Gonsalves Cautions Unpatriotic Vincentians: ” No More SideShows”

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Saint Vincent and Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks during the 68th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 27, 2013 in New York City. Over 120 prime ministers, presidents and monarchs are gathering this week for the annual meeting at the temporary General Assembly Hall at the U.N. headquarters while the General Assembly Building is closed for renovations. (Photo by Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Sunday 9th June cautioned unpatriotic Vincentians about the recent victory at the UN, where SVG was elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.

“ This is not little league, this the World Series, this is not “One Day Cricket”, This is a “Test Match”, No More Side Shows, he said, sending a clear message for those who began a journey of negative peddling about St Vincent, shortly before its election to the council.

St Vincent obtained 185 votes from a total of 191 on Friday 7th June, 2019, a historic day for the small island state.

“St Vincent’s problems should stop at the water’s edge. The conflicts should stop at the water’s edge. We must not carry it outside of St. Vincent and the  Grenadines”.

The Prime Minister noted that whatever differences we may have, they need to be resolved here, because we are now one of 15, where we are going to make decisions relating to peace and security in the world.

Gonsalves said those who want to go beyond the water’s edge and seek to create confusion his government will not be a party to such vitriol.

“We Will not be involved in that, and we would not fall into the trap of allowing anyone, to demean or belittle this epic victory for the people of St. Vincent, Latin America and the Caribbean”.

We are not interested in any sideshows said, Gonsalves.

“I am concerned about the main event this is the main event”. St Vincent and the Grenadines will begin its two-year term in January of 2020.