CARICOM sending delegates to monitor general elections
November 23, 2010
CARICOM sending delegates to monitor general elections

Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sir Edwin Carrington has confirmed that a delegation from the regional body will be here to monitor the December 13 General Elections.{{more}}

Sir Edwin, who was in St. Vincent yesterday, on a one day visit, met with Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves prior to a press conference with local media, in which he and other officials discussed recovery work after Hurricane Tomas, which struck St. Vincent and the Grenadines on October 30.

Sir Edwin indicated that CARICOM will be keeping an eye on events taking place here, but was unable to say when the monitors would arrive.

“… There will be an elections observer team…. I can’t say how soon. All I can say is that they will come in good time,” said Sir Edwin.

Monitors from the organization were here one year ago, when they came to ensure that the voting process during the referendum went smoothly.

Final reports from CARICOM indicated that the observers were satisfied that the referendum vote was satisfactory.

Other organizations to have visited St. Vincent and the Grenadines to monitor elections were the Organization of American States (OAS) and the OECS.