The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative

Working together through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States and the nations of the Caribbean are combating the drug trade and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security. This partnership fulfills the commitment to deepen regional security cooperation that President Barack Obama made at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2009.

CBSI is one piece in an integrated effort that includes the other security initiatives in the Hemisphere. The United States, CARICOM member nations, and the Dominican Republic are improving citizen safety throughout the Caribbean by working to: Substantially reduce illicit trafficking; Increase public safety and security and Promote social justice.

Trinidad and Tobago CBSI Fact Sheet