[Loop News] US vice president announces more than $100M to help the Caribbean

US Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris

US Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the US is investing more than $100 million in the Caribbean region to crack down on weapons trafficking, help alleviate Haiti’s humanitarian crisis and support climate change initiatives.

The announcement was made ahead of an official trip to the Bahamas for a meeting of Caribbean and US leaders hosted by Harris and Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis. Harris, who is the highest-ranking US official to visit the Bahamas since it became independent 50 years ago, landed shortly after noon.

Dozens of greeters including school children and members of her sorority greeted Harris as the Royal Bahamas Police Force band dressed in black, red and white uniform played.

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  1. Just Asking
    June 13, 2023

    Will she mention manufacturing, we must insist on manufacturing. Also, will our leaders engage China on manufacturing? No more dangling of aid, get serious people. When are we going to insist on manufacturing instead of aid dangling over our heads in exchange for legalized immorality of their choice? Keep in mind if you push manufacturing their might be another coup.

  2. Annon
    June 13, 2023

    Considering that the US is bankrupt, what an interesting comment out of her mouth. I guess that she hasn’t heard yet.

  3. If we knew better
    June 12, 2023

    We dont want it. What must the Caribbean do to get your money? How are we to compromise ourselves? Make buggery legal? Make trans movement legal? what?

  4. June 11, 2023

    If the goal is to counter the influence that China has built in the region, this sum is far too little, far too late. Why the Americans were so negligent as to abandon their own neighbours I will never understand.

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  5. Channel 1
    June 9, 2023

    I hope this $100 million support does not come attached with the nonsense conditionalities of LGBTQI+ being thrust upon regional governments. This foreign government system has previously hinted about it including this LGBTQI+ foolishness in its foreign policy initiatives.

    Caribbean governments and most importantly the citizens of the region should closely monitor to ensure foreign perverted ideologies are not injected into the psyche of our societies via ‘financial syringes’.

    Stay Alert!!! Stay tuned…

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  6. Lin clown
    June 9, 2023

    It is not $1,000,000,000 it is $100,000,000,even on that IBO is trying to make UWP supporters look foolish.I thought Ibo could make no mistake.

    • If we knew better
      June 13, 2023

      Man STFU. Big people are here talking. Go around the corner with your ignorance…….

  7. Ibo France
    June 9, 2023

    This is a welcomed gesture and initiative by the US but much too long in coming. But, as the saying goes, “it is better to be late than never”.

    I just hope that these plans materialise and the Caribbean becomes a much better region because of this renewed effort.

    It is my hope that proper mechanisms are put in place to guard against corruption. Corruption is the biggest stumbling block to development and advancement of a people.

    It is my wish that this US $1 000 000 000 will begin to reverse the downward trajectory of this perennially battered and beleaguered region.

    The US, with its flawed foreign policies, is no role model for other budding democracies. However, the US is overwhelmingly preferred around the world to despotic dictatorships like Russia and China.

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    • MEME
      June 10, 2023

      You must read brother. Russia is much more loved across the world than America, and that is a statement of FACT. That’s why most countries remained neutral in the Ukraine war, which they all know was started by America.
      On a global scale, China is also move loved than America.
      Stop making an arrant FOOL of yourself.Your shameless human being. Do you have shame glands??

      • June 12, 2023

        Don’t hit your UWP brother too hard. That is not nice. Some people learn the hard way, like Ibo and Telemakak.

        • If we knew better
          June 13, 2023

          Why must your tribal politics be involved in everything? Cant someone simply be a nationalist regardless of whatever party is in power? If i speak against Skerrit does that make me a uwp? No it doesnt. Because if UWP doing nonsense they will get fire too. You are the typical Dominican. the type we need less of with that kind of mentality.

      • Ibo France
        June 12, 2023

        I am widely read. You should not only read communist propaganda but put that precious gift from God (brain) to good use. A bran is a terrible thing to waste.

        Believe or not, I like your utter nonsense for it wakes up my brain cells.

    • Eagle-Eyed
      June 10, 2023

      Ibo, I couldn’t help but notice that you stuck an extra nought in to give the impression that the amount quoted was one billion rather than one hundred million, which is chicken feed compared to the billions the US give to Israel every year to oppress the Palestinians and the billions currently sent to Ukraine to wage war with the Russians on Biden’s behalf. So tell me exactly how much can this amount of money do to improve the lives of Caribbean people? China is spending a lot more on Dominica alone. If you have to add what the Chinese also spend on other Caribbean countries, what the US is offering to spend on the whole region is a pittance and an insult to Caribbean people.

      • Ibo France
        June 12, 2023

        I agree with your statements about Ukraine but even more so about the unwavering and blank check financial and military support the US gives to Israel.

        I have very grave problems with many of America’s flawed and biased foreign policies. This unrestrained support for Israel is galling. Even in the Security Council of the UN, the US who has veto power, invariably votes for Israel no matter how heinous the atrocities Israel commits against the hapless Palestinians.

        However, I can never support any dictatorial, despotic, absolutist incumbency. They strangle freedom and jail and execute innocent people (opponents) at will.

      • lmckoy
        June 14, 2023

        “— tell me exactly how much can this amount of money do to improve the lives of Caribbean people?”
        Try thinking hard and long; Do you have any idea who is responsible for improving the lives of Caribbean people? While you are at it, try and figure out the value of the many Dominicans who are living successfully in the USA and the level of remittances that are being sent to loved ones.

  8. bianca jack
    June 9, 2023

    but only if you accept there LGBTDTZXY ideology. this money is not comming without its attachments .

    and u notice what they targetting. they not even saying they gonna build industries and alow speacial importation rights from those countries . they investing in things they can control

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  9. MEME
    June 9, 2023

    Whoever thought Biden is bad, (and he is indeed terribly bad), this lady as vice president is gazillion times worse….Her english is seriously handicapped, she usually stops halfway during her speeches and grins and chuckles like a clown. She is so shameless!!!
    America is now a parody of what it used to be. Those two war mongers have worked a number on the USA, no wonder CHINA is more respected world wide!!
    Kamala and sleepy Joe!

    • Ibo France
      June 12, 2023

      The small number of neurons left in your bran has gone bonkers. You are in urgent need of a psychiatric evaluation.

    • Brenda
      June 13, 2023

      You need to say that again in all caps.
      The bar in the US so low right not an ant could get under it. It just boggles my mind how people are going around thinking this woman is intelligent.

  10. MEME
    June 9, 2023

    This is peanuts, a meagre amount of $$$, when one considers that the gun trade is so well organised.
    Guess the United States, where most of the guns emanate was too busy destabilising countries all around the world, staging coup d’etas and waging wars, so it paid no attention to gun crimes both in the United States itself and numerous other countries.
    This is another reason why CHINA is more loved and embraced worldwide…!!!
    I admire CHINA, and the Chinese people.

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