Category - U.S.-Jamaica relations

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Trump’s security assistance cuts and Pompeo’s Jamaica promises diverge

Trump’s security assistance cuts and Pompeo’s Jamaica promises diverge Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (25 February 2020) — On the 10th anniversary of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), former president Barack Obama’s signature security assistance partnership with the Caribbean, president Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget cut proposal undermines the bold promises made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his recent visit to Jamaica. Even as Pompeo was in...

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US draws anti-China line in the sands of Jamaica

US draws anti-China line in the sands of Jamaica Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (16 February 2020) — China’s rapid economic and geopolitical march through Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been particularly problematic for the US. The countries of the hemisphere are in America’s geographic backyard, and any increase in influence by China, or by any major economic or military global competitor in the region is considered to be a threat to US national security. President Donald...

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Conversations with America: U.S.-Jamaica Relations during President Obama’s Administration

Conversations with America: U.S.-Jamaica Relations during President Obama’s Administration Ambassador Curtis Ward and Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater, then U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica March 16, 2012   Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater, U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, and Ambassador Curtis Ward, former ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations and currently President of the Caribbean Research and Policy Center have a conversation on U.S.-Jamaica Relations, moderated by Deputy Assistant...