Comissiong calls for fact-finding mission to Venezuela

The Caribbean chapter of the International Network In Defense of Humanity has called on leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to send a fact-finding mission to “make an informed analysis” about the state of affairs in the “sister Caribbean nation” of Venezuela.

In a statement on Sunday, spokesman David Comissiong said it was important that the governments and people of CARICOM acquire “an accurate understanding of precisely what is going on in Venezuela – a nation that the powerful United States of America has perversely designated as a ‘national security threat’ to the USA.

“We will never achieve any such accurate understanding if we depend on Western media institutions for our information about Venezuela,” he added.

Comissiong also urged media houses in the English-speaking Caribbean to send an investigative team to the South American nation to “see for themselves and to deliver to our people an independent and objective Caribbean assessment of the situation in Venezuela”.

He said the calls were being made following his visits to Venezuela and “finding the reality that I witnessed with my own eyes significantly at odds with the impressions and images presented by the powerful western media corporations”.

According to Comissiong, the US Government had determined that the current administration in Venezuela was its enemy.

“And they are therefore currently engaged in a multi-faceted campaign to bring down the administration of President Nicolas Maduro by any means necessary; and central to this campaign is a strategy of psychological warfare, in which the media are assigned a critical role,” Comissiong said.

He said the leaders of the Caribbean should “dig through the mass of lies and misinformation that the biased western news media routinely puts out about the situation in Venezuela and that we offer them our principled support and solidarity”.

For most governments in the region, the situation in Venezuela is one of concern, as the South American nation has had a long-standing relationship with CARICOM member states.

In recent weeks, anti-government protests have escalated and the opposition has called for early elections, the release of jailed activists and autonomy for the opposition-led Congress.

The protests are also fueled by the crippling economic crisis in the oil-rich nation of 30-million people.

70 Responses to Comissiong calls for fact-finding mission to Venezuela

  1. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins May 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Don’t we have enough problems here in Barbados as it is along with pending elections than to waste money trying to find out and fix another man’s country when these resources could be better spent at home.

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  2. Peter May 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Madura is a dictator with dictatorial policies. He Nationalized every single privately owned business. Imprisoned anyone who opposes him and even beats and murder most of them. People are at the starvation point where they are killing rats, dogs and cats for food. some are hunting wild animals. People are smuggling in foods at its remote borders. I expect an eruption of revolt from those poor residents. People can only take so much.

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    • George P Thomas May 8, 2017 at 12:54 am

      Are all West Indians extremely gullible and inattentive? All believers of the Fake News, Propaganda and “False Flags” fed to them by the mainstream US media, which is controlled by big business? Don’t they know that the imperialists are trying hard to destroy the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions domination because they are beacons of inspiration all over the world for oppressed people who are angered by injustice and seeking change?

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      • Jennifer May 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

        @George Thomas – Well said. Such comments are usually made by conscienceless 1% people in BIM. As soon as a leader wants fairness and social change for the benefit of all and not just the 1% this is what you will get. This media propaganda. Let something similar happen in Barbados and you will see the same thing occurring. But our coconuts at the helm will keep that monopoly of the rich flowing and crush their own in the process. Allowing all injustice and no change on the wealth ladder.

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  3. jennifer May 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    100% correct regarding that western media. The thing is people do not usually feel any empathy or remorse or compassion until the shoe sits on the other foot. It must be that sub functioning pineal gland. Madura did nothing more than what whites did to every nation on the earth and is still doing.

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  4. Verla De Peiza
    Verla De Peiza May 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Let him go!

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  5. Kelly Hunte
    Kelly Hunte May 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Did he say what conditions he found? Why did the article not state them? If he didn’t, did the reporter ask him to state what conditions he found? Did he refuse to say?

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  6. Richard Watson
    Richard Watson May 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Seeking attention again! He has ADD!

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  7. Steven Carter
    Steven Carter May 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    While you at it you can do a fact finding mission on North Korea…..

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  8. Ras Small
    Ras Small May 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    They also reported dat CONditions were horrible in Cuba, and dat CASTRO was tyrant to his ppl!.
    Wha happen of late, totally different story.
    Stable economy, best health/eye care, sum of best athletes on planet, agriculture pun par, industry, tourism.
    Damn CASTRO!!!

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    • Jennifer May 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      when THEY CANNOT MONOPOLIZE AND CONTROL it becomes a problem. I would bet any amount of money this will tie in with Mr Chavez death or…………………………………

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  9. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore May 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    This man is all over the place, is anything being accomplished under his large portfolio?

