May 15, 2021

SANDERS: No vigilante action in the Americas

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now A furore surrounded Luis Almagro, the secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS), after the Associated Press (AP) reported him as encouraging military intervention in Venezuela to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The AP, on September 14, reported Almagro as saying: “With respect to […]

Antigua supports Venezuela, withdraws from OAS Summit of the Americas

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From TeleSUR Sanders said the government of Venezuela was excluded from participation without any prior explanation or discussion by the member-states. Antigua and Barbuda did not participate in the second preparatory meeting for the Summit of the Americas yesterday as it joined the list of countries protesting Venezuela’s exclusion from the Summit scheduled to be […]

Antigua and Barbuda prepared for challenge of rebuilding

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From Tribune 242 Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to Washington, DC, has said the two-island nation is prepared to face the challenges of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma if it does not get outside aid for relief and reconstruction. Rebuilding is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. In an […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Caribbean rights in the OAS: not negotiable

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Kaieteur News Online Amid the finger-pointing and blaming over votes at the Organisation of American States (OAS) on matters related to Venezuela, the fundamental problems of the Organisation have been overlooked. Sadly, and wrongly, media commentators and armchair experts have chosen to target “Caribbean countries” as the “villains” behind blocking […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: OAS dysfunctionality requires charter review

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From CARIBBEAN360 WASHINGTON, United States, Friday March 31, 2017 – On March 28, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) experienced a public spectacle of disarray that, in 36 years of diplomatic life in many international and multinational organizations, I have never witnessed. A similar observation was made […]

Caribbean nationals assume key positions at OAS

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From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Jan 13, CMC – Caribbean nationals have taken over key positions within the Organization of American States (OAS) including chairing the hemispheric body’s Permanent Council. Belize Permanent Representative to the OAS, Patrick Andrews, Thursday assumed the chair of the Council. “It is undeniably an incredible opportunity for each Member State that […]

Report on Jamaica elections presented to OAS Permanent Council

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Former Bahamas minister of foreign affairs, Janet Bostwick, who headed the Organization of American States (OAS) electoral observation mission (EOM) at the general elections held earlier this year in Jamaica, officially presented the mission’s report to the OAS Permanent Council on Wednesday. The meeting was presided over by […]

OAS head supports call to remove Venezuela president; Venezuela calls it a coup

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WASHINGTON – General Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has called on the hemispheric body to support a recall referendum to remove Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro from office. But that Caribbean nation’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused fellow OAS members of trying to stage a coup to overthrow a legitimate government. […]

The OAS: Not a moment for pride

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now On June 23, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) held a meeting called by the Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, under Article 20 of the Inter-Democratic Charter, to present a report on Venezuela to the 34-member body. Below is the statement I made at the […]

Governments failed the OAS at its 46th Assembly

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday June 16, 2016 – The 46th General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) was not a successful event. This judgement is in no way related to the government of the Dominican Republic (DR), the organisers and hosts of the Assembly, that did a […]