“I do not believe it is just for the judge to decide the case without hearing evidence from the claimants who brought the action, from the defendants who have been…cited for defamatory words.” – Dominica’s Opposition Leader lennox Linton announcing his intention to appeal a High Court ruling in a defamation matter involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and other members of his Cabinet.

“Clearly, we are concerned about the democratic process being respected as well and this has implications as well for the security of our countries given what is happening. We can’t bury our heads in the sand” – Foreign Affairs Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun saying the St. Lucia government can’t ignore the ongoing political situation in Venezuela. 

“That is where the rubber hits the road because at the moment the debt owing to this university by the governments of the Caribbean is US$105 million.” – UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, saying Caribbean governments owe the UWI more than US$100 million.

“We are even more determined today than we were yesterday to ensure that all can be done; no stone is left unturned to ensure that St. Kitts and Nevis becomes the safest jurisdiction in the Western Hemisphere. That is what we want it to be and that is what we are working to do.” – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris announcing that his administration will maintain a zero tolerance approach to crime in St. Kitts-Nevis. 

“There’s a lot of misinformation out there…and I am quite sure people will now hear balanced, at least the other side of the story so they could determine what is fact from fiction.” – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne defending  his decision to establish a private radio station.

“Why not name a stand after Deryck Murray and I call Deryck Murray’s name first. Why couldn’t we name a stand after Ian Bishop, Gus Logie, Raphick Jumadeen, Larry Gomes – we have a number of people [like] Sonny Ramadhin who had lived just a stone’s throw away from the stadium.” – Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president, Azim Bassarath, making clear his displeasure at a stand at the Brian Lara Stadium being named after Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

“We need to get a better start and put up a stronger first innings total. I think many cricket games or Test matches are really set up in the first innings so we need to put up a better first innings total. I think once we do that, I back our bowlers to come out and get 20 wickets.” – West Indies captain Jason Holder urging his struggling batting line-up to improve ahead of the second test against Pakistan. 

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