Embattled Maduro headed to Jamaica

Jamaica House has confirmed that the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected in the island for a working visit on Sunday.

A media advisory released by the Office of the Prime Minister today said Maduro will be in the island for a working visit.

MaduroThe Venezuelan leader is scheduled to meet with government officials, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, at Jamaica House Sunday morning before he is hosted at a luncheon in the afternoon.

The two leaders are expected to host a press conference at Jamaica House before Maduro visits the Simon Bolivar statue at the National Heroes Circle and the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre in downtown Kingston.

Maduro’s visit coincides with increasing pressure in his home country as ‎inflation rises and locals become increasingly agitated about the decline in basic social and other services.

The visit also comes months after Jamaica took a deal to get a huge discount on oil payments to Venezuela by paying up front cash before it’s due. (Jamaica Gleaner)

7 Responses to Embattled Maduro headed to Jamaica

  1. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne May 21, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Maybe to say PetroCaribe done, them islands have to pay up now, or safe keep his family for now. See iz a good thing B’dos didn’t sink money into a piepline between B’dos and T&T/Venezuela….

  2. Arthur Marshall
    Arthur Marshall May 22, 2016 at 12:57 am

    going to ask jamaica f a loan …lol

  3. jrsmith May 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Decades ago no president of Venezuela would ever consider visiting the Caribbean region , the question why now the answer is there.

  4. Graham B Bannister
    Graham B Bannister May 22, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Closer to Cuba than Trinidad for a man running from a country he has destroyed

  5. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown May 22, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Frundel say him going to help unuh before he help he own ppl so nuh badda go tek set pan Jamaica dooo Jamaicans need help too if u mash up your country so badly then u is bad company an Andrew should keep you out of Jamaica kmt bout working visit!!

  6. David F. Cabral
    David F. Cabral May 22, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Jamaica owe Venezuela close to US$40 million from the petrocaribe……he going there to collect it.


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