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Criminal Sentences Agreement Signed between SVG and the Republic of Cuba

Criminal Sentences  Agreement Signed between SVG and the Republic of Cuba
Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister(left) and Jose Manuel Leyva Ventura(right), Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to SVG

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An agreement to facilitate the repatriation of criminals to serve their sentences in their home country has been signed between St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Cuba.

The agreement between the government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of Cuba regarding ‘Criminal Sentences’ was signed on Tuesday February 23 at Cabinet Room.

The signing ceremony saw this country’s Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Jose Manuel Leyva Ventura, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to SVG declaring the humanitarian intent of the contract.

Prime Minister Gonsalves said, “this is a further deepening of relationship” between both countries regarding the execution of criminal sentences. The agreement facilitates the process of repatriation once a crime has been committed.

The Prime Minister however noted that this will be permitted only if the person gives consent to the process.

Ambassador Leyva Ventura said, “this is a special moment for the people of Cuba,” with the signing of the Criminal Sentences Agreement between both countries and noted that this serves to strengthen the relationship between SVG and Cuba.

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