Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Treat the Caribbean Wisely

“Install calm and stability in some of the more volatile countries in the world such as Nigeria and Iran.”

We look forward to welcoming you Mr. President-elect, at the Summit of the Americas in April 2009 in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a great privilege for us that you are coming to our area, and it is our hope that you will not overlook our region. I’ll remind you that there are others who are quite ready and willing to fill the vacuum quickly with a completely different agenda from the foundations of our culture and way of life!

Our region sees itself as an important part of the Americas—and wishes to be treated accordingly. High oil prices, inflation and crime pose a significant risk to the Caribbean. Writing as a representative of Barbados, I hope you will address these critical issues.

Compared with other regions in the world, the Caribbean has done well…

 


Tags: Barbados, Caribbean, energy, Interamericana Trading Corporation, Kyffin Simpson, SOL Group, Summit of the Americas 2009, The Simpson Group of Companies, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. President-elect
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