Fresh, free and fair elections should be held in Venezuela to avert the possibility of war and end the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the strife-stricken country.That’s the view of UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who said any war would negatively affect TT and the rest of the Caricom region.“The majority of the nations of the western hemisphere are in support of free and fair elections in Venezuela and in support of the interim president (Juan) Guaido,” she said. “We live and wait in hope that good will come out of this, that there should be no war on our doorstep.Former T&T Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar“Any war will impact very badly on us here in Caricom, so whatever efforts have been made we wish them good luck and offer our prayers for a good outcome.”She was speaking to reporters after the Kiddies Carnival parade organised by the Siparia Women Association, Dookie Street, Penal, yesterday.Asked about the ongoing Venezuelan crisis which has witnessed people fleeing the country, she said the TT government could not hide their head in the sand and pretend it was not taking place.“Our hearts go out, and all our sympathies, to the people of Venezuela. I have made my statement very clear: there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and it is not sufficient that you just hide your head in the sand and pretend it is not happening.”She said while each nation has a right to its own sovereignty, its neighbours could not “stand by and allow the poverty that is taking place, the brutality and the human rights abuses” to take place unchecked.“If the world had turned a blind eye to what was happening in south Africa, (Nelson) Mandela would still be in jail and apartheid would still be real.“We honour and respect them, but we feel for the people of Venezuela, and we do believe we should take steps to end the humanitarian crisis there.”It was unacceptable, she stressed, “To just sit and talk and say you are not intervening but you are in fact recognising the regime.” (T&T Newsday)
With desi girl Priyanka Chopra dropping hints of her attire on the red carpet of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, all breaths were held in anticipation of the actress’ final appearance.Also read: 68th Primetime Emmy Awards to honour the best in televisionAnd, it’s safe to say that the Quantico actress didn’t disappoint. Before the big reveal, PeeCee even teased her fans with a Boomerang of the train of her gown, while she got ready to walk the red carpet. Watch it here.All set to present an award at the ceremony–with all speculation pointing towards her co-presenter’s identity as Tom Hiddleston–the actress was twirling perfection at the event.Twirling all the way. Photo: AP Wearing a one-shouldered Jason Wu number, featuring a waist-cinching belt and cutouts, the actress kept the finishing touches rather minimal. A bold red pout, a low ponytail and a pair of solitaires shone from her ears. Not long ago, the actress had been spotted sporting a bright Jason Wu number at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards and recently, PeeCee was seen in Jason Wu again while attending a bash thrown by Hugo Boss at the New York Fashion Week.Red hot on the red carpet! Photo: APThough going red on the red carpet is a classic move, courtesy the colour clash, it’s also the easiest to go wrong with, nevertheless Priyanka Chopra emerged as a clear winner on the red carpet.advertisementThat pout! Photo: APAs gorgeous as the actress looked at the event, the only teeny-tiny detail we would change about her look would be that hairstyle. It gives it a boring vibe PeeCee! Those cutouts need to be paired with something a bit more fun, girl! Catch all excitement as the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast LIVE on Star English Network in India on September 19th at 4:30 AM with a repeat telecast at 8 PM!