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‘A Victory For CARICOM’ – Pierre Lauds Guyana, Venezuela Presidents After Historic Summit

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Following Thursday’s historic high-level summit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has lauded presidents Dr. Irfaan Ali of Guyana and Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela for their ‘statesmanship.’

At the summit, Guyana and Venezuela committed to peaceful coexistence in an eleven-point joint declaration.

The declaration said neither side would use threats or force against the other.

Thursday’s summit, which the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) helped to organise, occurred amid rising tensions between Guyana and Venezuela regarding a border controversy.

Prime Minister Pierre was among the leaders at the gathering.

He described the outcome as a very good day for CARICOM and the region’s people.

“It showed maturity. It showed leadership and it showed that when we sit and we speak to each other, we can achieve so much,” Pierre told reporters on Friday.

“Both President Maduro and President Ali must be complimented for their level of statesmanship that they displayed,” he asserted.

Amid opposition criticism for failing to ‘stand strong’ with Guyana, Pierre had urged a peaceful settlement of the border controversy with Venezuela.

He also said that CARICOM’s utterances reflected Saint Lucia’s position regarding the controversy.

With the summit over, Pierre said he had been proved correct in noting the need for a CARICOM perspective.

“Individual Prime Ministers should not have been going all over the place saying whatever they want to anybody else. We took a CARICOM position,” the Prime Minister told reporters.

Pierre observed that CARICOM stood firm under the leadership of the Prime Ministers of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, and Roosevelt Skerrit.

A Brazil representative was also at the summit.

Pierre described the proceedings as sober and mature.

He said he was unsure whether many realised the repercussions of what could have happened if there was a failure to get Guyana and Venezuela talking to each other.

“I am very pleased. It was a victory for CARICOM because I think that wars happen because people do not speak and CARICOM got these two leaders together,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister noted.

Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro agreed to meet again in Brazil within three months or at another agreed-upon time.

Ali and Maduro also agreed to establish a joint commission of foreign ministers and officials to address any matters relating to the disputed territory of Essqquibo, comprising over two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. One must allow Pip his delusions & naïveté only if one respects the traditions of this ‘joyful’ season (the Palestinians beg to differ).

    I see nothing at all historic in a declaration which just states that 2 opposing parties agree to disagree!

    Let’s see if the US moves ahead with erecting a military base in the disputed Essequibo region. Right now, they are facing a catastrophic defeat in Ukraine; the Israeli Occupation Forces are are meeting stiff resistance (almost 200 killed so far, against 25,000 women & children they’ve killed); the pesky Houthis in Yemen have closed down shipping via the Suez Canal. Tête yo chaud, actuellement!

    All these crises, with US fingers all over them, are typical of what was predicted in the early 20th century – panic and terror from imperialists at the onset of late-stage capitalism (you know what they say about a cornered rat).

    Here is a brilliant mind for our times, who explains what’s happening in simple terms, so you can understand world events as they occur (including the Guyana-Venezuela conflict, masterminded by neocons currently based in the US):

    IMPERIALISM: PARASITIC, DECADENT, AND DOOMED WITH JOTI BRAR
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTwdmINEeyw

  2. Dictators do strange things when their power is threatened. It’s good that the leaders of CARICOM stepped up. This meeting shows you how serious things are and close to going downhill. Regardless, there is still time for things to change between now and the next Venezuelan elections which could come in January.

  3. A rose awaits you Most Honorable PJP ONCE AGAIN you poured salt in the eyes of the perceived intellects and dysfunctional critiques who believes they are always on the side of righteousness, the fool’s can’t help themselves, their misfit baffoonery is engrained in their DNA. Always Peace over war, if this had went the other way the economic impact this world have had on the region would have been disastrous, it’s the little things that escalate into the BIG ONES which we might of not seen coming on certain levels. The US is a Devil, they must have had a hand in the negotiations trust me, with Haiti a ticking time bomb, war in Ukraine, plus Israel trust me opening another front with taxes payers money would have been a disaster in an election year for The Biden Administration many of these fools like Chastanet and his Cabals died not view this or roll the dice as it pertains to reginal economic and vitality. Prime Minister Pierre thank you for your for sight, don’t mind these yellow clowns THEY ARE FOOLS.

