This information was provided by Dr. Kathleen Vogel and Shelly Westebbe of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the U.S. State Department in a meeting with Sir Ronald Sanders,
Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States.
The U.S. officials congratulated Antigua and Barbuda for demonstrating the political will and establishing the machinery to stomp out trafficking in persons, saying their entire office is pleased with how much had been achieved.
Sanders said it is a firm policy of the Gaston Browne-led government to rid Antigua and Barbuda of human trafficking. He also stated that “the Trafficking in Persons Committee in Antigua, backed up by the attorney general, had performed admirably to improve Antigua and Barbuda’s situation by coordinating the efforts of several government offices, including the police and immigration.”