Bajans rally in support of Venezuela

The Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee and the Israel Lovell Foundation have come together in support of the government and people of Venezuela.

Today, a modest crowd gathered outside the Venezuelan Embassy in a peaceful protest to voice their concerns about the United States declaring the South American country a threat to its national security and imposing sanctions on seven of the Venezuela government’s officials.

David Comissiong (second from right) said a petition is being circulated. To his right is Venezuela’s Ambassador to Barbados Jose Gomez Febres.

Members of the committee have called on the Barbados Government to respond to the situation by intensifying and deepening this country’s relations with Venezuela.

They described the action taken by the US government, as “repulsive and anachronistic colonialist posturing”.

David Comissiong told the gathering that a petition would be circulated in support of the cause and the signed document delivered to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

“We want to denounce it as soon as possible. We should not allow too much time to pass before we deal with the issue,” he said.

The committee also called on the Government to join with fellow CARICOM member nations to take proactive diplomatic measures to defend and protect the government of Venezuela.

9 Responses to Bajans rally in support of Venezuela

  1. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole March 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Have any of you guys been to Venezuela recently?

  2. David Denny March 15, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Yes i did.
    We stand in Solidarity with Venezuela

  3. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie March 15, 2015 at 1:53 am

    No toilet paper to wipe their backside! Talk is cheap!

  4. Alex Alleyne March 15, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Wilkie , what about taking a BATH ? .

  5. Tony Webster March 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

    If the Ambassador ( or his merry band) really wanted massive public support, shouldn’t he have announced that the Bolivarian Revolutionary goverment, would give free land to any Bajan who wished to re-locate to that wonderful place of democratic freedoms; endless oil; and even more wealth?

  6. Alex Alleyne March 15, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Once it was Cuba , now its Venezuela . Who’s next ? .

  7. Ivana Cardinale March 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Mr. Webster, I just hope that your comments aren’t motivated by lunch stamps. You have no right to bully no one. You are too old for that. Don’t you think? Respect to be respected

  8. Mirna Hughes March 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Mr. Webster they can’t offer what they don’t have…

    Ms. Cole the only answer you will get from them is: “We stand in Solidarity with Venezuela”. No straight answers.

    Mr. Alleyne/ Mr. Wilkie… What about the basic Human rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, or ethnic origin, race, religion, language… THE RIGTH TO LIFE, liberty and FREEDOM OF EXPRESION; and social, cultural and economic rights including the right to participate in culture, THE RIGHT TO FOOD, and the right to work and receive an education…NO INDOCTRINATION.

    Oh they will tell you that no other country better than Venezuela respect these rights but when you point specific violations and ask for answers… then the waffling starts…

    Amazing how Ms. Cardinale ask for respect when you hear and see in all Venezuela media the regime disrespecting everybody that is not with them. And “disrespect” is a very light word for what you hear coming out of the mouth of these people, starting with the president (lower case intended)

  9. Jose' Enrique Zerpa March 27, 2015 at 12:04 am

    How easy it is for certain persons in Barbados to emit opinions on the situation in Venezuela. Have these persons visited Venezuela, not as a guest of the Government and taken on a private tour, but as normal a Venezuelan to see the reality that every house wife, father, brother, mother has to go through to obtain. To stand in line for hours to try and get into a supermarket and once in to see what is available. To have their purchase restricted to the amount of the given item that the Government says you can have?
    Will they be able to stand at any corner and voice their opinion without being jailed?


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