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United States Vice President Announces More Than $100 Million In Caribbean Support

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On Thursday in Nassau, The Bahamas, United States Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted more than $100 million, including $98 million in new funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to address climate, energy, food security, and humanitarian assistance in the Caribbean.

During her trip, the Vice President co-hosted the U.S.-Caribbean Leaders Meeting alongside Prime Minister Philip Davis of The Bahamas.

Davis is the current chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The United States Vice President’s meeting with regional leaders in The Bahamas built on her session with them in June 2022 at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

According to a release, working with Congress and subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide $20 million in funding to companies with financial and technical assistance and business development services through the Caribbean Climate Investment Program.

This programming will also support the establishment of the Blue-Green Investment Corporation in partnership with the Government of Barbados, the Green Climate Fund, and private sector investors.

With an estimated initial capitalization of $30 million by non-U.S. government partners, this public-private “green bank” is expected to unlock up to $210 million over three years.

The money will finance projects such as climate resilient housing, renewable energy, clean transportation, and water conservation in Barbados and later expanding to other Caribbean countries, including those in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.

USAID is also providing nearly $15 million to support disaster risk reduction, emergency response capacity strengthening, and resilience building across the Caribbean.

Vice President Harris also announced support for the Caribbean Island states’ response to the impacts of climate change.

Working with Congress, USAID also intends to provide $10.5 million to Haiti to enhance resilience and productivity in the country’s agricultural and livestock sectors.

USAID is also providing an additional nearly $54 million for the people of Haiti in response to the country’s humanitarian crisis.

SOURCE: USAID/SLT

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  1. Please woman! Take a seat! You liberals are hypocrites of black americans! The democrat party is the BIGGEST POLITICAL CON still conning black people in america! They REFUSE to give black americans REPARATION MONEY for the horrors of slavery! They will give EVERYBODY ELSE money but Black Americans! We in the caribbean we are not stupid! We are not guinea pigs like the vaccine programs America has done in African countries! All what these democrats and liberals have for black americans is lgbtqia+p and abortion. Now Africa if you don’t bend your too bordah to accept lgbt and abortion then Africa won’t get funding. Sounds more like a communist dictatorship to me huh america? Thats all they want for black americans smh. Divide and conquer has been america’s agenda towards the black race! Kamala or Ka MAL sac woche you can keep your money and give it to the most horrible human rights situation happening to black americans in those GREAT UNITED STATES ($ATANI$TS) OF AMERICA! Talk about American Exceptionalism! American Exceptiinalism of anti GOD, war mongering whore mongering, greed, racism and discrimination!

  2. America should be ashame is that all they can give to help the Caribbean a rich country like America America never build one bridge or a major highway for us in st lucia not even a school . America keep using us in the region. It is like only Taiwan that helps us … Kamala go back to the white house as you are not welcome in the region

  3. America should and must assist the Caribbean Community we are very rich in history the French,Spain,England,Germany and countless others America built base in Vieuxfort St Lucia the British built forts up north in st Lucia after the conclusion of the war every nation’s hull out and leaved the Island with empty hands without a thanks except sailors visiting and hoeing I’m 72 years I remember quite a few things which I don’t include???please help the Island nation Respect

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