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St Vincent's opposition accuses CARICOM of hypocrisy

Published:Friday | February 21, 2014 | 7:04 AM

The leader of St. Vincent’s Opposition New Democratic Party Arnhim Eustace, has accused CARICOM of hypocrisy in its response to the political situations in St Kitts and Nevis and Venezuela.

Several people have died amid protests in Venezuela against the handling of the country’s affairs by president Nicolas Maduro.

CARICOM, which is chaired by St Vincent’s Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has issued a statement calling for respect for the democratically elected Government of Venezuela.

Gonsalves had earlier said his government supports the Maduro administration and spoke against what he described as attempts to destabilize a government which has been duly elected.

But speaking at a press conference, Eustace accused the regional bloc of remaining deafeningly silent about a motion of no-confidence against the Dr. Denzil Douglas-led Government in Basseterre which has not been debated more than a year after it was tabled.


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