Several Barbadian artists, in a combination of established professionals and young talents, staged an excellent free concert to close the program of activities commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Barbados Crime, held in Bridgetown on October 2-8. Thus they made the farewell to international delegates from Cuba, USA, Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.
Prominent intellectuals, academics, artists and social activists of seven islands that make up the Caribbean Chapter of the International Network In Defence of Humanity held a fruitful meeting during their participation in the program of activities commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Crime of Barbados in 1976. After starring in the launch of the global campaign for the UN to declare the 6 October as the International Day against Terrorism, its annual meeting focused on developing an action plan to carry out the campaign.
Just before her speech on behalf of the Barbadian government, the Hon. Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Relations and Foreign Trade, laid a wreath at the monument erected to the victims of crime in Paynes Bay, accompanied by Camilo Rojo, representative of the Committee of the Families of Victims, who follow the Minister making similar action together with the rest of the Cuban delegation that attended the commemoration, led by Cuban Hero Fernando Gonzalez, vice president of ICAP and one of the infamous Case of the Cuban Five.
Barbadians have been told they must continue to demonstrate their abhorrence of terrorism and strive for peace. The call came as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, addressed the commemorative ceremony for the 40th anniversary of the Cubana Air Disaster, which occurred on October 6, 1976, just off Barbados’ shores. Speaking at the site of the memorial monument at Paynes Bay, St.