Tag: Venezuela

Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

There have been many ignominious moments at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and many farcical decisions made, but they pale in significance when compared with the events of Wednesday, 11 September 2019. On that day 11 countries, accompanied by the illegitimate representative of the self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, […]

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CARICOM divide must be bridged

CARICOM divide must be bridged

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) are divided over the response to the situation in Venezuela.   Detractors of the CARICOM project and Caribbean integration have seized upon the obvious cleavage in the grouping to advance their view that not only is Caribbean integration not possible, it isn’t […]

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The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela

The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  A few days ago, the International Energy Agency reported that oil production in the US was undergoing extraordinary’ growth. The OECD-related body for net importers of oil said that the increase meant that US ‘production could equal global demand growth’ largely because of its rapidly expanding shale output. This meant that […]

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Ending 50 years of Venezuela and Guyana contention

Ending 50 years of Venezuela and Guyana contention

| February 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The decision by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to refer the 51-year old contention between Guyana-Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be welcomed by all nations, particularly those in Latin America and the Caribbean. The peaceful settlement of disputes is vital to the economic progress and social stability of the world.  Wherever violent […]

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The OAS: Not a moment for pride

The OAS: Not a moment for pride

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On June 23, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) held a meeting called by the Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, under Article 20 of the Inter-Democratic Charter, to present a report on Venezuela to the 34-member body.  Below is the statement I made at the meeting as Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador. My delegation […]

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Venezuela’s economy heading for collapse

Venezuela’s economy heading for collapse

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

THE POLITICAL drama in Venezuela, where a populist, authoritarian government is attempting to cling to power despite losing a legislative election by a landslide, tends to obscure a deeper crisis. Though it is awash in oil, the country of 30 million people is facing an economic collapse and a humanitarian disaster. Venezuela already suffers from the […]

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Venezuela has no legal basis for claiming Guyana’s land

Venezuela has no legal basis for claiming Guyana’s land

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Monday (April 18th) The Ramphal Institute once again delivered an impacting and immensely insightful lecture on the brewing Guyana – Venezuela border controversy. The keynote speaker at this high profile event that attracted the interest of several Caribbean High Commissioners and their consular staff; members of the academic community and of course, several concerned […]

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Unknown disease kills eight people in Venezuela

Unknown disease kills eight people in Venezuela

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The information was confirmed by the president of the Medical Association in Aragua state (north Venezuela). Four adults and four children died in recent hours at the Maracay’s Central Hospital after being admitted with a 40 C-fever, general discomfort, and skin rashes that turned into blisters The Medical Association of Aragua state (north […]

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Ex-Miss Venezuela Monica Spear tragically killed

Ex-Miss Venezuela Monica Spear tragically killed

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CARACAS, Venezuela – A popular soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela, 29-year-old Monica Spear surely could have afforded to vacation elsewhere. Yet she and her ex-husband, who worked in the travel industry, spent New Year’s in the mountains of western Venezuela with their 5-year-old daughter then visited the plains of Apure state. On […]

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Guyana-Venezuela:  The consequences of ideology and avarice

Guyana-Venezuela: The consequences of ideology and avarice

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

in Guyana news. The internal politics of Venezuela is playing a big part in the sudden deterioration of that country’s relations with its smaller neighbour Guyana after a period of steady improvement. Elements in the military apparatus of Venezuela appear to be determined to press a spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.  On present […]

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