Pompeo: “No intent to divide CARICOM…”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denying any attempt to divide CARICOM.

This, as Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness also advised his regional colleagues against creating an artificial divide within the Caribbean Community.

Both men spoke at a press conference in Jamaica this morning, as part of a visit by the US Secretary of State to the island.

CARICOM countries need to prepare for fallout of US and Iran situation

A suggestion that CARICOM heads meet as soon as possible, and come up with a strategy to deal with any possible fallout or dangerous scenarios, resulting from the recent détente between the United States and Iran.

It comes from Strategic Security Consultant and former Director of the National Operations Centre, Commander Garvin Heerah, who says Trinidad and Tobago should take the lead on this.

He warns that countries around the world where US interests are located have now been made more vulnerable, as a result of the current situation between Washington and Tehran.

BARBADOS PM: "A crisis of will."

That is what Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes has confronted the Caribbean region as a major hurdle in regional integration, when she spoke at the opening of the Regional Transformation forum for inclusive and sustainable growth at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, yesterday morning.

Rowley: Robust regional security is essential

Fol­low­ing are the open­ing re­marks de­liv­ered by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley at the 19th Spe­cial Meet­ing of the CARI­COM Heads of Gov­ern­ment on Se­cu­ri­ty cur­rent­ly tak­ing place in Port-of-Spain:

120,055 Caricom nationals allowed in T&T in 2018

A to­tal of 120,055 Cari­com na­tion­als were al­lowed en­try to T&T in 2018—but bar­bers beau­ti­cians, se­cu­ri­ty guards and agri­cul­tur­al work­ers whom re­gion­al lead­ers re­cent­ly pro­posed for re­gion­al free move­ment, can’t get this yet since it isn’t fi­nalised.

Caricom source thinks Trump out to split OAS vote

T&T blanked!

T&T’s Prime Min­is­ter Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and the lead­ers of two oth­er coun­tries who re­cent­ly sought peace in Venezuela’s cri­sis aren’t among the five Caribbean lead­ers who’ve been in­vit­ed to meet US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to­mor­row on is­sues, in­clud­ing Venezuela.

While Row­ley wasn’t on that in­vi­ta­tion list, as word of Trump’s meet­ing was an­nounced by the White House yes­ter­day, US Am­bas­sador Joseph Mon­del­lo held dis­cus­sions with Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar at her Port-of-Spain of­fice.

CARICOM leaders against politicising humanitarian aid to Venezuela

CARICOM leaders are concerned that humanitarian aid to Venezuela is being politicised. 

At the conclusion of the 30th inter-sessional meeting of the conference of heads of government of Caricom in St. Kitts, Nevis, a joint communique was issued with an official statement on the recent escalation of tensions in Venezuela. 

CARICOM reiterated its call for meaningful dialogue to bring an end to the ongoing conflict in the South American nation.