Gonsalves leads campaign against re-election of OAS Secretary General

Ralph Gonsalves

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is leading a campaign to ensure that Luis Almagro is not re-elected secretary general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) when elections are held early next year.

Gonsalves, during a call last Sunday, December 8 to the ‘Issues At Hand’ programme on We FM said he is encouraging all CARICOM leaders to vote against Almagro and disclosed that he had another candidate in mind for the position.

He had called the radio programme to congratulate the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on their recent victory at the polls.

“My mother teach me good manners you know, so I’ll meet him, I’ll be friendly with him,” the Prime Minister said, noting that he has a cordial relationship with the OAS secretary-general.

But, Gonsalves said: “I don’t like what he’s done to the OAS and I don’t like how he’s seeking to implement a neoliberal agenda, don’t like it at all; so I have to fight against that in the interest of the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the region. I’m sorry. That is the position”.

Almagro has received much criticism from within CARICOM since February this year when he made a tweet implying that the next General Elections in Dominica might not be free and fair.


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  1. dissident
    December 13, 2019

    after what all you do to ma Dominique i have no respect for none of you Caricom leaders
    do u want to be secretary general of de OAS?

    Louis Almagro is not a hungry hyena

  2. DAPossieMasse
    December 12, 2019

    Is it surprising? the Caribbean cabal in full motion with that half white in the leadership role. Remember, when the colonizers left the Caribbean, they left their children in control which led to a black power movement in the Caribbean. Surprising as it sounds, but I will repeat it “a black power movement in the Caribbean.”

    Which other party is that half white man Ralph Gonsalves, a Spanish last name trying to undermine with the help of Jamaican laced, murderous RSS ready to kill for China?

    Motley, Gobsalves, Gaston, Allen M. Chastanet, another half white man, represent the new type of Caribbean colonialization, except it is on behalf of China, which clearly, is using its embassy in Dominica to monitor US activities.

    Do you know why Jamaicans were so hasty to shoot to kill Dominicans, something they do to their own people? The Jamaican Gleaner and China and you will understand their willingness to so violently use their innate characteristic, killing Black People at…

  3. Made in China
    December 12, 2019

    So you all are completely fine with leaders like Maduro and Evo but Almagro you have a problem with? There is a special place in hell for these corrupt and wicked leaders who preside of the suffering of people.

  4. My little take
    December 12, 2019

    A member of the Caribbean gangster. By the way, if you were Ralph Gonsalves, whom Skerrit brought to Dominica to tell laborites that Dominica could not afford an international airport, only to see him go back to St. Vincent with that same international airport in his brief case, would you not rather have a brainless person like Skerrit, who is selling Dominica for nothing, like a park selling their valuables to buy crack? Would Mia Martly not rather have Skerrit in office, knowing how she got Ross University from us? Caricom leaders taking everything we had in Dominica for nothing whether it is LIAT, TROIS piton, Kubuli, and just about everything we had calling us master. These days one could fly from North America and fly non-stop to any of the caricom islands within 4 hrs, except Dominica that a caricom leader describe coming here to taking an arithmetic test. I really think he meant an algebra test. So they laughing at us and even taking advantage of us through our brainless pm

  5. Not A Herd Follower
    December 12, 2019

    It is high time Gonsalves leave the scene. The people of SG and the region are getting tired of him and his ilks. They have failed miserably in advancing the socio-economic status of people of their countries and the region on the whole.

    Luis Almagro has done much to advance democracy and accountable government in the OAS. I endorse his nomination to continue as OAS Secretary-General.

  6. Lin clown
    December 12, 2019

    There was a Press Conference held by the election observers in Dominica.Matt Peltier attends.He is smartly dressed,expensive perfume and all.In his FANCY,American and British accent he asks”Did you’re put are money-tour on thee Doug-Last Charles Earport”?The observer looked at MATT like he is the CLONE of a JACK A and asked “Is there a Polling station at the Airport”?This guy MATT is such an idiot,he be believe there should be monitors at every Port of Entry in Dominica,legal or illegal.

  7. Lin clown
    December 12, 2019

    A guy calls MATT on q95,and says.In 2014 UWP got about 16,000 votes,he does not know it’s 17,587 and got 6 seats.In 2019 he says UWP got about the same 16,000 votes and got 3 seats he does not know it’s 16,161 a difference of 1,126.The says how can the numbers be the same and UWP lost 3 seats.MATT answers GOOD OBSERVATION.We love Q95 so well where THIVES,ROGUES,and VAGABONDS call,although the CALLS are BOGUS,PROPAGANDA and LIES,they are REGULAR.

  8. Lin clown
    December 12, 2019

    Here we go again,now only the UWP idiots say the election was stolen.Losing 6 elections out of 7,makes you a JACK A.

    • Gwada queen
      December 13, 2019

      You know u are a bigger clown

  9. LifeandDeath
    December 12, 2019

    But, Gonsalves said: “I don’t like what he’s done to the OAS and I don’t like how he’s seeking to implement a neoliberal agenda, don’t like it at all”..
    Gonsalves must be losing his marbles..So you don’t encourage free thought and an agenda that promotes free trade etc..
    You would prefer have centralized Government agendas from inexperienced and less than savory incompetent idiotic Politicians playing God, steer our economies off into the Abyss because they don’t want to get their feelings hurt?
    Gonsalves wake up and smell the coffee, the Caribbean is no place for would-be dictators, the first mistake you all made was to run American Cable TV to every household and sell us unlimited internet access.

    What exactlyu about “Neo-Liberalism” that you people are so afraid of?

  10. Time will tell
    December 12, 2019

    If we in the Eastern Caribbean are now communists, aren’t we supposed to be equal? How come our leaders are millionaires and the rest of us are poor? Gonsalves, what you, Skerrit and Keith Mitchell are trying will not work. It is only a matter of time until poverty and desperation will trigger a survival instict. When that happens, your own supporters will tear your “kingdoms” apart.

  11. Bah yo bwa
    December 12, 2019

    Ha Ha Ha and this is the man you all sent for us to declare that we had a fair and free election :( :( ???? Tato tato God is not a police

  12. Toto
    December 12, 2019

    And he was proven damn right too. Skerrit rig that election. When money talks the truth walks. You all little tinpot dictators of tiny islands holding out the begging bowl.

  13. Communists must Go!
    December 12, 2019

    Somebody should lead a campaign against YOUR re-election campaign Mr. Gonsalves

  14. Annon
    December 12, 2019

    Well, he was right on the election.

  15. TheFuture
    December 12, 2019

    Mr Ralph Gonsalves you are as bad as Skerit, corrupt and behave like the island you heading is an inheritance and the citizens are your subjects.

    So you do not like Almagro because he can see right through you all CARICOM leaders, selfish, greedy and corrupt?

  16. Channel 1
    December 11, 2019

    More and more, my suspicion is growing that there’s some sort of leftist network covertly at work in the region trying to revive what may very well be Marxist-Leninist ideologies.

    What is their endgame I wonder? Hhhmmmmmmm……………….

    • Made in China
      December 12, 2019

      It’s not even that covert. For anyone paying attention this has been the plan since the launch of ALBA and the failed attempt at the “Sucre”. It’s because Caribbean and Latin American people are so politically illiterate that these people are allowed to have their way.

  17. Youth
    December 11, 2019

    A bunch of corrupt politicians. Once someone stands up for what is right you corrupt prime ministers victimize them.

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