Barbados Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, visits the Henry Reeve Brigade of Cuban nurses in Barbados which have been working already there for three months fighting the SARS-COV-2 virus causing COVID.19.
Prime Minister Mottley arrived accompanied by the Minister of Education, the Honourable Santia Bradshaw, who substituted her as functioning Prime Minister during the months of April and early May, as she was recovering from surgery, and the Minister of Enery and Water Resources, the Honourable Wilfred Abrahams. They were received on arrival at the Hotel by the Head of the Brigade, Doctor Daymarelis Ortega, the Director of the Hotel, Nina Clarke and the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Sergio Jorge Pastrana, together with all the Cuban members of the Henry Reeve Brigade..
She expressed that for her this was a pending visit which she was longing to make because on the arrival of the nurses she had not been able to be at the airport because she was convalescent from surgery, but anyway she had been on top of everything that had happened and was aware of every detail. She expressed that her heart was very close to Cuba and asked how they were doing in the learning of English, what prompted a massive enthusiastic affirmative reply, to which she added ¿and what about the learning of Bajan? (the local dialect) what immediately prompted a new affirmative reply among widespread laughter. She followed by saying that she was in transit to another official function nearby but that she had wanted to take advantange of the opportunity to toast everyone present with a glass for each one.
Prime MInister said good bye while extending a formal invitation for an official reception at Government House in Ilaro Court in the near future.