US Secretary Of State Arrives In Jamaica Today


US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo will be arriving in Jamaica today.

Mr. Pompeo is scheduled to be on the island from today until tomorrow.

A press conference has been scheduled by the Office of the Prime Minister at 7:45 am tomorrow at Jamaica House in St. Andrew.

Mr. Pompeo is expected to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to conduct a multilateral roundtable discussion with Caribbean leaders and deliver remarks on US Caribbean relations.

The Secretary’s policy speech will highlight the region’s critical importance to the US, its shared values and commitment to strengthened ties.

This is expected to get underway at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

Meanwhile, not all Caribbean leaders will be at this scheduled roundtable discussion.

CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has warned against this.

She sees it’s as an attempt by the US to divide CARICOM.

Mottley who will not be attending or sending a representative to the talks, warned strongly against the roundtable in a speech over the weekend.

Yesterday, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne also came out in support of Mottley’s position.

In a statement, Antigua and Barbuda reiterated its stance on fostering stronger intra-regional relations and common regional approaches to international relations.

In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.

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