CARICOM: Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

OTTAWA, Ontario, February 11, 2020 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, will meet with Caribbean Leaders during their 31st inter-sessional summit in Barbados, on Tuesday, next week, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has confirmed.

The Secretariat said that Trudeau will meet with the leaders of the 15-member regional grouping on the first day of their two-day summit that will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, on the outskirts of the capital.

He is also scheduled to hold bi-lateral discussions with the CARICOM Chairman and the host, Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.   

“Canada and Caribbean countries have always had strong relationships, and almost one million people, of Caribbean descent, live in Canada. These relationships are based on shared values and partnerships in the fight against climate change, the promotion of democracy, trade, economic growth, and security. I look forward to meeting the leaders of CARICOM to discuss how we can work together to strengthen the Caribbean, and build a better world,” Trudeau said.

The Canadian government  said that the visit is to allow him to make his pitch to a new audience, regarding Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

It said that while Trudeau is expected to talk to Caribbean leaders about climate change, given the region’s particular vulnerabilities to its impacts, the Security Council seat will also figure, prominently.

The visit to the Caribbean follows a week-long visit to Africa and Europe, where he is attempting to lock down votes for a seat at the Security Council table from those countries.

Canada, Norway and Ireland are the three countries vying for two seats, available to Western European countries and Canada. The winner will occupy the seat for two years. Canada last sat on the Security Council in 2000, and lost its last bid for a seat in 2010.

During their two-day summit, the regional leaders will discuss various issues, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) that allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the region; the Report on the Commission on the Economy; Engagement with the private sector, labour and civil society; CARICOM advocacy against blacklisting, de-risking and withdrawal of correspondent banking.

They will also receive an update on matters of importance for science and technology and examine the recommendations from the 25th meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Negotiations.

 UPDATE on 18 FEBRUARY 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Cancels Trip To Barbados For Meeting With Caribbean Leaders

OTTAWA, Ontario February 18, 2020 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, cancelled a trip to Barbados, where he was due to meet with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, as Indigenous demonstrators and their supporters continue to halt train service, across parts of the country.

Trudeau was due to meet with the regional leaders on the first day of their two-day Inter-Sessional summit that began in Bridgetown, today. He was due to lobby the regional leaders for Canada’s support for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Canada, Norway and Ireland are the three countries vying for two seats, available to Western European countries and Canada. The winner will occupy the seat for two years.

Trudeau will now be represented at the CARICOM meeting by Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, instead.

“Following the government’s ongoing efforts to address infrastructure disruptions across the country, the prime minister will convene the Incident Response Group, tomorrow, to discuss steps forward,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

“Our priority remains the safety and security of all Canadians and the swift resolution of this issue, to restore service across the rail system, in accordance with the law,” the statement noted, adding “we will remain in close contact with other orders of government and partners”.

Trudeau returned to Canada, late Friday, after spending a week in Ethiopia, Kuwait, Senegal and Germany, and spent the weekend in private meetings.

An official of the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat confirmed that Trudeau would no longer be visiting the region, at this time.

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  • kamtanblog  On February 13, 2020 at 3:54 am

    EU mk2
    Hopefully free movement of goods and services
    but not “people’s” a political issue.
    Free of tax/tariffs/duties.

    If Canada accepts anyone who holds a passport in carribean to enter Canada
    (without first vetting) most “undesirables”
    will join in the free for all.

    Let’s see what is agreed by the Librral leader
    Trudeau of Canada.
    Let’s see what is agreed and made public !

    Politricks

    Kamtan 🇬🇧🇬🇾🇪🇸🇬🇧👽

  • wally n  On February 13, 2020 at 11:58 am

    If you guys had any guts maybe hold this liar,crook, actor, traitor, feet to the fire.He successfully initiated the plan of the Globalists to flood North America with undocumented raping hordes, also paid off the MSM for total silence, reports claim there are one million undocumented illegals walking around Canada on taxpayers dime.
    But, I am sure as always members of the West Indian community will swallow the fluff and end up with an empty bag as he job hunts Secretary General, yes, Secretary General, seat my ass, looking for big pay, no work, you know as Liberals do.

    • Trevor  On February 13, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      As my friend Raphael would say: We must be careful not to import the racist white racism from the developed countries.

      Is this what you want every Guyanese to behave like?

      What are you doing in Canada? Do the whites accuse you of being an illegal refugee or are you a racist white Baby Boomer living in a Latin American country while encouraging racist violence and closed borders (while living in a non-white country?)

      Why are you overconfident that Guyanese aren’t being lumped together with the “raping hordes” that you describe.

  • Trevor  On February 13, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    It was Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau who “opened the floodgates” by allowing millions of immigrants from non-European countries to settle in Canada.

    Wally you have to reconsider your right-wing Trump viewpoints because if you’re not white, they will never accept you.

    I’m not a fan of Justin Trudeau because of his gender politricks, but encouraging Guyanese to become bigots and racists is something that Bharrat Jagdeo and his supporters aim to do when they are elected. I’d rather vote for Freddie Kissoon’s dog than Irfaan Ali and his handler Bharrat Jagdeo.

    • Emanuel  On February 13, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Wally ain’t playing with a full deck. That much is obvious.

