Veteran political and social activist Robert "Bobby" Clarke, founding leader of the People's Empowerment Party, represented Barbados at the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum Meeting held in Cuba from July 15 to 17, 2018, attended by more than 400 delegates of progressive political and social forces of dozens of nations from all continents to discuss strategies against the aggressive neoliberal campaign of the right-wing forces of the region, sponsored by the imperialist center of power, and in this sense, a plan of action was approved with a view to strengthening regional coordination and integration; t
The Minister of Culture and Sports of Barbados, John King, met with the Cuban ambassador, Francisco Fernández, to review the bilateral agenda and explore new possibilities to expand Cuban cooperation in both spheres of his administration. In this regard, the Minister acknowledged the results of the Cuban sports-cultural mission that works in his country and expressed his aspiration to take this collaboration to higher levels through the exchange in various disciplines.
The Cuban and Venezuelan diplomatic missions were invited to join the tribute that Pan-African solidarity organizations rendered to the lawyer friend David Comissiong, President of the Clement Payne Movement and Coordinator of the Caribbean Chapter of the International Network in Defense of Humanity, for his appointment as the new Ambassador of Barbados to CARICOM, in a simple but moving ceremony in which numerous political and social activists expressed their recognition and conveyed their confidence that they will be able to represent the genuine interests of the Barbadian and Caribbean p
The Lion Soul´s musical group, comprised of Pan-Africanist artists led by the Baptist reverends Onkphra Wells and John Howell, represented Barbados in the 2018 edition of the famous Caribbean Festival, which is dedicated annually to a Caribbean guest nation and is celebrated in the city of Santiago de Cuba, where representatives of several islands show the diversity of their arts and culture; several performances in public squares, the Friendship House and the Caribbean House proved the quality of the group during a whole week that lasted the also called Fire Festival.
On the initiative of its coordinator, Professor Nicolas Vaughan, the Cuban Embassy hosted an interesting exchange of information to motivate a group of Barbadian hikers who will visit several Cuban provinces for the first time in August; to this end, both the Cuban ambassador, Francisco Fernández, and the Saintlucian solidarity leader Rawle Harvey, made presentations on the most relevant aspects of the history, culture, tourist opportunities on the island and the characteristics of the Cuban population.