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Georgian aid expected in 2 weeks – PM

Mahmoud Abbas the President of the Palestinian National Authority, second from left, welcomes Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, third from right, to the Bethlehem in December 2011 (Photo courtesy Office of the PM, Kingstown).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – This country is expected to receive within two weeks a monetary contribution from Georgia after Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves’ visit to that nation last month.

“… already, Ambassador [Camillo] Gonsalves [at the United Nations] has contacted me to tell me that the Georgian government has placed a sum of money with the Georgian ambassador and they are awaiting the instructions for the account of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to lodge those monies, hopefully within the next two weeks,” Gonsalves told Parliament on Friday.

“And the president of Azerbaijan has pledged assistance. Azerbaijan is a very wealthy country,” Gonsalves further said.

“Is Georgia Christian? Azerbaijan is 90-odd per cent Muslim. One of the enduring battles in the world today is between Muslim and Christians. And this small country — a Christian country — has interposed itself in the process of the debate to see if we can lend a contribution for peace and harmony in this world,” Gonsalves further said in response to opposition criticism of his 15-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.

He said that when he returned to Kingstown on Jan. 4, the Israeli ambassador at the United Nation wrote his Vincentian counterpart, Camillo Gonsalves, inviting him to go to Israel to lay the basis for Prime Minister Gonsalves to visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

“And I will go when the invitation comes. And I will give my opinion on this matter between Israel and Palestine,” Gonsalves said.

This country is among several Caribbean Community nations that last year supported the United Nations’ recognition of a Palestinian state.

Gonsalves told lawmakers that on Thursday his government sent off to Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas a letter and to a designated official a series of documents relating to development here, especially the Argyle International Airport.

“… when we were going to vote for Palestine as an independent state at the united Nations and when a powerful country next to us sort to induce us to vote otherwise, we voted, on an issue of principle, for Palestine,” Gonsalves said.

“If I may say here, parenthetically, Mr. Speaker, for my brothers and sisters in the evangelical faith, I am also calling for not only an independent state for Palestine but a secure state for Israel with clearly defined boundaries, the position established at the United Nations,” he said.

“And I want to say this: that position is supported by the United States of America but I don’t have the problem of presidential politics in St. Vincent as to who contributing to it — any powerful people supporting one side or the other. We are free to make our determination and use our instruments of sovereignty and independence in the interest of our own people,” Gonsalves said.

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6 thoughts on “Georgian aid expected in 2 weeks – PM

  1. Georgia needs our vote at the UN and elsewhere, they need our help in defending them against the truth, they are carrying out atrocities against their citizens. They are buying our vote at the UN. More dirty money from a crap state. They are not giving us money because they love us or want to help, they are buying our UN Vote.
    The action of Gonsalves in taking dirty money should be condemned not applauded. Take a look for yourselves at Amnesty International.

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/georgia
    

    Georgia
    Human Rights in
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    Amnesty International
    Report 2011
    The 2011 Annual Report on

    Georgia: Uprooted Again: Forced evictions of the internally …
    5 August 2011
    In this briefing, Amnesty International analyses concerns that have arisen from a series of forced evictions of internally displaced people living in temporary …
    Report EUR 56/005/2011
    Georgia must end forced evictions of internally displaced …
    5 August 2011
    The Georgian government must put a stop to forced evictions of internally displaced people and provide them with adequate housing.
    Press Release
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    5 August 2011
    A new Amnesty International briefing details a pattern of forced evictions since June 2010 from temporary shelters where people have sought refuge.
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    Georgia: Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review …
    8 June 2011
    Amnesty International raises concerns on lack of effective and independent investigation into reports of excessive use of force by law enforcement officials …
    Public Statement EUR 56/003/2011
    Georgia: Authorities must ensure justice for detained protestors
    1 June 2011
    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 1 June 2011 Index: EUR 56/002/2011 Georgia: Authorities must ensure justice for detained protestors Georgia must …
    Public Statement EUR 56/002/2011
    Georgia must investigate ‘excessive use of force’ against …
    26 May 2011
    Georgian authorities must investigate allegations of excessive use of force by police against anti-government protests in which two people died.
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    Georgia’s candidacy for election to the UN Human Rights Council …
    18 May 2011
    In this open letter, written on the occasion of Georgia’s candidacy for membership of the UN Human Rights Council in the elections scheduled for 20 May 2011, Amnesty …
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    28 April 2011
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    Georgia’s investigation into a high-profile murder case ruled ‘ineffective’ by EHCR.
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    4 October 2010
    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI index: EUR 56/006/2010. 4 October 2010. Georgia: Adequate housing for internally displaced remains a concern. …
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    20 August 2010
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    5 August 2010
    The war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and tens of thousands of people driven away from their homes. As a particularly …
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    The Georgian authorities must do more than the bare minimum to provide adequate housing, employment and access to health care to those displaced in conflicts in …
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    4 August 2010
    A new Amnesty International report documents how thousands of people displaced during past conflicts in Georgia struggle to access basic services.
    Report Abstract
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    2 August 2010
    Timur Tskhovrebov, an independent journalist and civil society activist, was attacked and badly beaten in Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, a breakaway …
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    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI Index: EUR 56/001/2010. 10 May 2010. Georgia: Ministry of Internal Affairs misconstrued …
    Public Statement EUR 56/001/2010

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    THE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA ARE SUFFERING AND SVG ARE HELPING TO PROLONG THEIR SUFFERING.

    Posted by Peter | January 19, 2012, 09:05
  2. Our support of the government of Georgia at the UN for payment is an act of Satan.

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    WAKE UP AND CONDEMN THIS ANTI CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR

    DIRTY MONEYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Gonsalves this is not a clever act on your part, it is a pure evil transaction.

    Posted by Peter | January 19, 2012, 09:10
  3. International HR organisations condemn police violence in Georgia

    The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) condemn the excessive use of force by the police against peaceful anti-government protest in Tbilisi on the night of 26 May 2011.

    Hundreds of Political Prisoners, people dispossessed of their land and property without proper compensation.

    SCUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    Posted by Peter | January 19, 2012, 10:04
  4. Peter, it seems like you’re living in a world not of this EARTH.

    Feel free to tell us what Amnesty International said about China.

    Tell us what this organization has to say about USA. Here is a reference for you: “Guantánamo: A decade of damage to human rights.”

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | January 19, 2012, 11:18
    • Wow, Powa…… i was just about to put out a missing persons report on you. You have been so silent on all the budget talk, which is strange for someone who has an opinion on everything that is ralph. Feel free to jump in on some of the budget debate and show us in your wisdom that the economy is doing great. Tell us why poor relief was paid so late, among other things…..

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | January 19, 2012, 13:04
  5. VINCYPOWER, your still as stupid as ever. We are not talking about any country except Georgia at this moment.
    They are a scum nation who we should not be supporting for immoral financial gain at the expense and wellbeing of their citizens.

    This is dirty money.

    Well all you desciples of the Devil, say some more. Marxist rubbish apply now to Cuba for a new poodle brain, it will an improvement to your existing brain.

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    Posted by Peter | January 25, 2012, 12:08

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