The Association of Resident Cubans "Mártires de Barbados" held its 2018 National Meeting at the Embassy of Cuba in the City of Bridgetown, Barbados, on the 28th day of April, with the purpose of relaunching the patriotic work of our organization, to carry out the renewal of its directive and to approve later the projections for the immediate work, conscious of the need to stay united and in full capacity of solidarity with our country; In this regard, we welcome the excellent results of the recent elections held in our country, freely, independently and sovereignly, with the added value tha
The friendly Barbadian lawyer and social activist, David Comissiong, decided to submit a very progressive article to the Chief Editor of Daily Nation requesting to use the section “Guest Column” in order to respond a lot of falsehoods on the issue of the race which are included in a column of that newspaper on its April 24 issue, written by journalist Mohammed Iqbal Degia, who showed a complete ignorance on the Cuban revolutionary politics on racial discrimination; look at the full text of David´s article.
Between April 23 and 26, 2018, the head of the Caribbean Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Tania Parra Fonseca, visited Barbados as part of a working tour throughout several Caribbean islands, during which she met with the different organizations that make up the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba (MSC), exchanged on the priorities of the solidarity work with the Cuban Revolution, reiterated the invitation to keep the attendance of the Barbadian friends to the May Day celebrations and to the International Meeting of Solidarity that is shared annually with all
Esteban Lazo and Ana Mary Machado were reelected as President and Vice President of the People´s Power National Assembly (Cuban Parliament). Miriam Brito is the Secretary of the Assembly. Of the 605 Members of Parliament (Deputies), 287 are elected in their constituencies; 338 elected for the first time (55.8% renovation); the average is 49 years old; 80 deputies are between 18 to 35 years old and 530 (87.6&) were born after the triumph of the Revolution. Women represent the 53.22%.
Following the inauguration of Miguel Díaz-Canel as President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, the Army General took to the floor to close the second plenary session of the new National Assembly of People’s Power and began his closing speech of the Constituent Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power by recalling Cuba’s victory at Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) following the U.S.-backed mercenary invasion; he noted the significance of the event and the preceding days, especially Fidel’s declaration of the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution; he also recognized the wo