  4. Philip J. Pierre always said that there are procedure’s by which he should do things, example during COVID-19 when he said he will act only when the science is giving to him by the medical professionals, the special prosecutor he said he will stay clear of the selection process it’s for the judiciary to handle, the Guyana – Venezuela saga, he said again, it’s not for him to take sides in the matter at this time it’s for diplomacy to prevail, and he was right all along and that averted at least some of the tension. Philip J Pierre you are on the right track keep it up.

  5. @The Honorable Lucian Highgrade: You’re not making any sense! If the US had a hand up its CARICOM puppets’ backsides, why are the puppets taking victory laps for a mere “agreement to disagree”? The US was just kicking this can down the road, yo ni twop fer assou tesson yo!

    But I get you; you’re just being yourself – a foot soldier for de partee!

    One other thing: How come all these “democratic” leaders in CARICOM afraid to take questions about this great victory?

  6. Caricom my foot all of caricom could not defeat Venezuela and historic my foot pip you high on something.

  7. Oh ! Well, well, well, its the prolific Elmer Nudge………gather around el simpleton let’s examine your inductive salutation, I may not make sense to you grasshopper this is due to your lack of in debt reading comprehension , and narcissism, there, there, there. However, the US is very much involved in the political hills of their so called back yard they own us and not 10 Downing Street of your belief. On Venezuela and the rest of region they wear a trench coat with cloak and dagger Caricom was allowed to take a victory lap as it pertains to this territorial dispute the same way Caricom is been used secretly as a front to solve the conflict in Haiti. Never underestimate the bobolism of our colonial masters and adversaries.

  8. @The Honorable Lucian Highgrade: Thanks for repeating all the points I’ve made in this forum!

    But the question to you was, why the victory laps when the US had to play octopus and stick its tentacles so far up the CARICOM “leaders” backside in order to animate them? And why are your boys scared of answering questions about the “negotiations”? W’appen to democracy? It was like a funeral announcement saying don’t bother with flowers, since the corpse is scheduled for cremation!

  9. Venezuela had no intention (for now) of doing anything about Essqquibo. The posturing was for local political consumption. Maduro knows that CARICOM would stick together which would be a massive political headache for him, considering the regard we are held in the world. And in the final analysis the USA and even the UK would have intervened militarily.

    Pierre shoving his face into the St Vincent meeting was just a distraction and an attempt to make him look relevant. A likkle bouy whose WHOLE tenure as Prime Minister has been a stone around our necks in St Lucia. You cannot do anything for Marchand but you want to act as if you solving an intractable political situation even the UN cannot solve.

    In Pierre’s 29th trip overseas for 2023 costing us over $300,000 he instead, should have been doing something in St Lucia about the cost of living, cost of car parts, our internal security, the horrid state of our roads and lack of job opportunities.

    The only good news is that worldwide we are becoming aware of the cluelessness, incompetence, corruption, level of theft and narcissism of the political class.

  10. Chastnet you sit on the sidelines talking pure garbage all the time.. take example of how real men and leaders talk . Also your UWP supporters incite violence just like you..

  11. @The Honorable Lucian Highgrade: Thanks for repeating all the points I’ve made in this forum!

    But the question to you was, why the victory laps when the US had to play octopus and stick its tentacles so far up the CARICOM “leaders” backside in order to animate them? And why are your boys scared of answering questions about the ‘negotiations”? W’appen to democracy? It was like a funeral announcement saying don’t bother with flowers, since the corpse is scheduled for cremation!

  12. @lowIQgrade. You have no clue how you’re coming across do you? Stop attacking and being so devisive. Post something constructive for a change.

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