“Summary: Foreign Minister Dame Billie Miller and members of her staff held a candid question and answer session with Barbados-based Ambassadors, revealing Caribbean views on Haiti, trade, and UN reform. On Haiti, Miller encouraged the U.S. and Brazil to remain engaged, while committing to a greater CARICOM role in rebuilding Haitian civil society. She also promised greater Haitian involvement in CARICOM after President-Elect Rene Preval’s inauguration.
On trade, Miller said she would push hard for a waiver from the WTO so the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) can continue (reftel). Other MFA staff then elucidated Barbadian positions on trade in services, security requirements as a trade barrier, and CARICOM trade agreements with Costa Rica, Cuba, and Venezuela. On UN reform, CARICOM remains divided. Some member states support only India and Brazil for Security Council membership while others support the full G-4 slate, including Germany and Japan. “
Extracted from Barbados Wikileak Cable