The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) could meet as early as Monday to discuss the ongoing election deadlock in Guyana, reports say.
The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) quoted CARICOM Chairman, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, as making the statement regarding the upcoming meeting while speaking on a radio programme in Jamaica.
According to CMC, the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister repeated calls for the results of Guyana’s March 2 general election to be declared in accordance with the CARICOM supervised recount.
He described the crisis in Guyana as a blot on the nation and CARICOM.
Earlier this week the United States announced plans to impose sanctions against persons in Guyana who are acting to derail democracy.
The United States is among a number of countries that have expressed concern about Guyana’s election stalemate.
There have been increasing calls for President David Granger to concede defeat.
However the General Secretary of Guyana’s ruling coalition, Joseph Harmon, was quoted Friday by the state-owned Chronicle newspaper as saying that the administration will not buckle under pressure.
““Our cause is just and we are confident in the victory of good over evil,” the Chronicle quoted Harmon as saying.