Kamala Harris vows to strengthen US-Caribbean relationship


US Vice President Kamala Harris with Caribbean leaders

Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, has told regional leaders that strengthening the US-Caribbean relationship is a priority for her.

She spoke on Thursday during a meeting of Caribbean and US leaders in Nassau hosted by her and Bahamian Prime Minister, Philip Davis.

Among the leaders at the summit, was Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. Addressing the event, Harris pointed out that the meeting was important as a means of strengthening ties between the United States and the Caribbean region.

She stated this was a priority for her and her boss, US President Joe Biden. “Strengthening the U.S.-Caribbean relationship is a priority for me, as it is for President Joe Biden. And these meetings have proven — I believe, at a leader level, have proven to be very important and essential to the strength of these relationships”, the Vice President stated.
During the meeting, the following initiatives were announced that would address, (1) security and firearms trafficking; (2) the need for an enhanced diplomatic presence in the Eastern Caribbean; (3) the crisis in Haiti; and (4) the U.S.–Caribbean Partnership to Address the  Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030).

The announcements include more than $100 million in new assistance for the region. While addressing the meeting, Harris pointed to the matter of climate change, the threat it poses to the Caribbean, and efforts made by her country to assist.

“We have discussed, for example, powerful storms that can wipe out economic progress, low-lying islands that face erosion, flooding, and deadly storm surge from rising seas. These discussions resulted in the launch of our US.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis — or, as we call it, PACC 2030 — last year at the Summit of the Americas. PACC 2030 is designed to help accelerate the Caribbean’s transition to clean energy and to promote
energy security and climate resilience”, she remarked.

Additional funds will help low-lying island nations whose economies largely depend on tourism to prepare and adapt for climate change.

“Caribbean nations are on the front lines,” Harris said. She also addressed a matter of gun violence, which has been of great concern to Caribbean leaders in recent times.

She said the United States is committed to curtailing firearms trafficking in the Caribbean by prohibiting illegal shipments of firearms and ammunition, holding offenders accountable, and enforcing justice.

“And today, I am pleased to announce that the United States Department of Justice will create a new position, a Coordinator for Caribbean Firearms Prosecutions, which will help maximize information sharing between our countries to support the prosecution of traffickers. This effort will be aided by the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which President Biden signed last year, and includes new federal criminal offenses for firearms trafficking and straw purchases”, the Vice President said.

The crisis in Haiti, which has also been of great concern to Caribbean leaders, was also addressed by Harris.
“The United States supports the development of a multinational force in Haiti”, she said.

“And today I’m pleased to announce $53.7 million in new humanitarian aid for Haiti. In addition, our administration will support the extension of HOPE-HELP trade preferences for Haiti, which are due for renewal in 2025.”

{L-r) PM Skerrit, VP Kamala Harris

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  1. lmao
    June 13, 2023

    Why our PM head looking so big? That can’t be a real picture :lol: :lol:

  2. Lin clown
    June 13, 2023

    I agree with IBO France about the educational background and experience of Kamala Harris.But,in my view Ibo is still the #1 Jacka in town,head and shoulders above everybody else.

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    • If we knew better
      June 14, 2023

      Its hilarious that you didnt mention UWP or Lennox Linton in your comment this time. You have a new arch nemesis in IBO i see.

  3. Let's Face It
    June 13, 2023

    Bully Bullying Haiti into severe poverty. 😔

  4. Saddam
    June 13, 2023

    What is $100 million for the region?still trying to keep us hungry,and that gun trafficking business is just wickedness cause is there factories under there full security willfully undermining our Caribbean security to create an atmosphere of insecurity so they can present as security so they can dictate and blame when is they themselves creating that atmosphere.every guns and bullets fired belongs to them and they ain’t madeinchina

  5. Just Asking
    June 13, 2023

    We should not trust those people, just look how they have crippled the whole of Africa preventing any manufacturing there, none; only to commit a coup against any leader who even talks about manufacturing, and then another coup just recently. What can a miserly $100mil do for that big gap of neglected manufacturing in this friendly region at your doorstep? 🤔 with China there is some hope that our leaders insist on manufacturing, did I say……manufacturing, anything?