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  10. jrsmith May 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Barbados is like a little sprat in a very large pond , we should view this situation from afar, survival is the name game for barbados for some time now, this is a situation we just speak when we are spoken to, we have neither the economic or financial strength to do anything , we are scared to confront our corrupt politicians in barbados , but have the ****s to interfere in some one elses problems……
    What happen to the large south american countries, why are they not trying to bring some peace to the situation , reason , they all play this same kind of games with they people………………………..

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  11. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I agree with him.

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  12. Charming Forde
    Charming Forde May 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Really Commisiong? What facts we want to find about Venezuela that we can’t watch on television? Are you paying the plane fares and accommodation for these people? Big long steupseeees

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    • George P Thomas May 8, 2017 at 12:50 am

      What is worst is that the USA is now governed by a collection of morons, people-stupid-below-the-meaning-of-stupid, voted into power by people who are extremely gullible and inattentive.

      They are all believers of the Fake News, Propaganda and “False Flags” fed to them by the mainstream US media, which is controlled by big business.

      The imperialists are trying hard to destroy the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions domination because they are beacons of inspiration all over the world for oppressed people who are angered by injustice and seeking change.

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  13. Tony Webster May 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    It’s all Obama’s fault…and Trump will now most likely add to Venezuelan’s miseries, by stealing all Venezuela’s oil, by drilling horizontally from Miami, or summuch.

    Hmmm…wonder why the O.A.S, itself filled with lots of leftist demagogues, first warned Maduro, then expelled him from their club?

    Hmmm no.2: why is Putin now suddenly supplying Raul & Co. with fuel oil, diesel etc? Deja vu? Watch this space.

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    • Tee White May 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      It is very easy to sit here and write any nonsense that come into your head but it would be helpful if you could at least try to get some facts straight. The OAS has not expelled Venezuela. It is still a member of that organisation. The Venezuelan government has given the OAS notice that it is withdrawing from that organisation because the OAS was interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Facts are stubborn things and it is good to take account of them when forming an opinion.

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  14. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield May 7, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    He better go by George Street. The people cross there talking about facts too. What have we to do with Venezuela when we can’t get a single truth out of the jokers in Bay Street and George Street?

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  15. Alex Alleyne May 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    “PUT HE ON THE FIRST PLANE OUT”………never to return.
    (It has nothing to do with the situation he is talking about.)

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  16. Mirna Hughes May 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Really Commissiong, really? I thought you were the expert on Venezuela affairs. After all you always go invited by the narco regime and having a very one sided visit. Go on your own. Go and meet the opposition. As the lawyer you suppose to be you should know that you have to have both side of the coin. For once go and see for yourself the reality and no what the narco regime pay you to see.

    Even better Mr. Commissiong what about a meeting with us? The Venezuelan Community in Barbados, tell us date, place and time and meet with us. Ask us anything you want. Unfortunately we have no money to pay you but I assure you that by the time you leave the meeting, you will have a clear vision of the situation of our country. Will wait for your call to arrange the meeting.

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    • Penny May 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

      At least this post makes sense.

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  17. Tony Webster May 7, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    @Mirna Hughes. I have two dear childhood friends (ex Grenada) who live in Caracas, and I know they are smelling hell. Not only have I lost contact with them online, t cannot even get couriers to guarantee delivery of food and medicine parcels I would like to send through to them! All really concerned-and well-informed-folks can only pray for all Venezuelans that the thugs will be driven out of office by concerted, determined, peaceful protest, followed by truly democratic and fair elections., with independent, external observers.You and others with friends and family suffering there have my deepest. sympathy.

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  18. Rosemary Alleyne
    Rosemary Alleyne May 7, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    People need to understand the history of Latin America to appreciate what is going on in venezuela and who is stoking it

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  19. BimJim May 7, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I usually feel a spark of recognition with things Commission says, but exactly what does he think a delegation from Barbados is going to achieve in Venezuela? Fact-finding? What does he think the people are going to tell us that we don’t already know, and what does he think Maduro & Co are going to tell him?

    For sure, take a mission and fact-find to your heart’s content, but pay for it yourself and don’t ask Barbados taxpayers for a penny. And don’t expect Barbados to foot the bill to get your asses out of jail or repatriate your dead bodies.

