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05-12-2017, 08:48 AM
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Donald Trump signs a visa-free travel policy for entire Caribbean

The United States President, Donald Trump has on Monday signed an executive order to allow all Caribbean nationals travel to the United States without visas.
The new order, serving as a change in visa policy for Caribbeans traveling to the United States, would permit Caribbean nationals stay in the U.S for a maximum period of 180 days for Tourism or Business purposes only. Stay over 180 days would therefore require a visa.
Trump says this measure is to strengthen trade between the United States and the entire Caribbean. “The Caribbeans is my greatest bet for Trade and Economic growth” – Trump said.
It has emerged that trade and bilateral visa deals have been discussed by Trump and various Caribbean missions in the States.
A source at the White House has hinted that Trump may revoke Australia’s opportunity of traveling to the United States without visas after cancelling all trade deals with the country.
The statement stated “all the Caribbean countries” without any exception.
Allowing Caribbeans to the United States freely is not the only order signed into force by Trump since assuming office. He has signed five new executive orders – including one to expedite environmental review and approval of high-priority infrastructure projects.
President Donald Trump signed executive orders to advance the construction of the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.
He also signed an executive order on Monday barring federal funds from organizations that promote abortion around the world, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation, in what activists say is the president’s first major pro-life action while in office.The policy, known as the Mexico City Policy or the Global Gag Rule, was first ushered in under Ronald Reagan and bars federal funds from going to foreign organizations that perform abortions overseas or lobby for the practice’s legalization in other countries.
He has formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies as China’s influence in the region rises.

Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States from the 12-nation TPP.



Probably like you I was taken aback by the headline etc, but however before you get your 'knickers in a twist', it is 'Fake news' :ycool:




US embassy dispels fake news about new visa-free travel policy for entire Caribbean


Published on January 27, 2017



BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has dispelled rumours that new US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow all Caribbean nationals to travel to the United States without visas.

The embassy said in a press statement that the list of countries participating in the US Visa Waiver Program has NOT changed. The complete list of countries whose citizens are currently eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program may be accessed here.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html

A fake news website by the name of USA Television posted a fictitious article claiming that a new executive order, serving as a change in visa policy for Caribbean nationals traveling to the United States, would permit stays in the US for a maximum period of 180 days for tourism or business purposes only. Stays over 180 days would therefore require a visa.

Trump was falsely reported as saying this measure is to strengthen trade between the United States and the entire Caribbean: "The Caribbeans is my greatest bet for trade and economic growth."

John Meachen
05-12-2017, 02:16 PM
So would the entire Caribbean include Cuba?

Rum_Pirate
05-12-2017, 02:44 PM
So would the entire Caribbean include Cuba? Well Cuba is in the Caribbean.