The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemns in the strongest terms the violent attack on the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves.
This reprehensible act is an affront to our democratic principles and practices. The conduct of peaceful protest is a fundamental civil and political right that represents a healthy element of our democracy. Its degeneration into violence and physical assault must be denounced unreservedly.
CARICOM looks forward to the perpetrator of this aggressive act being brought to justice. The Community calls for peace and calm in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Community wishes the Prime Minister a speedy recovery from his injuries.