  6. Brain Damage
    June 13, 2023

    Vice President Kamala Harris, before pumping more $$$ in the Caribbean, please check the back pockets of this guy standing next to you…… you won’t be surprise of your findings…

  7. James
    June 12, 2023

    It’s good to see that she and her boss have the same priorities, considering how much they hate each other, and are rarely m, if ever m, seen together…

  8. Let's Face It
    June 12, 2023

    They go everywhere with lgbtqx.. and y requirements, just for aid. But China is already providing aid. She needs to do better, be brave unlike Obama, do the right thing and push for reparations like S. Korea, Japan, Israel etc nothing less for people who have suffered more. If she is sincere that’s what’s needed or leave China to lead in a different direction. Period!

  9. Lin clown
    June 12, 2023

    If what you say is true,then you are caught in a rat trap.Those are the same people you are asking to go after Skerrit with your allegation of corruption.For a very long time you have been asking a country you detest(and rightly so) to find a man guilty without evidence.

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  10. June 12, 2023

    I love that picture of the Supreme Leader of Dominica standing next to VP of America and, she is all beside herself standing next to the Supreme Leader of Dominica. Love it. She would dare not stand next to Ugly Willy Lenny and chicken-box Thomas Fontaine.

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  11. Juanita
    June 12, 2023

    Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, has told regional leaders that strengthening the US-Caribbean relationship is a priority for her.

    Did VP Harris laugh or giggle when she said that?

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    • Channel 1
      June 12, 2023

      @Juanita – Very good question. After all, she is known in some circles as Cackling Kamala.

      On another note, Caribbean citizens must ensure that their employees ie those leaders they elected do not entertain, sign and accept (in open or secret) any LGBTQI+ conditionalities in order to receive financial aid and/or other support from any foreign government, non-governmental organisations etc.

      Stay Alert!!! Stay tuned y’all.

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    • smh
      June 13, 2023

      she probably cackled lol

    • June 14, 2023

      All you do is ridicule people and make a mockery of them. What can you bring to the table? Nothing but your garbage as usual.

  12. JustSaying
    June 12, 2023

    She made these comments just with over a year to the end of her only term in office. SMH!

  13. MEME
    June 12, 2023

    I earlier described Kamala Harris as the USA dumbest vice President. She seem to be at war with the english language, she chuckles and grins like a clown during her speeches. Skerrit does the same, especially when he is about to vomit a lie.
    What is US$100 000 000.00 for the Caribbean??????? That’s an insult!!! Again reasons why the whole world, except a few countries in Europe prefer CHINA! China is a better friend. BILLIONS are used by the USA in a war in Ukraine provoked by a criminal and thief called ZELENSKY, against the Russian Federation, but to help Small Island Developing States, as we have in the Caribbean, only US$100 000 000.00 is provided. Guess it’s to buy bubble gum for the corrupt Caribben heads to chew after they have been inebriated with wine and whisky.

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    • Ibo France
      June 12, 2023


      Your adolescent, estrogen tantrums against the highly qualified lawyer and Vice President of the US, Kampala Harris, only bring to light the ill-bred, bellicose numbskull you are.

      The lady carries herself with poise and dignity; speaks prudently; thinks rationally and is ever so gracious. You are head over heels for the Donald, a most despicable, belligerent individual. Kamala is brighter, much more qualified, and most of all a more loving and law abiding person than your demigod (Donald) whose image you genuflect to every night before you go to bed.

      • MEME
        June 13, 2023

        What is your fixation with Donald Trump all about????? Donald Trump is a man. Are you?
        It seem like you enjoy being embarrassed. What did you learn at school? Seem like it’s nothing! Your conceited egotistic prig!Do you enjoy the humiliation?

      • smh
        June 13, 2023

        Bro you cannot be talking about the same Kamala Harris. That woman is average intelligence at best and you can tell from the way she speaks. She can barely form a coherent sentence without repeating the same thing over and over. She uses these annoyingly fake gestures and mannerisms like someone who just got done with a 1 hour public speaking course. She’s terrible at her job and the only reason she’s there is because she is a “black” woman. And that’s not even me saying that, that is literally what Joe Biden promised – https://time.com/5803677/joe-biden-woman-vice-president/

    • Poly Sci
      June 12, 2023

      I will agree with you when China holds free and fair elections. Sorry, you might be one of those that enjoy living under a dictatorship.

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