Under evaluation the constitution of a Fidel Castro - José Martí Honorary Chair of Caribbean Studies at the UWI Cave Hill Campus.

Based on the initiatives discussed with Professor Dra. V Eudine Barriteau, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, which led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Havana, initiated in Barbados last November, within the framework of the International Colloquium on Fidel's Legacy, a Working Group was created to work between several UWI Faculties and the Ambassador of Cuba, Francisco Fernandez, promoting several initiatives that, when implemented under the provisions of the aforementioned MOU, have raised the framework of cooperation, academic exchanges, attendance at events of both institutions, and in this context has been proposed the establishment of a Chair of Studies that will pay tribute to the largest Caribbean socio-cultural integration, starting from the thought and the life-work of those two top arquitects of the Cuban Revolution, also recognized as the two most universal Cuban thinkers.

Fruitful working sessions with the Principal, several deans, heads of departments and professors of advanced thinking in that university campus, among them Dr. Wendy Grenade, Dr. Tennyson Joseph, Dr. Alafia Samuels, Dr. Ian Craigg and Dr. Gale Hall, to mention just a few, have worked with dedication and meticulousness to carry out this project, which would allow to summon the most important of the country and the subregion to creatively develop the ideas and actions that contribute to enrich the heritage Caribbean as nations, cultural identity and integration in various spheres; at the same time, it will be a recognition of the role played by José Martí and Fidel Castro in two different revolutionary eras, but which complement each other over time, which is why it will be another way of immortalizing their work.

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