  • wally n  On February 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    When I came sure they did, looked different, sounded different……me, had a plan, was educated, willing to work,THERE WAS NO GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS.
    TODAY, might have been, Guyanese, and other West Indians mixed in with the “raping hordes” but still illegal!
    Canada was always the leader in Diversity, which only works in measured doses, I have nothing against ANY country willing to control entry, especially GUYANA, there are only so much resources,it is practical, reality, but can be done with careful consideration.
    We have different opinions and that is all we have, you have no problem with sleeping with your windows and doors wide opened, feeding many, just show up……Me naw, ya gat to be invited,

    • Trevor  On February 13, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      There is no “mass invasion” of “hordes of rapists” coming to GT. There are the Venezuelans, and the enterprising Cubans, but that is it. It doesn’t affect us as much as you claim it to be.

      Guyana has more than enough land to accommodate a few million people, and even Freddie Kissoon has been supportive of a medium-sized population, because population growth helps to drive the economy if done sustainably.

      Countries like Poland which is racist and xenophobic don’t have a problem joining the “globalist” European Union to work in the UK or Germany, but they go on racist attacks and violence against “brown” and “Black” people. This is the dogwhistle that your exaggerated claims seek to achieve.

      You want to insinuate that legal immigrants are rapists and criminals, when the real criminal is Donald Trump of AmeriKKKa.

  • Trevor  On February 13, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    “you have no problem with sleeping with your windows and doors wide opened, feeding many, just show up”

    This is faulty logic and extreme viewpoints which conflate immigration with that of an invasion.

    It’s quite hypocritical given that a certain demographic of Guyanese hide themselves in shipping containers to live as second class citizens in NYC and working in dead-end jobs at warehouses and factories for minimum wages and being harassed by gun-toting bigots who accuse them of being Arabian refugees [even if they are more Hindu than Reepu Daman Persaud or Mayor Ubraj].

  • Trevor  On February 14, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Wally, where do you get your sources from? Donald Trump’s Twitter account?

    I’m wondering because those guys have the same hateful viewpoints as you post on here with the closed borders and defaming immigrants as rapists and criminals.

    • kamtanblog  On February 14, 2020 at 1:33 am

      Gentlemen Economic migrants are not refugees or asylum seekers. They are just that ! The host country benefits from economic migrants … the country they leave behind loss. Isn’t Guyana such ?

      FMI google economic migrants !

      Simple Simon says If a state has a skill shortage it imports that skill until it can fill that gap..especially if training will be either too costly or be playing catch up ! Few decades ago UK lost most of its doctors and nurses to USA … described in MSM as “brain drain” Today most who work in NHS (National health service) are imported economic migrants from every corner of the planet.

      Now go figure

      Kamtan

      • Trevor  On February 14, 2020 at 11:59 am

        To a rational person, an educated immigrant is one who is hoping for a brighter future for themselves and their families (like many Guyanese do when they fit themselves in shop freezers and shipping containers for America).

        But what Trump and Wally has repeated is that anyone who is deemed non-white is an invader, a rapist, a criminal, a horde of locusts, and that the borders should be closed (against the non-whites), though aside from the Venezuelan tribes relocating to the Barima and Eteringbang areas, no one is coming here en masse as “hordes of illegal refugees” and those who are coming are mainly Trinidadian investors. However, the barefoot cane cutter voting for Bharrat Jagdeo’s puppet assumes that the wealthy Trinidadian businessman is a refugee.

  • Trevor  On February 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    If yuh go in GT now, most of the Venezuelans and Cubans are doing BUSINESS, side hustles and making money, while the Bharrat Jagdeo fanatic who drink out his paycheck after cutting cane is sitting on the internet cafe computer and preaching hate.

  • wally n  On February 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Before I leave this topic…..maybe you should check up on
    TRAFFICKING
    CULTURE DIFFERENCES
    WHAT HAPPENS TO A COUNTRY WHEN ALL THE YOUNG MEN LEAVE
    ALL I SUPPORT IS VETTING VETTING……..FOR EVERYONE!

    • Trevor  On February 14, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      You are parroting dangerous rhetoric, when you are more likely to be gunned down by the same white racists who are using you as a useful idiot to train Guyanese to become racist against Latinos & Haitians (so that the Americans and Europeans can retire in Guyana and benefit from the oil and gas industry).

      Similar dehumanizing terminology was present throughout Tarrant’s manifesto. From the very first page of the document, he claimed, “We are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” and repeatedly referred to Muslims as “invaders,” and to Muslim immigration to Europe and white settler colonial states such as Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (Aotearoa is the Indigenous Māori word for New Zealand) as an “invasion.” Tarrant employed such language 59 times in the manifesto. He also pointed to mass immigration as a threat to the existence of the “white race,” and called on his readers to “crush immigration and deport those invaders already living on our soil.” He also referred to Muslims as “vipers.”

    • Trevor  On February 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Wally, if a future Tarrant was gunning down a Hindu or Muslim place of worship in Canada, would he care if you are Guyanese or not an Islamic refugee? Then why are you preaching the hate that comes from those bigots? They would riddle you with bullets regardless because you are brown.

    • Trevor  On February 14, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      The British are coming here to steal the oil, yet the media is very racist!

      In particular, British tabloid and news headlines used words such as “swarm,” “invasion,” and “influx” to describe the growing numbers of individuals arriving in Europe. Dehumanizing rhetoric such as “hordes” who will “flood” across the borders was used to describe refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers in search of safety. Additionally, the media invoked war imagery with the use of military metaphors, such as headlines like, “send in the army” to stop the “invasion.”

      • guyaneseonline  On February 15, 2020 at 1:59 am

        Trevor:

        I do not see how this comment relates to the subject matter of this blog entry.
        PLEASE stick to the subject matter and do not repeat the same mantra in most of your entries.
        Thank you
        Moderator

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