Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a new initiative that will boost trade between Venezuela and the Eastern Caribbean.
He made the announcement as he wrapped a one-day visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday.
Maduro also said Caracas would be willing to invest in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as the ‘hub’ for the construction of low income house for the region under PetroCaribe, the oil initiative his country has with several Caribbean countries.
He added that Venezuela will be making available, 7,500 lap tops to the government.
Maduro has in recent weeks, visited several CARICOM countries, including Suriname, St. Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda, drumming up support for his Latin America and Caribbean integration movement.