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On May 18, the U.S. Embassy partnered with the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago to launch the Caribbean’s first U.S. Science Corner. More than 100 students, educators, and enthusiastic members of the public attended this fantastic event that was highlighted on all local television stations. U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Beatrice Welters and Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Winston Peters addressed the audience and participated in a festive ribbon cutting ceremony. The two-hour launch featured two hands-on demonstrations — the science of fingerprinting and a presentation by a local forensic scientist who is also a former Fulbright scholar.

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