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Ralph Gonsalves

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves in an April 28, 2022 photo.

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Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says his government has still not decided whether it will attend the Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States, if Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are not invited.

“St. Vincent and the Grenadines certainly will not be represented by the Prime Minister, unless these countries are invited — Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua,” Gonsalves told the state-owned Agency for Public Information. 

He said he is uncertain, however, whether a lower-ranked official would represent Kingstown.

“As presently advised, I don’t see how we should go but I will have further discussion with my cabinet colleagues and also my colleague heads,” he said.

Gonsalves says the decision to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua suggests a preoccupation with 20th century conflicts.

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“It is a terrible thing to exclude people; we should be having conversations,” he said. 

The Prime Minister said “the President of the United States, the United States Government does not have the right to exclude anyone … That is to be done in the whole of the Americas; he alone can’t make that decision.”

The Summit of the Americas takes place in Los Angeles, California, June 6-10.

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3 replies on “Gonsalves still undecided about attending Summit of the Americas”

  1. This man thinks he’s that important..your bajan counterpart makes you almost invisible..it’ll be the most talked about story..Vincy pm boycotts summit..dementia must be affecting our PM.. what a thing.

  2. MR PM you have to do better than that. You urging countries not to attend the meeting and now you not to sure if Kingstown will be represented. You are the oldest PM in Caribbean and ALBA. You can’t be speaking with emotions you have to be precise and a statesman your behavior is like a young inexperienced Bucher. And again no body in the Caribbean listening to you.

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