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U.S. attorney general to visit Barbados

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 20:49 by GxMedia

US Attorney General Eric Holder

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to visit Barbados this week to discuss various issues related to justice and security on the island where his father was born.

Holder will meet with Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, Governor-General Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, and representatives from both Houses of Parliament, according to a statement from the government of Barbados.

The  outgoing U.S. attorney general’s father emigrated to the United States at an early age from Saint Joseph, Barbados, while his mother’s family hailed from the Barbadian town of Saint Philip.

Holder announced his resignation in September, but pledged to remain until his successor was confirmed.

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama nominated federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general