    The LAST thing any politician – anywhere – should be doing is interfering in another country’s politics. Furthermore, show dictator Maduro that Barbados is jucking him in his ribs and Barbados may soon find itself with PetroCaribe oil cut off and a demand for immediate payment of past debts.

    On that note, may I suggest to Mr. Commissong that he consider taking a fact-finding mission to the USA instead and start jucking President Trump in the ribs, I am sure he would get a great deal further than if he went to Venezuela. There is not much chance he and his party would disappear to end up dead and buried in the jungle, anyway.

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  20. Shurland Prince
    Shurland Prince May 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    He so ignorant!!!

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  21. Livy Livingstone
    Livy Livingstone May 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Verla Depeiza not only let him go let him stay there. We don’t need or want him in Barbados. Is he Bajan?

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    • Jacob Donawa
      Jacob Donawa May 8, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Speak for yourself, he is one of the only politicians in Bim who is not bought. If it wasn’t for him the government would fingerprinting everyone, and subsequently destroying the tourism biz.

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  22. Mirna Hughes May 7, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    @Tony Webster email me and I can get you in touch with a company I send food and supplies to my family. Thank you for your support. My email: mvegas_hughes@yahoo.com

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  23. Peter May 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Things are so bad in Venezuela women are giving up their bodies sexually for a tube of toothpaste….

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  24. Bloody Fed Up May 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Tell Mr Comissiong to go himself so his results cannot be biased… The only way to do anything is to do it right and in my opinion he is not likely to believe anyone else. Why worry about others when this GOVT is doing the same thing to us with taxes and such crap cause DEM Mash up or loss (think of my word in mind here.)
    de BAJAN peoples Money!!!!

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  25. Alex Alleyne May 7, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    HI Peter , In BIM it is said that young girls give up their bodies at will for a cell phone top up.
    And this ain’t coming from that afternoon radio show where people call in and make up stuff.

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  26. George P Thomas May 8, 2017 at 12:48 am

    THE BLAME FOR THE VENEZUELAN ECONOMIC CRISIS.

    It was on April 19, 1961, that Cubans were victorious against the “Bay of Pigs” invasion

    Also significant is April 19, 1810, in Caracas, when the Spanish American Wars of Independence and the Bolivarian Revolution began.

    Spain, a superpower with an imperialist empire that began in 1492, was in ruins by April 19, 1810.

    Empires rise and fall.

    Like Spain, the USA, now tens of trillions of dollars in National Debt, is also a superpower coming to ruin.

    History has proven that Capitalism can’t resolve the world’s problems.

    Imperialism, as the highest stage of capitalism, does not bring about a world of peace and mutual cooperation but rather one of intensified conflict, violence and war.

    The blame for the Venezuelan economic crisis rests on the United States empire and its imperialists, and the collaborating Venezuelan rightwing business owners aiming to sabotage the system.

    Venezuela is being attacked by the imperialists in the same manner that Cuba was… by invasion and embargo, (though not necessarily in the same order).

    An economic coup is now being waged upon Venezuela by the imperialists and by their allied collaborators in the private sector.

    We have been watching with grave concern, the economic crisis in Venezuela, and conditions such as :
    1. scarcity of goods,
    2. high inflation,
    3. broken currency exchange system,
    4. falling oil price,
    5. violence leaving dozens of citizens dead and hundreds injured.

    We, The Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Group, believe that these conditions are the result of acts staged by big business (the opposition), in league with others whose objectives are destabilization of Venezuela.

    a) Basic commodity shortages are being caused by the business sector illegally stockpiling products in warehouses and diverting them from the Venezuelan marketplace for sale in Colombia, and by criminal speculators and smugglers who purchase subsidized food items and resell them at higher prices in the domestic market.

    b) Some speculators practice massive currency fraud by obtaining divisas (dollars)at the preferential exchange rate under pretext of importing priority goods and then selling those dollars on the parallel market or holding on to them in expectation of further devaluation of the bolivar…

    In attempting to weaken or overthrow the nationalist-populist government of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the imperialist empire has resorted to multiple forms of attack including:

    (1) corruption (buying off supporters),
    (2) funding and organizing opposition media, parties, business and trade union organizations,
    (3) organizing and backing disloyal military officials to violently overthrow the elected government,
    (4) supporting employers’ lockouts to paralyze strategic sectors of the economy (oil),
    (5) financing referendums and other ‘legal mechanisms’ to revoke democratic mandates,
    (6) promoting paramilitary groups to destabilize civil society, sow public insecurity and undermine agrarian reforms,
    (7) financing electoral parties and non-governmental organizations to compete in and delegitimize elections,
    (8) engaging diplomatic warfare and efforts to prejudice regional relations and
    (9) establishing military bases in neighboring countries, as a platform for future joint military invasions.

