Caribbean academic condemns Jamaica’s vote at OAS on Venezuela


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Professor Rupert Lewis

(CMC) – A prominent Caribbean academic says Jamaica should have abstained from this week’s Organization of American States (OAS) vote to not recognise the legitimacy of the second term of Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro.

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries remain divided on the political situation in Venezuela with the Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Haiti and St. Lucia supporting the OAS resolution on Thursday not recognising the legitimacy of Maduro’s second term, while Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname voted against the measure.

St. Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and Belize abstained during the vote earlier this week, while Grenada was not present when the matter was put to the vote.

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