At least five Caribbean country leaders are preparing to leave for the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida this weekend for a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Reports of the meeting are carried in leading media and explain that the session with Jamaica, Haiti, St Lucia, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas is multi-pronged.
A thank you for CARICOM support of peace and democracy in Venezuela and talk of the potential in energy investment are expected to come from President Trump.
Among other things, the Caribbean has long been advocating for greater support from the United States as it grapples with a deadly surge gun violence.
The meeting will take place March 22, 2019.