Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has warned his colleagues in CARICOM that the quest for a regime change in Venezuela could destabilize some CARICOM member states.

In a letter obtained by the Caribbean Media Corporation, Dr. 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.”

In a letter issued ahead of today’s meeting of the OAS in Mexico, Prime Minister Gonsalves declared that only Heads of State and Government of CARICOM possess the authority to ”amend (or) rescind” authoritative decision of the Heads.

“Any usurpation of such authority would render CARICOM a laughing stock and make its Heads’ decisions subject to a wholly unacceptable ambassadorial reconstruction,” he said.

During the recent meeting of the OAS in Washington DC, CARICOM countries took a united position and defeated attempts by a minority of OAS member states to pass a Resolution condemning Venezuela.

Dr. Gonsalves, in the letter to his colleagues, added that “St. Vincent and the Grenadines sees no need to change our declaration one iota. The circumstances in Venezuela are precisely the same today as they were on May 29, 2017.

He said Venezuelans should be allowed to resolve “by themselves their intense political conflicts or challenges without unwarranted meddling”.



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