Guaido and Maduro to meet in Barbados

Guaido and Maduro to meet in Barbados

After weeks of dismissing persistent calls by Caracas to resume dialogue, US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has agreed to talks in Barbados, while still calling President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” who must go. Guaido, who declared himself ‘interim president’ of Venezuela in January and has since enlisted the support of the US and its […]

Activists lash out at Canada for ‘aggression towards Cuba and Venezuela’

Activists lash out at Canada for ‘aggression towards Cuba and Venezuela’

By Lincoln DePradine Canada has been criticized for its role, along with the United States, in what activists call aggression towards Cuba and Venezuela. The efforts of Canada, the United States and other western nations are designed “to cause as much destruction as they can in Venezuela’’ and to choke Cuba, according Dr Isaac Saney, […]

Canada’s foreign minister urges Cuba to be ‘part of the solution’ in Venezuela

Canada’s foreign  minister urges Cuba to be  ‘part of the solution’ in Venezuela

OTTAWA, — Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday urged Cuba to line up with Lima Group nations and end its support for Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. “Cuba needs to not be part of the problem in Venezuela, but become part of the solution,” Freeland told reporters in a conference call. “That is something that we […]

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, last Friday The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard had joined the search and rescue mission for a boat carrying 25 people from Venezuela, which overturned on its way to the twin-island republic. So far, only four of those on board the Venezuelan-registered pirogue have been rescued. The other 21 are unaccounted […]

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad-Tobago yacht

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad-Tobago yacht

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — President of the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT), Tommy Johnson, has called on yacht owners to travel in “a convoy if possible” after a 55-foot sailboat came under attack from Venezuelan pirates over the last weekend. In a statement posted on the YSATT’s Facebook page, Johnson said […]

Antigua denounces sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela

Antigua denounces sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela

  ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Government has denounced the latest round of economic sanctions against Venezuela as the United States seeks to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office in the South American country. “That is certainly a decision we abhor, we believe that sanctions kill and whereas the United States may […]

Caribbean Airlines cancels flights to Venezuela

Caribbean Airlines cancels flights  to Venezuela

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The State-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Monday said that it had cancelled all flights to Venezuela on Monday following an electricity blackout that has hit the South American country where the Opposition is seeking to force President Nicolas Maduro out of office. In a brief statement, CAL said it had taken […]

Aid as a confrontational device will not bring an end to the suffering of the Venezuelan people

THE VENEZUELAN CRISIS Aid as a confrontational device will not bring an end to the suffering of the Venezuelan people By Andy Knight On February 21 last, President Nicolas Maduro closed the border Venezuela shares with Brazil in an effort to block aid from coming into the country. At least two civilians were killed and […]

Guyana to establish temporary settlement for Venezuelan refugees

Guyana to establish temporary settlement  for Venezuelan refugees

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -– The government of Guyana has announced plans to establish a settlement area for over 200 Venezuelan refugees. This was disclosed by Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, who said the homestead settlement will be for 260 Venezuelans who are occupying areas in the community of Barima-Waini. Felix made the announcement during an interview with the […]

Venezuela will not participate in ICJ case on border controversy

Venezuela will not participate in ICJ case  on border controversy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Government of Venezuela has disclosed that it will not be participating in the international court case to bring to an end the decades old border controversy with Guyana. The Venezuelan government, in a statement today indicated that this has been communicated to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Earlier this year, […]