Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Jerry Approaching Sint Maarten

September 18, 2019 Location: Sint Maarten Event:  The Government of Sint Maarten has issued a Tropical Storm Watch in anticipation of Tropical Storm Jerry currently located 765 miles east of the Leeward Islands moving west northwest. Jerry is expected to reach hurricane strength on Thursday as it enters the Caribbean. Tropical Storm Watches have not yet …

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Secretary Pompeo Gives Remarks at the Organization of American States

On January 23, in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, and out of respect for Venezuelan democracy, the United States proudly recognized National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. On January 24, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo addressed the Organization of American States and called on all our partners and responsible …

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U.S. Response to Caribbean Hurricanes

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian …

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Solar Panel Array at U.S. Consulate General Curacao

U.S Consul General Margaret Hawthorne is very pleased with the addition of a solar panel system at the U.S. Consulate General on Curacao. The addition will enable the consulate to become the first net-zero diplomatic post among U.S. missions worldwide. According to the consul general, it is particularly notable that this new facility is located …

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