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06PORTOFSPAIN1394
2006-12-07 18:25:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Port Of Spain
Cable title:  

DEALINE LOOMING ON APIS LEGISLATION

Tags:   EAIR  KJUS  PGOV  PREL  TD  XL 
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DE RUEHSP #1394 3411825
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R 071825Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7663
INFO RUCNCOM/EC CARICOM COLLECTIVE
						C O N F I D E N T I A L PORT OF SPAIN 001394 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

WHA/CAR FOR MICHAEL FORTIN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/06/2016
TAGS: EAIR KJUS PGOV PREL TD XL
SUBJECT: DEALINE LOOMING ON APIS LEGISLATION

REF: STATE 194938

Classified By: CDA Eugene P. Sweeney for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)



1. On December 5, Ambassador Austin delivered Reftel
talking points to Minister of National Security Martin
Joseph, regarding the urgent need for enactment of
legislation relative to the Advance Passenger Information
System before December 25. In addition, the Ambassador
raised the issue earlier with Prime Minister Patrick Manning,
encouraging him, in his capacity as the Caricom head of
government responsible for the security portfolio, to urge
other Caricom countries to pass the necessary enabling
legislation. Manning assured the Ambassador that " we have
nothing to fear".



2. Corroborating Manning,s assurances, parliamentary
sources have confirmed to us that the Immigration (Advance
Passenger Information) Bill, 2006 was passed by the Senate on
November 14 and is scheduled to be debated by the House of
Representatives, on December 8.
SWEENEY