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Martin Daly, Reginald Dumas express concerns about T&T/Venezuela issue

Senior Counsel Martin Daly

Senior Counsel Martin Daly and former Diplomat Reginald Dumas have issued a joint statement expressing concerns about the Trinidad and Tobago/Venezuela issue.

The two say the row over the visit to this country of Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez is not good and has the potential to damage relationships.

They feel it is time for an end what they call “megaphone diplomacy” on this issue.

Mr. Daly and Mr. Dumas issued the statement yesterday saying what is required is sober assessment, above the incessant noise of partisan party politics.

Before the statement was issued, former Independent Senator Daly said Minister Stuart Young was toying with words in his response to a question in the Senate on May 13th.

Ambassador Joseph Mondello has said he raised the issue of the Rio Treaty during the conversation with Minister Young.

Mr. Mondello earlier this week said he mentioned the country’s obligations under the treaty.

Speaking on The Morning Show on i95.5fm yesterday, Mr. Daly said the Minister did not appear to be deliberately misleading the parliament, and the question posed by Senator Wade Mark, was answered.

On Wednesday, Senator Mark sought to get Minister Young sent to the Privileges Committee of the Parliament but this attempt failed.

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