    When economic intervention fails, Imperialist domination has often relied on military intervention, both overt and covert, or through military support to reactionary local allies, to dismantle entire societies.

    Since WWII the USA has not won any war anywhere in the world, except in Panama and Grenada.

    Yet the USA has army, air-force, and naval bases in Columbia.

    These bases are not placed to patrol the Pacific Ocean to keep drug shipments from getting to the US.

    Instead many of them are grouped together on the Caribbean coast where there were already bases, and others are much closer to Venezuela.

    What missions ‘beyond Colombia’s borders’ are U.S. planners contemplating for this giant military presence in Columbia if not to stoke the flames of regional conflict?”

    What is worst is that the USA is now governed by a collection of morons, people-stupid-below-the-meaning-of-stupid, voted into power by people who are extremely gullible and inattentive.

    They are all believers of the Fake News, Propaganda and “False Flags” fed to them by the mainstream US media, which is controlled by big business.

    The imperialists are trying hard to destroy the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions domination because they are beacons of inspiration all over the world for oppressed people who are angered by injustice and seeking change.

    The Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Group stands in solidarity with the Chavistas and Fidelistas.

    We call upon the imperialists and their collaborators to cease their unrelenting attacks on the non-violent revolutionary people, to respect the democratic rule of the constitutionally elected government, and to not change the region from being a Zone of Peace.

    We urge the media to publicize the truth.

    “Viva Cuba!”
    “Viva Venezuela!”
    “Venceremos!”
    “Patria o Muerte!”
    “Hasta La Victoria Siempre!”

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    • BimJim May 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

      But don’t wunnuh sound pompous enough, doah.

      You sure you aren’t closely related to Che and Fidel? Must be a real pity you could not have benefited from the Communism in Grenada back in the day – but with the chaos in T&T you could make real progress planting the red Marxist there right now, though… Maduro is just looking for an excuse to annex T&T and Guyana for the oilfields.

      BTW, Russia is a rich people oligarchy now, no longer Communist – so the pigs on the Collective are no longer all equal. Sorry ’bout dat.

      Viva REAL Democracy, down with rich people’s Kleptocracy and Hypocracy.

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  27. Sherlock Holmes. May 8, 2017 at 1:06 am

    This man is a nut job. He literally has been called out recently when Maduro’s actions have been scrutinized, it has obviously exposed his underbelly as a Maduro stooge so he has to now try to debunk the truth about a murderous regime. Well i follow a network which is not of the mainstream origin and it has clearly exposed the dastardly deeds of the Maduro regime. Soldiers who have backed Maduro were long engaged in stealing livestock from peasants before things even got so bad. Stories of animals being housed in zoos were eaten for survival. Comissiong should go and conduct any fact finding mission himself he however will not as there is the possibility he might not make it back in simple words he is a coward and the people of Venezuela knows where he stands as i have said time and time again he is a selective agitator whose self consuming motives are purely egotistical.

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  28. David Denny May 8, 2017 at 5:35 am

    In solidarity with Brother David Comissiong statement,

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  29. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 8, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Ok Mr Commissiong most of the times when you say something the point can be well taken like fighting government over building of Hyatt,but this time definitely not.Venezuela has tons of oil which means tons of money that’s providing its manage properly and Caribbean islands like Barbados have squat maybe tourism so why shall we get involve in their political affairs when this lil rock has plenty of it’s own problems that it can’t even fix.

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  30. Harry May 8, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Isn’t the sight of an amoured car plowing thru thru a group of protesters “fact enough”? not sure what any fact finding mission would really accomplish other than to confirm what is already known.

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  31. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love May 8, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Most people believe everything CNN and BBC tells them about a people/country …I agree with u sir … I really enjoyed your conversation on our way to NYC a few yrs ago Lol! ….My favorite was when u first meet Fidel Castro as a representative from Barbados …Mr Castro (R.I.P) never forget after all those yrs …keep up the good work sir…Thxs for your services to the people

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    • Tee White May 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      This is really one of the biggest problems in this country. Too many people fail to use any critical thinking skills when processing information. There is a blind belief in whatever they hear from the colonial masters. It doesn’t matter if the whole story makes no sense and there is no evidence to support it. As long as the colonial master (BBC, CNN, etc) says it they consider it to be the truth. Without thinking for ourselves and investigating problems to get to the bottom of them, we won’t be able to solve any of the problems we face.

