CABLEGATE: COUNTERPROPOSAL - AGREEMENT WITH TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON THE STATUS OF U.S. FORCES FOR THE SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS AND OTHER EVENTS IN 2009

Reference ID
09PORTOFSPAIN79

Created
2009-02-27 13:49

Released
2011-04-06 00:00

Classification
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Origin
Embassy Port Of Spain

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SUBJECT: COUNTERPROPOSAL - AGREEMENT WITH TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON THE
STATUS OF U.S. FORCES FOR THE SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS AND OTHER
EVENTS IN 2009


REF: State 16716

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED; PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY

¶1. (SBU) Post delivered ref counterproposal to the GOTT February 25,
the first day the government reopened after Carnival. Charge
contacted Foreign Minister Gopee-Scoon and Summit Inter-Ministerial
Committee Chair Mariano Browne that day on the note and its urgency
and also spoke to the Attorney General's key aide on this issue,
Karel Douglas. We also were in touch with National Security
Ministry International Affairs Advisor Antoinette Lucas Andrews and
with MFA lead attorney Gerald Thompson.

¶2. (SBU) As of late morning February 27, the GOTT was still
reviewing the note and working on a response. We were told that a
draft is due on the Attorney General's desk by COB today.

KUSNITZ
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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
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