PORT OF SPAIN — Brutally frank.
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