On December 7, Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles met with Clarence Schuler, head of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Trinidad and Tobago, and Senior Superintendent of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Lloyd Mc Alpin to discuss a drug enforcement conference, “Caribbean Coordination, Changing Our World,” which will be held in Tobago from be held in Tobago on March 18-22, 2018.
The conference will held at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort. It will be led by the US Embassy and will include representatives from Caribbean countries. A news release from the Chief Secretary’s office said the conference is part of an ongoing collaboration between Trinidad and Tobago and the US on issues that affect both countries, such as the societal impact of drugs and crime on citizens
Also last Thursday, Charles met with newly appointed US Embassy Liaison, during a courtesy call. Ogley discuss some of his areas of responsibility as it relates to his direct relationship with THA including improving the security in Tobago through co-operation and capacity-building; assisting in the diversification of the economy; and coordinating public outreach efforts with regard to combating gender-based violence and areas of emergency management.
Charles and Ogley also discussed expanding tourism efforts through increasing airlift options on the North American route and educational opportunities for Tobagonians with particular reference to the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.