Caribbean Updates – May 17, 2022

Caribbean Updates – May 17, 2022

SPECIAL BRIEFING ON SOA FOR CARIBBEAN CIVIL SOCIETY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2022 @ 7PMEST

with Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Special Advisor to President Biden for Summit of the Americas

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcO2rrj8iEtSCLoDfMGqlUnRxdDW8XpMH

US-CARICOM Relations: “Exploring Business Opportunities for and with the Private Sector:  A Transactional Focus”

Shridath Ramphal Centre (UWI)/US Embassy/Caribbean Policy Consortium (CPC)

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11am-12:30pmEST

Webinar Registration – Zoom

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x7f9Vi6tTwacQPzVcr8e7Q

“Get Up, Stand Up”: The Need for the Caribbean to Facilitate the Creative and Orange Economies

Bruce Zagaris and Alexander Mostaghimi

April 6, 2022

Climate Change in the Caribbean – Global Americans

Energy security, growth, and planet preservation – Jamaica Observer

President Biden must bolster region’s eroding trust in US | Miami Herald

https://amp-miamiherald-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article260638482.html

U.S. Secretary Of State Praises Passage Of The Caribbean Basic Security Initiative Authorization Act

U.S. Vice President Harris will meet leaders of 15 Caribbean nations on Friday | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/vp-harris-will-meet-leaders-15-caribbean-nations-friday-2022-04-29/

Harris, Caribbean leaders, discuss economic recovery, climate

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/south-texas-el-paso/news/2022/04/29/kamala-harris-caribbean-leaders-climate-change-economy

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with Caribbean Leaders | The White House

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/04/29/readout-of-vice-president-harriss-meeting-with-caribbean-leaders/

Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Virtual Meeting with Caribbean Leaders | The White House

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/04/29/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-in-a-virtual/

PM HARRIS AND OTHER CARICOM HEADS HOLD HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE WITH U.S. VICE PRESIDENT TO STRENGTHEN AREAS OF COOPERATION – The St Kitts Nevis Observer

Dominica PM Skerrit virtually interacts with US VP Kamala Harris

President Ali calls for enhanced trust in CARICOM policies by the US – Department of Public Information

President Ali calls for enhanced trust in CARICOM policies by the US

Antiguan PM hopes CARICOM meeting with US VP would bear fruit | Loop Caribbean News

https://caribbean.loopnews.com/content/antiguan-pm-hopes-caricom-meeting-us-vp-would-bear-fruit

The US renews ‘strong commitment to the Caribbean – Jamaica Observer

Strengthening US-Caribbean Ties 2021 – LEADERS Interview with Melanie Chen, Board Director, Atlantic Council

https://www.leadersmag.com/issues/2021.2_Apr/Latin-America-Caribbean/LEADERS-Melanie-Chen-Atlantic-Council.html

  • from mid-2021 but excellent si!

Ukraine Conflict A Threat To CARICOM’s COVID-19 Recovery – St. Lucia Times News

IMF sees growth in the Caribbean in 2022 – Trinidad Express

https://trinidadexpress-tto.newsmemory.com/?publink=05af7eaa7_134842f

CARICOM Leaders Discuss the Caribbean’s Economic Vulnerability

Caricom must have a seat at the table during talks on future of the fossil fuel industry – Pres Ali – Guyana Times

Caribbean Economic Report, April 2022 – Marla Dukharan

Elizabeth Morgan | Seeking sustained economic recovery in CARICOM | Commentary | Jamaica Gleaner

In The Caribbean, Severe Food Insecurity Has Increased By 72% In The Past Two Years

CARICOM COTED May 2022 – Robust strategies needed for Community to rebound from COVID impacts – CARICOM Today

No time for reticence, procrastination; regional integration efforts need to be redoubled – ASG Cox – CARICOM Today

The Trinidad and Tobago Economy in 2022: Ongoing Deterioration, Errors, and Omissions – Marla Dukharan

Trinidad export market opportunities post-Covid | Local Business | trinidadexpress.com

https://trinidadexpress.com/business/local/export-market-opportunities-post-covid/article_88e18532-d0ba-11ec-8fe5-5f4c4f49be89.html