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  32. Advent Divers
    Advent Divers May 8, 2017 at 8:06 am

    What really is Mr Commissiongs’ aim.,what is he up to,,,,he is becoming like salt,or to some extent,,The Williams clan,,,,you can do without their “Am I the only one to have noticed attitude”,,,, His one man army is becoming a bother,. “”Oh what a tangled web we weave,when first we practice to deceive,

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  33. June Naime
    June Naime May 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

    There are some people in Barbados who do not mind propping up a Communist would be Dictator who sides with the Venezuelan Government and Cuba and who is under the Guise that he is supporting Bajan’s against an unjust Government. Wake Up People and Beware!

    After Barbados has reached so Low, are we now at the point of Embracing a Communist as our Saviour?

    A Bitter Fountain Does Not Bring Forth Sweet Water.

    He does Not Hide his Support of the Venezuelan Government who is Starving their people.

    But ‘Commie’, Is All for the Rights of Bajan’s?

    “The Goal of Socialism is Communism”. Vladimir Lenin.

    Please Don’t Choose to Jump from the Frying Pan into the Fire… Straight from the Socialist Platform into the Communist Mayhem!

    Socialism never, ever works, it Impoverishes, Dehumanizes and Kills people. Socialist Never Learn from History. They say they are all different… Communism, Leninism, Stalin-ism, Maoism, Leftism, Progressive-ism or “Democratic Socialism”, they aren’t, Names only change to Suit the Times!

    For long Barbados have chosen Lawyers to be their leaders and Lawyers do what lawyers do…they make Laws and Regulations that Strangle the Nation. It is time we choose other than a lawyer what about a Free Enterprise Business Person?
    http://i.imgur.com/S0nwTsd.jpg

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  34. jrsmith May 8, 2017 at 8:37 am

    We are all so caught up with all this democratic jargon, freedom of speech , freedom to vote , freedom of education, freedom of movement and what ever else rocks for democracy, but seeing where all of this rubbish has gotten us , that people in Barbados is so scared to what if any democracy is here in barbados, we cannot even complain to our crooked corrupt politicians of any failures , because they answers if any how dear you the black masses in barbados ask questions of us… people who dares win…
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    We think we are out of the political woods, but ( Venezuela ) plus the (UK) should be eye openers and political education as to our Bajan people , when you ignore the real responsibility of casting a vote , a vote which means nothing to our nation other than the presents of belonging to a political party……………………………
    When you consider after 50 years of (Independence Dependency that 1% of our nation, stills commands that feeling of slavery because they answer to no one and is safe guarded by our politicians ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Ask the (Venezuelans ) how they feel as a republic and where is the political democracy, they have nothing to eat, as the days go by with all that earth wealth,,,,, (Oil) ,,,,, in place and and marching and complaining which could cause they death ,,,,, I feel so sorry for them ( Thats the penalty for allowing the politicians to get out of control ,…….
    <<<<<<<<<<<< Thats were we are in Barbados <<<<<
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    As for the (UK) again we are seeing this world (Democracy) what the politicians has done , with the stupid saying and beliefs, left wing , right wing , centre left , centre right , up ,down across..
    which has pushed the (UK into being a single part state ) which my take is a political dictatorship ….. Couldn't you see the same happening in barbados , we must stop our politicians now , we must protect ourselves, this by the vote we cast……

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  35. Zeus May 8, 2017 at 9:07 am

    This country is something else …..mr commissiong received great backing when he made his way to court to block the building of the Hyatt hotel now he has cast his views on the issues in Venezuela he is being called all sorts of names …..there are not two David Commissiongs …..one man with the same brain …thinkings ….views ..opinions …..A country with a bunch of hypocrites …this Barbados

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    • Sherlock Holmes. May 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

      He certainly never received support from me Zeus. Mr Comissiong may have successfully gotten many to drink his cool aid but there are many of us who see through his schemes and when he is to be called out we will do so.

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      • harry turnover May 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        Sherlock Holmes I have to agree with you. I have been watching his antics and stunts for years now …his ATTACKS on SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS since he was LET GO by the DEMS have been well PUBLICISED.
        This man is just a REJECTED and DEJECTED wannabe Politician who was unable to make it up the steps of Parliament and now seeks to destroy whatever he could under the guise of his legal training.
        Many people feel that what he does is in the interest of Barbadians and Barbados….FAR FROM IT…he wants to stop us from progressing and I would therefore have to AGREE with Denis Kellman……this man IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE and Kelly should know more about him than me.

