US offers energy aid
The US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has pledged to help end Caribbean and Central American dependency on foreign oil.
She spoke at a meeting of energy ministers of the Americas in Washington.
Mrs Clinton says the US will provide a grant to assist with technical and legal advice to any Caribbean nation wishing to shift to clean energy.
The US has seen rival Venezuela step in to provide oil to Caribbean nations on preferential terms under its Petrocaribe programme.