Haitians http://wlrn.org en Caribbean Crusader: St. Vincent PM Gonsalves On Development And Disaster http://wlrn.org/post/caribbean-crusader-st-vincent-pm-gonsalves-development-and-disaster <p> Christmas 2013 was the best and worst of times for Ralph Gonsalves.</p><p>Gonsalves, Prime Minister of the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 19. For Gonsalves, an outspoken populist who was about to take over as chairman of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, it was a moment of valuable political cachet: Francis has proven a champion of poor global underdogs like the small republics of the Caribbean.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:47:01 +0000 Tim Padgett 26154 at http://wlrn.org Caribbean Crusader: St. Vincent PM Gonsalves On Development And Disaster