January 25, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement on Deteriorating Political Climate in Venezuela
On behalf of the Parliamentary Opposition and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to express great concern regarding the deteriorating political situation presently taking place in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela that has led to mass rival demonstrations and foreign interventions that are threatening to destabilize that country.
I wish to appeal to the leadership and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for calm and for peaceful resolution of the current dispute in a manner that would protect the democratic interests of the Venezuelan people and return the country to a state of normalcy. It is my hope that peace and good sense would prevail and restraint would be used to de-escalate tensions and prevent further bloodshed.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has always been a close and loyal friend of the government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Parliamentary Opposition will continue to observe, with keen interest, the events as they unfold, and will keep Venezuela’s leadership and people in our prayers.
Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas
Leader of the Opposition