Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, Antigua and Barbuda. Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda; Honorable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Granada and President of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom); Honorable Prime Ministers and Presidents of the other member countries of Caricom; His Excellency Ambassador Irwin Larocque, Secretary General of Caricom; His Excellency Mr.
We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 8 December 2017, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit and in commemoration of the forty-fifth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations among the independent states of CARICOM and Cuba and the fifteenth anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba Day.
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.
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.