Obama announces initiatives for energy security and education

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Obama announces initiatives for energy security and education
PRIME MINISTER PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER (THIRD RIGHT, FRONT ROW); PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BARACK OBAMA (FOURTH LEFT, FRONT ROW); AND CARICOM HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT POSE FOR AN OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM)-US SUMMIT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN ST. ANDREW TODAY (APRIL 9). ALSO PICTURED (THIRD LEFT, FRONT ROW) IS CHAIRMAN OF CARICOM, AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE BAHAMAS, PERRY CHRISTIE. (CREDIT: JIS)
US President Barack Obama(centre) front row, with CARICOM leaders. Photo credit: Jamaica Information Service (JIS).

CMC – US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a US$20 million effort to jumpstart private and public sector investment in clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Central America.

Obama made the announcement as he wrapped up a visit to Jamaica where he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and then met Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government.

“If we can lower these costs through the development of clean energy and increased energy efficiency we could unleash, I think, a whole host of additional investments and growth,” Obama said.

The proliferation of illegal guns in the Caribbean, trade, immigration and energy security were some of the other topics discussed by Obama and CARICOM leaders.

In her opening statement to the summit, Simpson Miller called for a stronger relationship between the US and CARICOM.

While CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas, said crime and security are major issues for the region.

At a town hall meeting with young people at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, Obama highlighted an initiative to support leaders and entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and Central America.

The programme, valued at US$70 million is expected to focus on education, training and entrepreneurship.

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  1. Why do guy keep barking at that ALBA story? Don't u guys notice Chas ain't talking about ALBA again.He realized his buddies Keith n Gaston join the sou sou and his latest pal Tim ain't go pull out.

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  2. I know why Obama was grinning from ear to ear. He was thinking that it was amazing that the other 15 fools in the picture could be bought so cheaply!

    Why exactly were the other 15 fools laughing?

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  3. Obama going to make you fools you Keny , Raphael and Skeriete pay . Such fools to have gone to bed like our foolish drug barons they go to Venezuela get these guys drugs then call back and say oh the police took it . I wouldn't be shocked if the Venezuelans called out a hit on all of you who layer in bed with with Chavez for oil !
    Worthless Brains who spoke about so much development !
    Well the Kenyain man will drive the Pole in just like how Kenny dances with one hand driving pole . Skeriete you should be a shames of yourself in this photo vowed never no To USA all of sudden no Daddy Chevez you want a Kiss priest translate to patio ! Well with Kiss priest come in all kinds !

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