US AG for ‘secret’ talks with T&T PM

(Trinidad Guardian) US Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Port-of-Spain tomorrow for a face-to-face, closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Holder also will take part in the Organisation of the Americas (OAS) Conference’s third Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas (MISPA III). He also will hold bi-lateral and high-level meetings with other foreign embassy officials in T&T.

The meeting and conference will be closed to the media. A senior Government official said on Monday they are “top secret”. Persad-Bissessar will be accompanied by National Security Minister Brigadier John Sandy and Foreign Affairs and Communications Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan. Holder is expected to arrive in Port-of-Spain on Thursday evening and leave for Washington on Friday.  Before coming to T&T, he will travel to Barbados for a meeting with that country’s Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, and Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite.

He also is expected to meet with Attorneys General from other Eastern Caribbean countries on security matters. Ministers and vice ministers from the 34 member states of the OAS, responsible for national security, are expected to attend the meeting. Listed amongst the heads of delegations are Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada and Minister of National Security; Rodrigo Hinzpeter, Minister of Interior of Chile; Eduardo Bonomi, Minister of the Interior of Uruguay; Homero Arellano Lascano, Minister for Co-ordination of Internal and External Security of Ecuador; Jose Ramon Fadul, Ministry of Interior and Police of the Dominican Republic; Douglas Singh, Minister of Police and Public Safety of Belize; and Sam Condor, Minister of National Security of St Kitts and Nevis.

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