CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. May 22, 2009: The United States` first Caribbean American Attorney General, Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., returned to his roots in the Caribbean on Thursday.
Holder arrived in Barbados for meetings with his Caribbean foreign counterparts on narco-trafficking, violent crime, gangs, and judicial and law enforcement technical assistance, among other topics.
Today, Friday, May 22nd, the attorney general is set to meet with Barbados Governor General Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands, Prime Minister David Thompson, Barbados Attorney General Freundel Stuart, Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley, Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean and other officials.
He will also attend the official opening of the Tamarind Hall Complex which will be renamed the Eric H. Holder Jr. Municipal Complex.
Holder`s parents both have Barbadian roots but the U.S. AG was born in Queens, NY. His father, Eric Himpton Holder, Sr. (1905–1970) was born in Saint Joseph, Barbados and arrived in the United States at the age of 11. He later became a real estate broker.
His mother, Miriam, was born in New Jersey but her parents were immigrants from Saint Philip, Barbados.