Special Friendship Will Survive – U.S. Ambassador

Photo: Glenis Rose United States Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Luis Moreno, addressing the commissioning ceremony for liquefied natural gas (LNG), at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Bogue power plant, in St. James, on November 11

Story Highlights

  • United States Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Luis Moreno, says Jamaica shares a very special friendship with the United States, which will survive despite the change from a Democratic to a Republican administration.
  • “One thing I know that will not change is the positives that bind our two nations. As much as there are questions that we all have, the friendship is unshakeable and cannot be removed. That will never be broken. There are many Jamaicans who live in the United States and who have contributed greatly to the building of our nation,” the Ambassador said.
  • Mr. Moreno pointed out that the investment by American company, New Fortress Energy, into the LNG project is a testament to his country’s commitment to Jamaica.

United States Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Luis Moreno, says Jamaica shares a very special friendship with the United States, which will survive despite the change from a Democratic to a Republican administration.

Speaking at the commissioning of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Bogue power plant in St. James, on November 11, Mr. Moreno said it is natural whenever there is a change of administration that there will be questions and concerns, but  he does not foresee any radical change in the relationship between Jamaica and the US.

“One thing I know that will not change is the positives that bind our two nations. As much as there are questions that we all have, the friendship is unshakeable and cannot be removed. That will never be broken. There are many Jamaicans who live in the United States and who have contributed greatly to the building of our nation,” the Ambassador said.

Mr. Moreno pointed out that the investment by American company, New Fortress Energy, into the LNG project is a testament to his country’s commitment to Jamaica.

He said that the LNG that is already in Jamaica is the equivalent of taking 100,000 vehicles off the road as far as pollution goes, and this signals a new era of cleaner energy for the people.

The Ambassador said it is laudable to see how the JPS and New Fortress Energy worked in tandem to see the project through, noting that by industry standards they both did a phenomenal job in getting the project completed in record time.

“This is just an inspirational project that is going to make a huge difference for Jamaica, the region and for everybody. This is what happens when committed people come together for one good. This is what bipartisanship is all about,” Mr. Moreno said.

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