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CUBA - US injects millions into Caribbean Basin Security Initiative - Today's ...: A senior United States (US) o...

CUBA - US injects millions into Caribbean Basin Security Initiative - Today's ...: A senior United States (US) o...

A senior United States (US) official says Washington has ploughed a significant amount of funds to assist the Caribbean in its fight against the illegal drugs trade. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the Barbados-based United States Embassy Brian Greaney said the Barack Obama administration has injected US$ 133 million in its first two years of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. “In November, we announced that the United States would provide US$ 10 million to upgrade the avionics and communications of the RSS Air Wing, whose two C-26 aircraft were initially donated by the United States in 1999. Our total assistance to date for the Air Wing is US$ 23 million. We also announced an additional US$ 1.9 million for training for RSS member nations’ personnel,” Greaney told the 18th Annual Pre-IDEC/Regional Drug Commanders Conference that ends here on Friday. He said Washing...

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