U.S. Government Engagement and Partnership with the Caribbean

  Almost four million Caribbean nationals are living in the United States with over 370,000 living in Brooklyn and have contributed with their incredibly rich culture, produced amazing artists and actually enrichen U.S. culture. So said Juan Gonzales, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America and the Caribbean when he addressed a press briefing on …

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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Merikin Community

Foreign Service Officer JP Gonzales joined the Merikin community in Indian Walk for a Thanksgiving celebration commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the community’s arrival in Trinidad. The event included a flambeau-lit, drumming-accompanied procession through the community’s heartland and a number of moving speeches from Merikin leaders and Dr. Lovell Francis MP. A military parade was …

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