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Guyana Government, Opposition Condemn Venezuela’s Violation Of Rule Of Law


Guyana’s government and opposition have condemned what they described as Venezuela’s flagrant violation of the rule of law in its ‘spurious claim’ to Guyana’s Essequibo territory.

The condemnation came in a joint statement on the ruling People’s Progressive Party-Civic Facebook page.

The statement disclosed that President Irfaan Ali and a government delegation met opposition leader Aubrey Norton and his team on Tuesday.

It said that from the outset, Ali and Norton agreed that Guyana’s sovereignty is paramount and a matter on which the Guyanese people are all wholly united.

Both men agreed to keep in close consultation ‘on this matter of national importance.’

This week, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) noted the decision of the Venezuelan National Assembly to conduct a popular referendum on defending Venezuela’s claim of the Guyana’s Essequibo region.

A CARICOM statement observed that two of the approved referendum questions would authorise Venezuela to annex part of Guyana’s territory if answered in the affirmative.

“CARICOM insists that the Referendum proposed by Venezuela has no validity, bearing, or standing in international law in relation to this controversy,” the statement asserted.

“The Referendum is a purely domestic construct, but its summary effect is likely to undermine peace, tranquility, security, and more in our region,” CARICOM stated.

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  1. Broke mismanaged Venezuela trying to steal oil rich Essequibo ….war is looming

  2. And the PJP and his Big Belly backstabber Friends were there a few weeks ago laughing and smiling. I hope they realise that CARICOM who are a member of hv condemned Vnz actions and that we also condemn it

  3. Since bad man time Burnham they wanted to invade. Google the song. Not one blue saki, not one rice grain, not one corass not even a blade of grass…. When the Venezuela government heard that. They flip page.

  4. And the Kenny administration violates the labor code which the late Hon.. JMC,had implement to suit and satisfait every employees pockets ❓

  5. On which side is PjP since he and Venezuela are engaged to be married? is Guyana still a member of the British Commonwealth? I believe one day we may need the services of the British Police in St. Lucia. No one can depend on any Latin American, main land Country; can you? ( but only Cuba to a certain extent )

  6. @ Sigh – will you guys stop fighting the last elections? someone had to win; I don’t know why Chastanet don’t give up politics and go run his Dads’ business? I think that’s stupid of him to stick around, since he does not need that salary, he should give it up.


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