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Ambassador calls for US-Caricom summit

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(Antigua Observer) Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has called for an early meeting between US President Joe Biden and Caricom leaders.

Ambassador Sanders made the call during a webinar yesterday organised by Florida International University and the Latin American and Caribbean Center in Washington.

Sir Ronald pointed out that it has been seven years since the last US-Caricom summit was held in Jamaica.

He said the US has still not formulated an effective Caribbean policy during that time. He described the US policy during the Trump presidency as one of “divide and rule” particularly with regard to Cuba and Venezuela.

Ambassador Sanders also lamented that since President Biden has come to office, no high-level consultation has been held on a US policy for the Caribbean. He said that instead the US has focused on continuing policies of isolating Cuba and trying to dissuade Caricom countries from relationships with China.

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