**FILE** House Financial Services Committee Chairman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) speaks during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin is testifying on the state of the international financial system. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
**FILE** House Financial Services Committee Chairman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) speaks during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin is testifying on the state of the international financial system. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Dr. Keith Rowley, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and chairman of CARICOM, met virtually met U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, on Thursday, The Associates Times reported.

In a press release, the prime minister’s office said the meeting focused on several matters of mutual interests. Discussions included talks on access to COVID-19 vaccines, Venezuela, Haiti and other CARICOM-related issues.

“Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator Dr. Amery Browne, and Ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago to CARICOM, Her Excellency Ms. Frances Seignoret, also attended the meeting,” the release added.

After weeks of the dilemma of its arrival date, Trinidad and Tobago’s supply of coronavirus vaccines is on its way. The 33,600 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.

Last week, Jamaica became the first Caribbean country to get vaccines through COVAX, receiving 14,400 doses.

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