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        • Sherlock Holmes. May 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm

          Harry spot on!

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  36. Frank White May 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

    It amazes me that nothing Comissiong saids, is ever agreed upon. Barbadians are so docile and monotone that they rather listen for news from the most racist, prejudice news networks in America and America themselves. America uses fake news, false flag incidents, which came from the days of the VI-Kings, along with their controlled medias to destabilize any country who dare to follow it’s own program. All Comissiong is saying, is that we get the information first hand so we as a people can have discussions of sound right reasoning that leads to sound right decisions.

    What often happen is that, your best friend don’t like a particular person so you don’t like them either… Think for yourself…

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    • Sherlock Holmes. May 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Was an armored car plowing through civilians fake news created by the foreign media? I saw the news excerpt of that incident and people were killed Frank White. You can join Mr Comissiong in a fact finding mission Mr White and since all that is being propagated seem to be fake news in your opinions please go without security being offered by the Maduro government and then report the truth to us on your return.

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  37. Roly May 8, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Cut the crap and the stupid nonsense talk, you want to see the real Venezuela? Not the one the venezuelan government wants you to see. Contact me I take you there rolyspecial@gmail.com

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  38. Mirna Hughes May 8, 2017 at 9:37 am

    @Frank White yes he gets his information by traveling to Venezuela invited by the regime under protection not by himself. The day he goes by himself, paying his own way and seeing the reality I bet you his views will change but he has no interest in the true all he cares is how much the narco regime pays him to speak on their behalf. He can prove me wrong anytime. I’ll be waiting.

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  39. Ivana Cardinale May 8, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Venezuela is a sovereign country. The US has been for 18 years trying to overthrow a legitimately constituted government and has used its false media to spread lies necessary to obtain the approval of public opinion and intervene in the country. The same lies were used in order to invade Irak and Afghanistan. Where were the weapons of mass destruction? Never existed, but still people justify the genocide in Iraq of over 2 million iraquis in the name of “freedon and democracy”. The US does not need a truth to bombard a country. Just needs a bunch of lies. Lies are what characterize that government. Just look at the alleged Russia hacking, blamed on Clinton’s loss, or the Clinton’s email scandal, etc. Lies, lies and more lies. Same thing with Venezuela, Syria, etc.
    People, that never have been in Venezuela, or never lived the Bolivarian revolution DON’T KNOW NOTHING of what is going on… The only thing they know is what CNN, Venezuelan private media presstitutes or the opposition social media trolls told them. Didn’t even try to research on their own and find out the truth. Nope. That’s too much work, isn’t it? Nowadays people don’t like to think. They prefer for the media to think and decide for them, and then repeat like parrots what they hear, not knowing if it is true or false. Ignorance is the worst enemy of man, and the world is full of it. That’s why the world is where it is, with a humanity that refuses to learn, but follows like sheeple the imposed world order. The nazi propaganda chief, Goebbells, said: “A lie said 100 times becomes true”, and that’s what the western media presstitutes does all the time with governments that do not kneel to Washington and what have been doing to Venezuela since Chavez became president. If Venezuela didn’t have oil, no one would hear about the country no where. Oil, is what the US wants. Oil is what moves the oil corporations to topple governments or pay presidential campaigns. Oil is what the US wants to secure before going to the III World War, a war already planned by the powers that be. Trump will take the US to another war, the worst in the history of humankind.

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    • Enrique Zerpa May 8, 2017 at 10:09 am

      It is with a certain degree of sadness that I read these comments. Sadness because I am amazed that a Venezuelan can make them.Miss Cardinale says…”People, that never have been in Venezuela, or never lived the Bolivarian revolution DON’T KNOW NOTHING of what is going on… The only thing they know is what CNN, Venezuelan private media presstitutes or the opposition social media trolls told them. Didn’t even try to research on their own and find out the truth. Nope. That’s too much work, isn’t it?…”Agreed, I do not have to research, all I have to do is speak with my brothers, cousin, uncle,aunts, friends who live in Venezuela and spend from 2 to 4 or 5 hours in line daily TRYING to get basic supplies, Simple items such as diapers, baby formula, a headache pill, lets not talk about IMPORTANT items such as medicine for Cancer, supplies for surgery if you need to be hospitalized, etc. Venezuela, sitting on the worlds largest confirmed oil reserves, having bauxite, gold, diamonds etc, is today one of the poorest countries. 27000+ murders last year, estimated inflation rate for 2017 to exceed 700%.
      Then we read the very SAD and wasted comments…big bad boy USA…War…III World WAR so USA needs Venezuelan Oil. Etc..Etc..Etc.

