“Jamaica has become a leader in the development of alternative energy resources and I’m hopeful that the US will learn from their example and partner with them in becoming leaders in sustainable energy in this region”, the congresswoman said.
In welcoming Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Peter Phillips as guest lecturer to the 10 annual CIN Lecture Series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem New York on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Congresswoman Clarke said Vice President Joe Biden has also expressed an interest in Jamaica’s development of alternative energy resources. She added that there would be collaborative talks between the governments of Jamaica and the United States to forge this partnership.
Congresswoman Clarke says that with the country’s natural resources, a young population and an excellent system of primary, secondary and tertiary education Jamaica has a unique opportunity to develop its economy in the 21st century based on trade with North America and other nations around the world.
“As a leader of the Caribbean Caucus in the House of Representative I have keen interest in the development of Jamaica and will continue to work on strengthening the ties between Jamaica and US.” Ms. Clarke pointed that there are millions of first and second-generation immigrants in the USA who are interested in investing in Jamaica. We have a responsibility to develop their interest into action.
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