St.Vincent: PM denies trying to avoid protesters in New York

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says the fact that he did not have a town hall meeting with Vincentians in New York during his visit last month had nothing to do with fear of protestors.

“New York City is very favourable territory for De Comrade and for the ULP. And any few persons who want to come, if I am holding a town hall meeting to disrupt it, the ULP supporters will put them under manners and other decent people would do so. So I don’t have to worry ‘bout nothin’,” Gonsalves told the media in Kingstown on Tuesday.

Gonsalves usually has a town hall meeting in Brooklyn when he visits New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

However, in recent years, some of these meetings have been noisy affairs.

At the town hall meeting in September 2016, then 47-year-old Miranda Wood stepped up to the microphone and told the prime minister that he had attacked her in  his office in Kingstown when she was 15 years old.

Gonsalves denied the woman’s allegation.


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