For example, when the minister of transport makes a pronouncement on the subject of his ministry, he is making a pronouncement on something which although he has control over, really is more belonging to the ordinary man than it is to him. After all, I have never seen the minister of transport in a maxi.

The US secretary of states’ website has no indication that either Barbados or TT was invited to participate in the Jamaica meeting. However, media outlets in the US have said Pompeo’s meeting in Jamaica will be held with seven Caribbean countries, five of which were part of the March 2019 meeting. The countries are the Ba­hamas, Be­lize, Jamaica, Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lu­cia.