Embassy back at work in south Trinidad

U.S. Embassy discusses partnerships with San Fernando Mayor

Port of Spain Aug 16, 2017:  Officials of the U.S. Embassy were at work again in San Fernando last Monday, continuing its commitment to partnering with south Trinidad, an initiative which began last June when the embassy moved its offices to San Fernando for one day.

Embassy Liaison to south Trinidad Timothy Swanson, Military Liaison Chief Colonel Claudia Carrizales, and other MLO team members, as well as newly arrived Acting Public Affairs Officer Michael Barrera, met with San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, and held discussions on the embassy’s mission in Trinidad and Tobago, with regards to good governance, security, and outreach. The delegation then toured through different neighborhoods of San Fernando with Mayor Regrello, highlighting areas where collaborative projects could take place.

The discussions focused on creating future partnerships through bilateral education, empowerment, and security programs particularly targeting those in vulnerable and impoverished communities.  Addressing juvenile delinquency and empowering young people to build up their communities were the general themes of the visit.