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Two CARICOM countries vote against OAS resolution on Nicaragua

Two CARICOM countries voted against a resolution at the Organization of American States (OAS) that expressed concern at the deterioration of democratic institutions and human rights in Nicaragua and support for a peaceful solution to the political crisis in that country.
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname joined Nicaragua in voting against the resolution in the OAS Permanent Council, while Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Guyana, Haiti, and St. Lucia were among 20 countries that voted in support of the resolution.
 
Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Kitts-Nevis were among 10 countries abstained while Trinidad and Tobago was the only country not present for the vote.
 
In the resolution, the OAS Permanent Council urged the parties in Argentina to further effective dialogue in good faith.


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