March 23, 2007
Eustace slams Chavez for comments on NDP, Bush

Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace has criticized Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for comments made while here last month.

Speaking at a New Democratic Party (NDP) political meeting last Saturday at the Redemption Sharpes Playing Field, Eustace said that President Chavez had no right to make references to US President, George Bush while on Vincentian soil.{{more}}

He also said that Chavez’s comments made about this Country’s opposition were outside of protocol, and should not have been allowed by Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of whom Chavez was a guest.

While on a two-day visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines last month, Chavez, who is a well known anti Bush campaigner, spoke against the US President.

Also at Saturday night’s meeting, Eustace promised to reintroduce the Police And Criminal Evidence (PACE) Act, which was abolished in the House of Assembly on February 28, the same day the opposition was absent from the house attending their protest march in Kingstown.