CBSI: FBI joins TTPS in crime fight

https://trinidadexpress-tto.newsmemory.com/?publink=13c23192d_1348484

The Caribbean in the Crossfire | Center for Strategic and International Studies

https://www.csis.org/analysis/caribbean-crossfire

Caribbean – China Discusses Mutual Interest | MENAFN.COM

The Caribbean must speed renewable energy transition to manage oil shocks -official | Nasdaq

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/caribbean-must-speed-renewable-energy-transition-to-manage-oil-shocks-official

CARICOM | Energy Caribbean Observer April 2022

http://bridgefield.org/caricom-52/

IDB Lab launches call to manage chemicals, hazardous waste in Caribbean – Guyana Times

High Commodity Prices Will Push Guyana and Trinidad to Record Growth: IMF – Nearshore Americas

https://nearshoreamericas.com/guyana-trinidad-commodity-prices-imf/

PM Rowley meets with members of US Congress – Trinidad Guardian

https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/pm-meets-with-members-of-us-congress-6.2.1485593.170fee800a

Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley met this morning with Special Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, at the US Department of State.

The conversation focused on reducing carbon and ethane emissions and Trinidad and Tobago’s renewable energy efforts.

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Stuart Young and Ambassador to the US and Mexico, Anthony Phillips-Spencer, Brigadier General (Ret’d.), accompanied the Prime Minister.

Six-point plan to secure new natural gas supplies and maximize exports from Trinidad & Tobago: 2022 – 2030 — Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago

https://energynow.tt/blog/six-point-plan-to-secure-new-natural-gas-supplies-and-maximise-exports-from-trinidad-amp-tobago-2022-2030

Venezuela cancels SVG’s PetroCaribe debt; promises homes, asphalt, fertilizer — PM says – iWitness News

Gov’t To Consider Reapproaching Venezuela For Oil | RJR News – Jamaican News Online

http://radiojamaicanewsonline.com/local/govt-to-consider-reapproaching-venezuela-for-oil

Curaçao is drafting its strategy to transform its free trade zone regime into a catalysator of economic growth – Curaçao Chronicle

https://www.curacaochronicle.com/post/local/curacao-is-drafting-its-strategy-in-order-to-transform-its-free-trade-zone-regime-into-a-catalysator-of-economic-growth/

Central American, Caribbean blocs condemn attack on Ukraine | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/central-american-caribbean-blocs-condemn-attack-ukraine-2022-05-04/

Belize welcomes tariff-free exports of agricultural products to Mexico – CNW Network

Mexico drops tariffs on Belize Agri exports
https://trinidadexpress-tto.newsmemory.com/?publink=18eecc206_1348483

PM John Briceno heads to Guyana as Belize peeved at trading relations within CARICOM – CNW Network

Panama: HR/VP Borrell meets with Caribbean Foreign Ministers to strengthen ties | EEAS Website

https://www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/trinidad-and-tobago/panama-hrvp-borrell-meets-caribbean-foreign-ministers-strengthen_en?s=156

Bank of England owned 599 enslaved people in 1770s, new exhibition reveals | Slavery | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/15/bank-of-england-owned-599-slaves-in-1770s-new-exhibition-reveals

SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS 2022

Antigua’s Ronald Sanders blasts US policies ahead of regional summit | Washington Diplomat

Caricom mulling over participation at Summit of Americas – Jamaica Observer

Puebla Group supports Caricom request on Summit | News

https://news.euro-24.com/world/272743.html

Trinidad’s FM Amery Browne on Venezuela, Cuba exclusion – ‘Caricom wants inclusive Summit of the Americas’

Mexico’s president says no country should be excluded from the Americas Summit

https://news.yahoo.com/mexico-president-says-no-country-184506112.html

Mexico says no country should be left out of Americas summit, rebutting the US | The Hill

Mexico’s president will send a representative in his place if nations are excluded from the Americas Summit | Reuters

AMLO’s stance on Americas summit doesn’t benefit Mexico: analysts

White House: No final decision on Summit of the Americas’ invites | Miami Herald

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article261348117.html

Biden’s Americas summit is drawing jeers and threats of boycott – POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/11/biden-americas-summit-boycott-threats-00031717

Caricom ‘undecided’ about possible boycott of Summit of the Americas | Antigua Observer Newspaper

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