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Trinidad and Tobago Joins Barbados in Boycotting Mike Pompeo’s Meeting in Jamaica That Excludes CARICOM Nations

January 25, 2020

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  The Virgin Islands Consortium

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2020 09:15:00 AM

White Hall, Trinidad By GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD

TRINIDAD — The Government of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday said it supports Barbados’ position not to send a representative to a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica. The decision represents a strong boost to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said over the weekend that Mr. Pompeo’s meeting in Jamaica, which excludes many of the 15-member CARICOM nation, could serve to divide the long-running treaty amongst Caribbean islands founded in 1973.

Trinidad Prime Minister Keith Rowley said Ms. Mottley has his country’s support.

“PM Mottley has the full support of the Government and the people of Trinidad and Tobago in outlining our principles and vision of Caribbean unity. In the expectation of Caribbean unity, the Prime Minister of Barbados speaks for Trinidad and Tobago,” said…

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