Caribbean wants formal talks with Trump

The seemingly chaotic nature of American foreign policy and limited engagement between Caribbean officials and people of influence in Washington are among factors pushing regional leaders for a summit with President Donald Trump, sooner rather than later.

Community foreign ministers meeting in the Bahamas this week are scheduled to have extensive discussions on the issue as anxieties about the region being ignored and left behind by the current state of unpredictably in the U.S. mount.

Regional governments are used to at least one or two full summit meetings with a sitting American president during a four-year term, but they have not yet been able to persuade the powers that be in Washington that the region is of any importance so far.

Since Trump took office in January of last year,…

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