Aca­demic knocks Ja­maica on OAS vote

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KINGSTON – A prom­i­nent Caribbean aca­demic, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus Ru­pert Lewis, says Ja­maica should have ab­stained from last week’s Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Amer­i­can States (OAS) vote not to recog­nise the le­git­i­macy of the sec­ond term of Venezue­lan Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro.

Caribbean Com­mu­nity (CARI­COM) coun­tries re­main di­vided on the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in Venezuela, with The Ba­hamas, Ja­maica, Guyana, Haiti and St Lu­cia sup­port­ing the OAS res­o­lu­tion on Thurs­day not recog­nis­ing the le­git­i­macy of Maduro’s sec­ond term, while Do­minica, St Vin­cent and the Gre­nadines and Suri­name voted against the mea­sure.

St Kitts-ne­vis, Trinidad and Tobago, An­tigua and Bar­buda, Bar­ba­dos, and Belize ab­stained dur­ing the vote ear­lier this week, while Grenada was not present when the mat­ter was put to the vote. (CMC)

(Bbc/reuters)

BRI­TAIN’S Op­po­si­tion Labour party leader Jeremy Cor­byn ap­pear­ing on the BBC’S An­drew Marr Show, in Lon­don.

(GP)

PRO­FES­SOR RU­PERT LEWIS

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