Although located over 9,500 kilometres from the North African country of Libya, the turmoil there has not left the leaders of some small Caribbean nations unscathed.
Member states of the sub-regional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have adopted their own lines of engagement with Libya, much to the concern of some opposition parties.
The main concern – what will become of Libyan investment projects in region?
“Whether we like it or not, we’re still very much dependent on oil from the Middle East and most of our economies are driven by that,” said Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda. “To the extent that there is instability and war and so on, it has an impact.”