World Day of Prayer was devoted to Cuba by several churches of different religious affiliation on March 4th 2016. At least St Philip´s Parish Church, Speightstown Methodist Church and St John´s Church have done a Worship Service, which was prepared by the Cuban WDP Committee entitled “Receive children. Receive me”. To this purpose, the coordinators of these activities, Sisters Joyce Sealy, Peggy Wilkes and Marcia Miller, respectively, visited the Cuban Embassy in Barbados to get some information and national symbols for the contextualization of the service.
The Right Honorable Prime Minister, Freundel J. Stuart, and the Honorable Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, accompanied by other senior government officials and the Barbadian Foreign Ministry made a breakfast meeting with the diplomatic corps in the country in Accra Beach Hotel, located precisely in the constituency that the Prime Minister represents in Parliament. During the activity was shared with diplomatic representatives of different countries planned events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Independence in the coming months.
President of the Barbados Alzheimer's Association, Pamelia Brereton, invited its counterpart from Cuba to attend the Second Caribbean Conference on Alzheimer's and other mental illnesses. Dr. John J. Llibre, president of the Cuban Section of Alzheimer attended the event held at Bridgetown from February 23 to 25, which was also attended by executives and experts from the region, being inaugurated by the Minister of Development social, Hon. Steven Blackett and a high rank representative of the International Alzheimer Society.
The Honorable Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, Science and Innovation Barbados, led a delegation that visited Cuba between 15 and 19 February to attend the International X Congress "University-2016" and make both a bilateral exchange with maximum Cuban educational authorities. He was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, June Chandler, the Director of Technical Education, Dr. Patrick Rowe, Director General Karen Best Education and Dr.
The IV CELAC Summit Meeting recently held in Quito, Ecuador, approved several relevant documents to our nations. In addition to the substantial and comprehensive Final Declaration, this time it was adopted a Special Declaration on the commitment to advance in multilateral negotiations on Nuclear Disarmament. Its first point was precisely to consolidate Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, as it was proclaimed at the II Summit held in Havana in January 2014. The text of the Declaration is attached.