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.
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.