The U.S. Department of Energy and Jamaica’s Ministry of Science,
Technology, Energy, and Mining signed a statement of intent in Jamaica
today to advance their shared interest in sustainable energy. Areas of
potential cooperation between the two countries include energy
conservation and efficiency, energy infrastructure, micro grids and
energy storage, fuel diversification, and energy policy.
As relations between the United States and Cuba move toward
normalization, a Cuban government-run medical school that offers free
full scholarships to students from poor communities worldwide could see a
jump in enrollment from the United States.
President Obama’s meetings this week in Jamaica with heads of state from
the 15-member Caribbean Community grouping known as Caricom is intended
to signal renewed U.S. commitment to a region that has long felt
neglected by Washington.