An overwhelming number of congratulatory messages have been sent to the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, on his and the Unity Labour Party’s election for an historic fourth consecutive term.
A release from the Office of the Prime Minister says congratulations have been pouring in swiftly, and voluminously, from governments, ambassadors, international and regional organizations, non-government groupings, business entities, and individuals at home and abroad.
Among those who have extended congratulations to Dr. Gonsalves include the His Excellency Nicolás Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; His Excellency Ma Ying-Jeou, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan); His Excellency Raul Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba; and His Excellency Baushan Ger, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Congratulations also came from Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma; Mr. Chris Crichton of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Florida; Mr. Serge Dupont, Executive Director of the IMF; Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies; Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, and Mr. Mikel Barfod, Ambassador and Head of Delegation to the European Union and Mr. Phil Bentley, CEO of Cable and Wireless.