Chairman of National Energy Solutions NESOL, Garnett Roper says the apparent competition between Venezuela and the US to provide energy solutions to the Caribbean is good for Jamaica.

His comment comes on the heels of yesterday’s agreement signed by the Jamaican and US governments for the supply of LNG to Jamaica.

NESOL is the entity charged with promoting the expansion and use of renewable power for residential and small private users.

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Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro is expected to visit Jamaica in September as part of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Petrocaribe agreement.

Mr. Roper has brushed aside concern that Jamaica’s LNG deal with the United States signals a shift away from Venezuela’s oil under PetroCaribe.

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Garnett Roper, Chairman of NESOL, speaking with Nationwide News at the Young Leaders Town Hall Meting with President Obama at the Mona campus of the UWI.