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Jamaica won't forsake Venezuela while exploring clean energy

KINGSTON, April 12, 2015 - Despite efforts by the United States to wean the Jamaican Government from the use of Venezuelan Oil to Natural Gas, Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says Jamaica will be deepening its relationship with Venezuela while shifting its focus to clean energy.

CARICOM Chair wants concrete action from US-CARICOM Summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 10, 2015 - The encounter between the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, should mark a new and positive beginning for CARICOM-US relations, according to Chair of CARICOM, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie.

Jamaica and US Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement

KINGSTON, April 10, 2015 - The Governments of Jamaica and the United States yesterday signed a Statement of Intent outlining the planned areas of cooperation on the development and deployment of energy-related technologies between both countries.

CARICOM Committed to Strong Ties with US

KINGSTON, April 10, 2015- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders remain committed to strengthening relations with the United States (US).

US 'disappointed' in Region's support to Venezuela

Roberta Jacobson was surprised not more countries defended the U.S. sanctions and decree claiming Venezuela a threat.   The U.S. Under-Secretary for Latin America admitted Friday that she was “disappointed” by the reactions of the Latin American countries to the sanctions and the “national security threat” decree recently adopted by Washington against Venezuela.

Venezuela hands protest letter to the US

CARACAS, March 28, 2015- Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez announced Friday that her country has handed a formal letter of protest to the United States embassy in Caracas to reject the White House's recent executive order calling Venezuela a threat to U.S. security.

Dollar Imperialism, 2015-Edition

“The dollar is our currency, but it’s your problem.” This is what US Treasury Secretary John Connally said to his counterparts in the Rome G-10 meeting in November, 1971, shortly after the Nixon administration ended the dollar’s convertibility into gold and shifted the international monetary system into a global floating exchange rate regime. The world has been suffering from this “problem” ever since the US obtained the “exorbitant privilege” of issuing the world’s reserve and trade currency under the Bretton Woods system after WWII.
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