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Sunday, February 27

Opposition leader in St. Vincent condemns grant from Libya

Arnhim EustaceImage via WikipediaThe Canadian Press: "KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Officials on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent are defending their decision to accept aid from Libya at the moment other governments around the world are denouncing that country's bloody crackdown on protests.

Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace says the Libyan aid is blood money and on Thursday he criticized Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves for taking it. Gonsalves and Foreign Affairs Minister Douglas Slater avoided the ceremony where a Libyan official delivered the $250,000 check on Monday.
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