PM issues statement as CARICOM Chairman on Capitol Building breach

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    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has issued a statement as CARICOM Chairman, regarding the events that took place yesterday in Washington DC, USA.

    According to international reports, armed supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building, forcing a lockdown and disrupting a session to finalize Joe Biden’s election victory.

    The following the the statement posted to CARICOM’s website:

    “The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened and concerned at the unprecedented scenes that unfolded at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, USA, during the certification of the votes of the presidential elections by the US Congress.

    The storming of the US Congress was a gross affront to democracy and the rule of law in a country which has been viewed as a leading light of representative governance the world over.

    CARICOM looks forward to the restoration of order and the continuation of the process of transfer of power in a peaceful manner.”