DE RUEHKG #1085 1531524
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 021524Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2938
UNCLAS KINGSTON 001085
STATE WHA/CAR FOR (BENT), ISN/MTR (HERRMANN)
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL MNUC ETTC TSPA KSCA SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ENCOURAGING JAMAICA TO SUBSCRIBE TO HCOC
1. On May 26, P/ECouns and PolOff met with and conveyed reftel points to Angella Brown, Deputy Director, International Organizations Department, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT).
2. Brown noted that out of the Caribbean countries only Guyana and Haiti had signed and that MFAFT would likely need to discuss the issue with CARICOM in order to get other Caribbean nations' opinions on the subject. When PolOff asked whether we could follow up on the issue in a week, Brown noted that things are very busy at MFAFT and that they are short staffed, indicating that HCOC would be on the back burner for a while.
3. One week later, on June 2, PolOff was unsuccessful in attempting to reach Brown by phone to follow up. We will continue to seek a response from the GOJ. JOHNSON