On November 30, 2017, the Cuban Ambassador Francisco Fernández, was invited to attend to the Remembrance Day Laying Wreath and Military Parade to remember Barbadian veterans of the two World Wars. An Interdenominational Service was held presided over by Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson and Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley, will lay wreaths at the base of the Cenotaph followed by specially invited members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment (BCCI) of Barbados, Eddy Abed, presided over the delegation of that entity to the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV-2017) and with the presence of the Minister of International Business, Donville Innis, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC), Orlando Hernández Guillén, thus fulfilling the objective outlined with a view to promoting greater economic interaction between both countries.
Based on the objectives outlined in the cooperation agreement currently in force between the National Sports Council (NSC) and Cubadeportes S.A., volleyball stands out among sports with increasing results in both sexes. In these five years, continuity has been a relevant factor in the results achieved, during which Cuban coach Julio Alberto Madrazo began training from the base to lead the Barbadian teams together and to become the Technical Director of Volleyball in Barbados.
The Cuban sports mission in Barbados continues to accumulate good results in almost a decade of collaboration as teachers, coaches and methodologists in seven sports disciplines - athletics, boxing, cycling, field hockey, swimming, table tennis and volleyball - which has been concrete in the introduction of new sports in the system of school education, in the gradual improvement of skills of the athletes, in the leadership of national teams together with the clubs and federations, and in the methodological advice in the different levels.
Under the premises of the current cooperation agreement between the National Sports Council (NSC) of Barbados and Cubadeportes SA, another sport that has been outstanding with encouraging results is boxing, both female and male, in which the Cuban technician Felipe Álvarez Ramírez, has contributed with its work during five consecutive years, not only in the identification of talents in the schools programmed by the CND, but also with the Association of said sport to train and to follow up the athletes of the national teams that represent the country in international events.