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    • Observer May 8, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Spot on. That is why there is so much push back against clean energy from Republicans and Trump, it has evolved into left(Democrat green energy) vs right(Republican oil gods).

      Anyone with sense can see that any country with oil, USA will always have a problem with it unless big western corporations are controlling such resource.

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    • Jennifer May 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      @Ivana C – Well said. Haiti in there too. We are dealing with a GREAT eagle with many wings and deposition of eggs/chicks all over. Killing and devouring their prey. Squatting and ruling the conquered nest.

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  40. Enrique Zerpa May 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I think he has a great idea, however some comments:-1) He pays his travel costs;2) He pays his room and board;3) He goes as an independent citizen, not as a guess of the Government, which he always does. This way he will see the reality, not what the government wants to show him;4)We, the true Venezuelans will arrange for his stay, not at a fancy hotel, but somewhere, decent, where he will have to go out and provide for himself. Get his food, hopefully not medicines, because then, poor guy he will suffer.Then, he will finally give the true facts about the situation in Venezuela.

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  41. Enrique Zerpa May 8, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I think he has a great idea, however some comments:-1) He pays his travel costs;2) He pays his room and board;3) He goes as an independent citizen, not as a guess of the Government, which he always does. This way he will see the reality, not what the government wants to show him;4)We, the true Venezuelans will arrange for his stay, not at a fancy hotel, but somewhere, decent, where he will have to go out and provide for himself. Get his food, hopefully not medicines, because then, poor guy he will suffer.Then, he will finally give the true facts about the situation in Venezuela.Hopefully, when he returns, he will have the honesty to admit he was wrong!!!!!

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  42. Sherlock Holmes. May 8, 2017 at 11:01 am

    It is so strange ,,, so many criticized president Trump when he called news networks like CNN and many others fake news. They literally ridiculed him yet for some reason now everyone are calling these great media houses fake news. I guess Trump was wrong and others are now right since it suits their agenda.

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    • Tee White May 8, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      I think the media houses that he called fake news criticised him but that does not mean that ‘so many’ criticised him. But that is what happens if you rely on just massa’s news media to get your take on reality. You think that their version is reality. In fact any person who follows the news seriously fully understands that all of these so-called mainstream media outlets are notorious for spreading lies and disinformation. In reality any news media will reflect and support the interests of those who own and control it. That is why I always make sure that I read all the points of view out there, not just western corporate media, and then make up my own mind. After nearly 400 years under massa’s yoke here on this island, I’m not blindly following him anywhere.

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  43. olga sosa May 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    He should go by himself and pay for the hotel and food. Hope does not get even a headache because he will not find medicines. Go and walk around and if survives come back to Barbados to make a valid opinion

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  44. olga sosa May 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Why my comments are not published???????

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  45. DG May 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Mr Comissiong should send a fact-finding mission to Sudan & Somalia to get the true facts on the reported starving children there. Also he can confirm if the USA are in fact airlifting food to ease the situation or maybe instead it is Cuba or Venezuela that are airlifting.

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  46. the truth May 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    It’s easy to observe from the outside whatever you want to observe. Go and live there Commissiong!!

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  47. Greengiant May 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    The facts are that a social revolution that was meant to liberate the people of Venezuela has become a dictatorship much to the detriment of the very people. When the people of Barbados march against the government, they’re marching for a cause. Yet when the masses of in Venezuela march we need to send a fact finding mission. Now we’re hearing of imperialism, and conspiracy theories against the government and people of Venezuela and Cuba. The governments of these countries need to be told to call free and fair elections, invest money in the development of the people and stop the oppression.

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  48. Milli Watt May 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I agree with David…..the CIA has been a busy bee in the south and you got to check to be fair.

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  49. Mirna Hughes May 9, 2017 at 6:25 am

    “Venezuela is a sovereign country. The US has been for 18 years trying to overthrow a legitimately constituted government.” Except for the Castros who took over every regime institution, specifically the identification agency and the army. If not so tell me why am I wrong Mrs. Cardinale.

