News Feed

December 21, 2014 - Prime Minister reacts to S&P downgrade Prime Minister reacts to S&P d ... +++ December 21, 2014 - Bringing smiles and hope to children Bringing smiles and hope to childre ... +++ December 21, 2014 - Treating the kids Treating the kids The sound of chil ... +++ December 21, 2014 - Barbadian and others escape Trinidad detention centre Barbadian and others escape Trinida ... +++ December 21, 2014 - Holder replaces Bravo as ODI captain Holder replaces Bravo as ODI captai ... +++ December 20, 2014 - Blackbelly threat Blackbelly threat The Barbados Agri ... +++ December 20, 2014 - Columbus helps church robbed of Christmas hampers Columbus helps church robbed of Chr ... +++ December 20, 2014 - Humiliating defeat for Windies Humiliating defeat for Windies West ... +++ December 20, 2014 - Cabinet approves new tribunal members Cabinet approves new tribunal membe ... +++ webdesign

Chavez made positive impact

Chavez made positive impact

parliament2013miaThe positive impact of the vision of Hugo Chavez beyond the shores of Venezuela was today highlighted by Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley.

In a statement issued this afternoon in recognition of the passing of the Venezuelan president, Mottley said:

“The Barbados Labour Party extends its deepest sympathy to the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of President Hugo Chavez.

“President Chavez was a charismatic populist leader driven by a passion to lift ordinary Venezuelans out of poverty. He will long be remembered for the manner in which he used the rich natural endowments of his country to spread the benefits of education, housing, health care and economic enfranchisement to the most vulnerable and marginalised in his country.

“His vision of economic and social empowerment extended well beyond the shores of Venezuela, and many developing countries in the Caribbean, Latin America and further afield benefited substantially from cooperation programmes, and loan arrangements funded through facilities such as Petrocaribe.

“Hugo Chavez was a dynamic and influential figure who had a far-reaching impact on the political landscape of Latin America and the Caribbean. His loss will be deeply felt by all of his allies in the region.

“We pray that a spirit of courage, calm and national unity will guide the Venezuelan people as they face the difficult transition ahead.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>