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The   policy of  the Bahamas on the crisis in Venezuela is unclear to many, as  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis  has sent a letter confirming  that the Bahamas will not interfere in the internal affairs of another country. However, recently the Bahamas  voted in a meeting of the Organization of American States to support the appointment of that country’s Opposition Leader Juan Guaido to become the interim President of Venezuela.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell noted that such a move went against CARICOM’s consensus on the matter.

 Prime Minister Minnis  in a letter to the Secretary General of Caricom this week noted  that The Bahamas “remains committed to the principles of non-intervention, peaceful dialogue, pacific resolution of disputes, democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights”.

He further stressed that establishing a timetable to implement concrete measures to end political instability in Venezuela and address the well documented human suffering of its people must be the conference’s primary objective.

However, to Senator Mitchell, it appears the country’s foreign policy is “mixed up like conch salad”.

On one hand, he said The Bahamas interferes with the internal affairs of another country and on the other, it notes that it doesn’t believe in doing so.

Mr Mitchell chalked it up to a “pathetic state of affairs”.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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