Trump to Meet with Five Caribbean Leaders including Holness

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US President Donald Trump is set to meet with a number of Caribbean leaders including Prime Minister Andrew Holness at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, tomorrow.

That’s according to a statement from the White House yesterday. The four other countries are the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Saint Lucia.

The White House says the US President is expected to discuss Chinese “predatory economic practices” and the Venezuela situation.

Trump and the Caribbean leaders will also discuss security cooperation and potential opportunities for energy investment. Washington has warned countries in the region about accepting Chinese investment.

In October, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Mexico City that when China comes calling, it’s not always to the good of that country’s citizens. He said when they show up with deals that seem to be too good to be true, it’s often the case that they, in fact, are.

On Venezuela, the United States has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president.

Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency in January, saying President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election was not legitimate.

Several Western countries have backed Guaido as head of state.

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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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