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Venezuela pledges funds for hunger reduction in PetroCaribe states
Published on April 10, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Notwithstanding its own current economic and social difficulties, the government of Venezuela has pledged funding to PetroCaribe member states in Latin America and the Caribbean, to eradicate hunger and poverty.

The pledge was made during a meeting held in Venezuela last weekend.

Grenada was represented by Oliver Joseph, minister for economic development, trade, planning and co-operatives, and Peter David.

Joseph told members of the media on Tuesday that five areas have been identified for support.

“They clearly outline what needs to be done in order to eradicate poverty, and Venezuela will offer support to member states for this initiative,” Joseph said.

“Grenada is part of this initiative and we stand to benefit from this drive to eradicate hunger and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Ministers responsible for PetroCaribe will meet in June in Venezuela – when the funding will be committed for the programme.
 
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Comments:

Peter Binose:

Venezuela should concentrate on feeding her own people, the shops are empty and children have malnutrition.

JMWinPR:

A country that can't supply toilet paper to its citizens is going to supply something to someone else?

Peter Binose:

When I was in the suburbs of Caracas recently, I saw people lining up outside a supermarket, waiting for a delivery truck arrival, to put goods on empty shelves.

When the doors were opened people fought each other to get through the doors first, old and young people were trampled.

When I eventually went inside 90% of the store was empty.

Steve Huggins:

REMEMBER the bloody, mad-man MUAMMAR QUADAFFI, the GREEN-BOOK 'socialism' DESPOT in LIBYA suddenly, gratuitously OFFERING US that FINANCIAL BRIBE of EXTRA LOANS and/or grants WHEN HE WAS IN THE VERY HEAT OF HIS radical 'ARAB SPRING' chaos ?

And, the Beggarly "grabament" of the LENINIST Ralph Gonsalves SHAMELESSLY grabbed at the conscience-sop, without any scruples, remorse or compunction.

A case of HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF ???


Steve Huggins:

REMEMBER the bloody, mad-man MUAMMAR QUADAFFI, the GREEN-BOOK 'socialism' DESPOT in LIBYA suddenly, gratuitously OFFERING US that FINANCIAL BRIBE of EXTRA LOANS and/or grants WHEN HE WAS IN THE VERY HEAT OF HIS radical 'ARAB SPRING' chaos ?

And, the beggar-grabament of the LENINIST Ralph Gonsalvez SHAMELESSLY grabbed at the conscience-sop, with absolutely o


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