Some 30 Caribbean personalities of 11 Anglophone and Francophone countries, including the diaspora in the US and Canada, including prominent intellectuals, academics and artists from the region led by Dr. George Lamming are agreed to establish the Caribbean Chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity, committed to the central axes of discussion that the network has promoted internationally.
Dr. Tennyson Joseph, a prominent academic and columnist, announced the first Declaration of the newly formed Caribbean Chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity, resulting from a substantial discussion led by eminent speakers from a dozen Caribbean countries gathered for this purpose in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Eight illustrious personalities of culture, art and the Caribbean political activism formed a panel to conduct the debate before an audience of a hundred people who attended the Academic Forum under the title "The ongoing efforts of the imperialist powers to encourage separation, division and discord in the Caribbean: the case of Cuba, Jamaica, Granada, the French colonies, Guyana and Venezuela ". This was the central activity that marked the emergence of the Caribbean Chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity, in Barbados.
The representation of intellectuals and artists who make up the Cuban Chapter the Network in Defense of Humanity was symbolically invited to testify constituted this new Caribbean chapter, which becomes an important reference point for discussion of the issues at the center of debate of ideas and challenges which humanity is facing in this particular region as well as in the rest of the world.
A large group of Barbadians activists who excelled in the persistent struggle carried out for 16 years until the release of the antiterrorist fighters, known internationally as the case of the Cuban Five, received from the Ambassador of Cuba a symbolic Certificate of Recognition signed by the Cuban Five.