Divide over Venezuela
THE POLITICAL UNREST in Venezuela is creating some tension amongst Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has reiterated his earlier position that the quest for a regime change there could destabilise some CARICOM member states.
In a letter to his CARICOM colleagues dated June 16, Gonsalves said “nefarious plans are afoot to sow deeds of division among CARICOM member states so as to undo the majestic declaration of the CARICOM Heads of State and Government of May 29, 2017.
“We in CARICOM must stand resolutely and unequivocally behind our declaration. It is inconceivable to me as a matter of good governance for ambassadors for whatever reason, to seek an unpicking of our declaration so as to accommodate those who seek only a fig leaf quasi-juridical endorsement at the OAS for thinly disguised imperial hegemonic or narrow self-serving purposes.” (CMC/ES)
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