Jamaica has a moral obligation to tell Venezuela’s president Madura that we do not support any rape of the democratic principle of harassing the Opposition. There comes a time when you have to tell even your closest friends where to get off and dump them in the deepest end of the pool.
Jamaica is now in a strong financial position to stand up on it’s two feet and defend its sovereignty. we have to always stand on guard as Canada when dealing with president Trump on trade negotiations with the USA.
To stand up to despots like Madura cannot be seen as a betrayal of trust. Standing up in a principled position … is the right thing to do at this time. We Jamaicans have never been afraid to stand up and be counted …we are a relatively poor country but proud, Irrespective of our relatively small size we cannot be pushed about..
We have as country been respected and looked up to for our respect for democratic traditions, freedom of the press etc, and the respect for the rule of law. we have always changed our governments by the ballot and not the bullet.
When others resorted to blood shed ….
We as Jamaicans have kept our head …
Opting for consultation …
Instead of confrontation ..
ByHopeton O’Connor-Dennie, poet, etc.
It is our Perspective that Madura should ride quietly off into retirement and not allow for undue bloodshed ..Venezuelans deserve better. What is your perspective? This is ours … The OAS must put the pressure on Madura. ..it is the right thing to do.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is SIC for GTAWEEKLY.