    “The US has been for 18 years trying to overthrow a legitimately constituted government and has used its false media to spread lies necessary to obtain the approval of public opinion and intervene in the country.” So how do you explain Maduro narco regime giving US$500 thousands to Trump inauguration if they are the ones responsible for the failure of your revolution? Why haven’t you been able to prove that the two nephews of the First Lady are in jail for narco trafficking in the US and Maduro and his wife has never say a word about it other than they were kidnap? Why many of the narco regime big ups moved or own property in the USA? Explain to me how this intervention or violation of our sovereignty works. You are paid to tell the world that the USA is killing, attacking starving the people of Venezuela but leaving the narco regime leaders and many of its followers to live a life of luxury? I don’t see any single one of the narco regime leaders suffering the attacks the rest of the people are suffering. You don’t see the ones in Barbados being affected by this “war”. The staff of the Venezuelan embassy here move around in very expensive SUVs, live in expensive properties, the Consul’s son goes to Providence School and we all know what that means. So enlighten me Mrs. Cardinale, how exactly the imperialists are doing it to affect only the people and not the leaders? I don’t get it and you refuse to enlighten me about it.

    “The US does not need a truth to bombard a country. Just needs a bunch of lies. Lies are what characterize that government.” The problem I see here is that it is not the US that is bombarding and killing the people of Venezuela, is the narco regime thugs disguise as police, National Guard, Colectivos (more regime thugs) and the Castros. And the lies are being told by you and everyone paid to defend these atrocities.

    “People, that never have been in Venezuela, or never lived the Bolivarian revolution DON’T KNOW NOTHING of what is going on…” but you do, you all are the only ones who know what’s really going on. The problem is, Mrs. Cardinale, other than saying that the US is to blame for everything, you are incapable of showing the people that has never been to Venezuela and DON’T KNOW ANYTHING what is it that THEY DON’T KNOW. What is the truth, Mrs. Cardinale? What is really going on in Venezuela? What is that the people who “really lived the Bolivarian Revolution” is hiding from the rest of us?

    “The only thing they know is what CNN, Venezuelan private media presstitutes or the opposition social media trolls told them.” And what about us, Venezuelans, Mrs. Cardinale? Are you going to tell me that my information is from CNN or the Social media trolls? Can you prove to me that all we are fighting against and my family is suffering, comes from “private presstitute”? My family, friends and the rest of the people of Venezuela are living your “Bolivarian Revolution” every single day of their lives and is only getting worse. The media in Venezuela only show game programs, soap operas and Maduro dancing while his thugs are killing students on the streets. The regime owns most of the media in Venezuela. What they don’t own are afraid to show the reality because they will be closed like it happened to hundreds of media houses.

    Just tell me how it is not the narco regime responsible of the massacres happening on our streets every day in the last 35 days? Who is ordering these thugs to go and so savagely attack unarmed civilians that are only asking for a normal lifestyle, that their basic human rights are respected? Why is the regime openly eliminated the National Assembly that was legitimately elected by more than 14 millions Venezuelans? Why the Supreme Court illegally took away the function of the National Assembly? Why has the narco regime taken away the political rights of the most popular opposition leaders so the can’t hold any kind of political position for the next 15 years? Why they refuse to call the governors elections overdue a year ago? Why they illegally stopped the Revocatory Referendum by making up all kind of illegal moves? Why there are more than 100 political prisoners? People jailed for years without being charged. Why are civilians being tried in Military courts? Why don’t you all explain why so many members of the regime are being charged with narco trafficking? All you say is that is a US attack but don’t offer any facts to the contrary? Why the narco nephews jailed in US had diplomatic passports? Why don’t the regime allows the help with food and medicine sent to help starving and dying Venezuelans? You don’t need CNN or any private media to see how the living conditions in Venezuela are. We know it first hand. I can go on and on asking you to show your facts Mrs. Cardinale but we all know you won’t… because you can’t. This is the third time I publicly ask you to show me and the rest of Barbados the achievements of your revolution. You never do and you will never prove me wrong.

    On May 20 we, Venezuelans in Barbados and all over the world, are getting together, to share to whoever wants to know what’s going on in Venezuela. Mrs. Cardinale, Mr. Commissiong are welcome to come and share their side too, to show us what is that truth that the rest of us know absolutely nothing about. I will share the details of the event on FB and I will certainly hope that they will attend and anyone who cares to know about what’s going on in Venezuela.

    Once more Mrs. Cardinale I am patiently waiting for your answers.

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  50. Sherlock Holmes. May 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Censorship is now in place.

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