Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister (PM) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is calling on President of Guyana, David Granger to denounce threats being levelled against CARICOM Secretariat officials. He made this call on Radio 705, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) this morning.

“I am deeply disturbed at the credible reports that persons, purportedly allied to certain political forces in Guyana, have been threatening, defaming, and verbally abusing leading personalities in the CARICOM Secretariat, including the Secretary General, His Excellency Irwin La Rocque. This is wholly unacceptable! Accordingly, I publicly call upon His Excellency President David Granger, an honourable man, to denounce those who have been engaged in such threats, defamation, and verbal abuse. The voices of all decent men and women of democratic temper must join in the denunciation and condemnation of those whose nefarious agenda is antithetical to every thing that is good and honourable in our Caribbean civilization,” he was quoted as saying.

Dr Gonsalves had more to say about the verbal attacks levelled against the former CARICOM Chair and others.

“These self-same vile and vulgar persons, having failed in their attempts to curse and bully Prime Minister Mia Mottley and former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur, and me, have now turned their demonic attention to senior staff members of CARICOM and other reputable persons in Guyana and the Caribbean Community. We must continue, fearlessly, to do the right thing. The evil of the anti-democratic brigands must not be allowed any space to triumph. I await, soonest, the declaration by the Chair of GECOM of the results of the elections. It is long over-due!” The chairman said.


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