Frank talks

PORT OF SPAIN — Brutally frank.

Joe Biden plays the pan under the tutelage of T&T PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Joe Biden plays the pan under the tutelage of T&T PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar

United States Vice-President Joe Biden diplomatically described his discussions with Caricom leaders as “completely open, completely frank and completely straightforward”.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar confessed that at times, it became “brutal”.

Both leaders gave statements at the end of a 90-minute discussion between Biden and Caricom leaders at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Ann’s, yesterday.

There was the signing of a trade and investment agreement at the end of the talks.

The tone of the discussions was set when Caricom leaders met before at the Diplomatic Centre.

“Vice-President wants a serious story to go back home (with),” Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell said.

Mitchell said the meeting with Biden was going to be short, and so Caricom leaders deci

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