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Lift sanctions against Venezuela
Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2023

Lift sanctions against Venezuela
Caricom leaders again urge US:

Remove sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba–Caricom leaders
Caricom has raised the issue of sanctions against Venezuela, the blockade against Cuba, and the view that more needs to be done to stem the flow of guns into the region.

Caricom chairman Roosevelt Skerrit, who hosted a press conference at the conclusion of the 45th general meeting at the Hyatt last night, said that regional leaders raised these and other issues with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken when he held a caucus session with them yesterday.

"We raised the issue of the embargo against Cuba and we reiterated our call to the United States to have this blockade against Cuba lifted. And also, we urged the United States to remove the sanctions on Venezuela because of the far-reaching implications of the sanctions on Venezuela," he said.

Blinken to region: You can count on the US to be at your side
In a statement to Caricom leaders yesterday at the 45th general meeting, which also marked Caricom's 50th-anniversary celebrations, Blinken affirmed that the US had heard issues raised in the region, through Congress's Joint Action Committee and the diplomatic posts throughout the region.

Antigua PM makes case for Caribbean political union

Dharamlall resigns as Minister and Member of Parliament
Embattled legislator, Nigel Dharamlall has tendered his resignation as Local Government Minister and Member of Parliament.

Rwandan President Kagame arrives in Trinidad and Tobago
Kagame is the second world leader to visit TT for the summit. South Korea Prime Minister Han Duck-Soo addressed regional leaders on Tuesday when he promised that his country's financial contributions to Caricom will increase fivefold in 2024.

Integrity Commission launches full probe into audio tape
FOLLOWING a preliminary assessment, the Integrity Commission confirmed it has launched a full probe into a leaked voice recording said to be of two high-ranking Tobago government officials discussing the use of public funds to hire people to carry out a political propaganda campaign.

Faris's in-laws robbed at gunpoint
The in-laws of Local Government Minister Faris Al-Rawi were held up at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon and robbed of cash and valuables.

Elderly couple robbed at Chase Village home
Another home invasion has been reported, this time in Chase Village.

The victims, a 70-year-old man, and a 64-year-old woman, told police that they were at their home along Bhagna Trace around 3:45 am on Tuesday when they were awakened by a loud banging noise.

Schoolboy escapes, cousin shot in attack by Spanish-speaking men

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