4th of July, 2020 – Georgetown, Guyana, South America
The new Chair of CARICOM, Mr. Ralph Gonsalves, has defended the position of outgoing CARICOM Chair, Hon. Mia Mottley in her efforts to preserve democracy in Guyana.
Mr. Gonsalves himself had received a series a backlash from APNU/AFC supporters after he said in effect that “CARICOM will not stand by and allow anyone to steal an election.” As though proclaiming guilt in the matter, APNU/AFC supporters and politicians almost immediately hurled a series of obscene and derogatory remarks towards and about the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister.
Hon. Mia Mottley, a few weeks ago, while she was still Chair of CARICOM, suffered the same consequence when she pronounced that the results of the CARICOM scrutinized recount MUST be used to install a legitimate government. A slew of in insolent remarks by APNU/AFC supporters were instantaneously directed towards both the personal and professional life of the Barbados Prime Minister.
In a recent telecast, the new CARICOM Chair, Mr. Ralph Gonsalves, who took the reigns as CARICOM Chair on July 3rd, 2020, fired back at the APNU/AFC loyalists who seem bent on rigging the March, 2, 2020 elections. He said:
Over the past six months, our Caribbean Community was brilliantly led, not just astutely led, brilliantly led, by our outgoing Chair – the distinguished Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley. Her frequent dialogs and consultations within CARICOM and its institutions made possible through modern telecommunications facilities have been quite fruitful. Her helpful initiatives to assist in the preservation of democracy in Guyana within the terms of the CARICOM Charter of Civil Society will be long remembered despite unwarranted, vulgar and opportunistic criticisms of her from assorted jaundiced sources who ought to know better.ralph gonsalves – caricom chair – july 3rd, 2020