KINGSTOWN, ST VINCENT – (CARIBUPDATE/Nov 17, 2016) – Senior St Vincent and the Grenadines opposition MP Godwin Friday is hours away from officially being confirmed as the Leader of the Opposition there.
MAGARITA ISLAND, VENEZUELA (CARIBUPDATE/Sept 19, 2016) – Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has called for solidarity among Non-Aligned countries to help build a new world order.
Addressing the movement’s summit here this weekend, Dr Gonsalves riled against “casino capitalism” which has brought more inequalities in the world.
“The factual situation in the world today shows a casino capitalism where there’s an increase ‘financialisation’ of global capitalism, completely divorced or significantly divorced from the production of real goods and services,” he said.
Gonsalves said that state of affairs was the main reason for the world economic recession of a few years ago.
“We have to be, in this movement, in this 21st century; we have to address this question fundamentally,” he urged the delegates of over 100 countries.
He called on more the more developed countries of NAM, particularly those which are members of the G20 to “raise their voices about the nature of this inequality which breathes problems for the whole world.”
“The inequality generates, in Europe and North America, right wing political organisations which are demanding a greater share of the cake for themselves,” he noted.
“I do not have to get involved in the internal politics of the United States of America and Europe for the point to be understood,” Gonsalves said.
The Vincentian leader said issues of the growing world population and climate change but the survival of small island states at risk.
He warned that the pledges of the large world economies to help tackle global warming might not be enough to keep sea levels down.
“It is only a body of this kind which can carry the arguments forcefully for us to assist in saving our world,” he declared.
The global inequality, Gonsalves said is also manifesting itself in “the injustice in relations to the Palestinian people the Cuban people; the hegemony raising its head against Venezuela and the judicial and parliamentary coup d'etat in Brazil.”
Our solidarity here is important,” Gonsalves told the delegates. “We go to the UN General Assembly next week and we have to speak with a spirit and with a voice which resonates that we cannot in humanity’s name continue in the way we have been going on.”
He added: “Let us so resolve at this 17th summit of the Non Aligned Movement in a sense, as we say in cricket, can take a fresh guard, and strengthen our solidarity ever more.”
KINGSTOWN, ST VINCENT (CARIBUPDATE/Sept 01, 2016): One of St Vincent’s newspapers has quoted Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves as condemning a report on this website which quoted him extensively, in giving his reaction to an opposition announcement of earlier that about its new One China policy shift.