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There is an ongoing discussion over at BBC Caribbean on whether or not the OECS should in Venezuela at member state. One former Caribbean diplomat is urging the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to say no to a membership request by Venezuela.

According to Sir Ron Sanders, former Antigua Ambassador, says it would be unwise for the OECS to bring Venezuela into their group.

Len Ishmael, who is the OECS Director General, confirmed recently that the application was discussed at a meeting in Montserrat -but she said decision makers within the sub-region were yet to determine whether membership should be granted.

Former Antigua Ambassador, Sir Ron Sanders is the only one against the idea – Dr Ishmael also declined to say whether the request was likely to be viewed favourably by OECS leaders, but said the region has enjoyed strong relations with the South American nation.

Sir Ron outlined his misgivings in an interview with BBC Caribbean – Listen to Sir Ron Sanders

As we all know Dominica have benefited significantly since becoming a member of The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) trade agreement.

Please, I’m curious to hear what you think – Should the OECS include Venezuela? Share your views with readers in the comments.

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