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US promises expanded cooperation with the Caribbean
Published on May 31, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA -- In proclaiming June 2014 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, US President Barack Obama said on Friday  that the United States is expanding cooperation with the region to promote social justice, grow prosperity throughout the Americas, and create new educational opportunities for young people across the Caribbean basin.

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President Barack Obama
“Caribbean Americans are part of a great national tradition, descendants of hopeful, striving people who journeyed to our lands in search of a better life. They were drawn by a belief in the power of opportunity, a belief that through hard work and sacrifice, they could provide their children with chances they had never known. Thanks to these opportunities and their talent and perseverance, Caribbean Americans have contributed to every aspect of our society -- from science and medicine to business and the arts. During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor their history, culture, and essential role in the American narrative.

“It is also a time to renew our friendship with our Caribbean neighbors, with whom we share both an ocean and a history. To this end, the United States is expanding cooperation with our Caribbean partners as we promote social justice, grow prosperity throughout the Americas, and create new educational opportunities for young people across the Caribbean basin, as well as for Caribbean Americans in our own communities. We are also working to advance commonsense immigration reform that will allow future generations of Caribbean Americans to share their talents with our Nation.

“As America celebrates our Caribbean heritage, let us hold fast to the spirit that makes our country a beacon to the world. This month, let us remember that we are always at our best when we focus not on what we can tear down, but on what we can build up. And together, let us strengthen the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth,” the proclamation read.

Obama encouraged all Americans to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
 
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Comments:

Yvonne Joseph:

Very good venture towards the Caribbean Mr. President. This move will help to keep all the bad people that are coming to our islands in recent times to think twice before they come running. We need the presence of America in our region now more than ever .


jude adrian jeremiah:

Sometimes people no matter what position they hold in socierty should shut their mouth rather than speak words which hold no real truth or meanings; i say this because disaster came and disasters are very evident in the Caribbean yet our so call friends never reach out to give any genuine hand rather they deposit on our shores corrupt minds and bodies who serves to break and destroy our cultures and traditions ,then after a while offers us some flimsy gutsless promises none of which we needs. Please Speak when you are spoken to and Answer when you are called.


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