CARICOM Diplomatic Mission Opens In Nairobi, Kenya

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Barbados and the Caribbean community have firmly planted diplomatic roots in Africa.

This comes as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. The Most Honourable Jerome Walcott, officially opened on Monday the CARICOM diplomatic mission in Nairobi, Kenya, marking the first of its kind for Barbados on the continent.

Speaking at the CARICOM’s new offices in the South Tower of the Two Rivers Office Complex, Dr. Walcott explained this event marked a major milestone in relations between Barbados and Africa.

“The commissioning of this mission here in Kenya, the first diplomatic mission of Barbados to be commissioned on the African continent, is a testament of Barbados’ outreach to the motherland and cradle of civilization, where many of our ancestors were born,” Minister Walcott said.

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“Barbados, at this time, looks to Africa in pursuit of new relationships and partners with the aim of deepening engagement and cooperation with like-minded nations both bilaterally and multilaterally,” he added.

Minister Walcott, who was accompanied by Barbados High Commissioner to Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Nairobi, William Alexander McDonald, and Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Alies Jordan, explained this latest development was the result of a continued commitment to cooperation made between the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, and President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Meanwhile, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, deemed the opening as a fulfilment of a promise to secure a home for the Caribbean community in Kenya, made by President Kenyatta during his visit to Barbados in 2019.

“This is a promise of historic significance, in that it will forge closer people-to-people ties between Africa and CARICOM,” Ambassador Omamo said on behalf of President Kenyatta.

“Africa has been separated from the Caribbean region, not only by the Atlantic Ocean, but by centuries of few interactions, despite our shared common descent and history. But I am proud to state that Kenya and Barbados have been at the forefront in fostering linkages between Africa and the Caribbean countries,” she added.

Source: Barbados Government Information Service. Headline photo courtesy Prime Minister’s Office: (From left) Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. The Most Honourable Jerome Walcott; and Kenya Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Petroleum, Ambassador Dr. Monica Juma, officially open the CARICOM diplomatic mission in Nairobi, Kenya, as Barbados High Commissioner to Kenya, William Alexander McDonald (third from left) looks on.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. As soon as I read the names, Mia Amor Mottley, and Uhuru Kenyatta, in this article, the warning bells went off immediately; and I scoured the article looking for another name, but did not find Gene Leon (but I am sure he is lurking behind the scenes – why do you think Pierre is the chair of the CDB?)!

    Why should these names set off alarm bells? They are the chief compradors operating in the Caribbean & Africa on behalf of their neo-liberal (globalist) masters in the US!

    This Afro-Caribbean “Kumbaya” festival was always the Plan B by the globalists of the west, to gain access to the natural resources of Africa, if their Plan A for regime change in Russia ever failed; and boy has it failed! The globalists have been suddenly reduced to a goal of partial (instead of full) spectrum dominance, now that Asia is off limits, and the pink tide is coming in again to South America’s shores.

    I will let Garland Nixon’s video explain, in plain English, the back story of this initiative by the comprador class in the Caribbean & Africa:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EOMJQs3KKQ

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