On the afternoon of Saturday, January 12, 2019, the electorate of Cubans met in Barbados and proceeded to install the Special Electoral Commission of that constituency for the Constitutional Referendum, whose vote must be held next Sunday, February 17, which was installed and took the oath of office before the electorate.
The members of the Electoral Commission of Circumscription are the following:
President: Sergio de Jesús Jorge Pastrana
Secretary: Liliana María Wong Servio
Vocal: Olegario Isaac Oliva Bacallao.
On January 1st the President of the Solidarity Movement with Cuba, David Denny and other local leaders of various progressive movements organized an activity in the town of Haynesville, Parish of St James, in Barbados, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the 115th Anniversary of the Independence of Haiti as a victory of the Haitian Revolution, and the last day of the celebration of Kwanza that honors the legacy of African migration to America, made by force through slavery and with the enormous cost in lives with which the colonial powers erected thei
Her Excellency Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, Governor General of Barbados, bid farewell to the Cuban ambassador, Francisco Fernández Peña, and to the consul Ana Labaut, upon finishing their four-year diplomatic mission in the country. The occasion was propitious to exchange on the most relevant historical moments of bilateral relations, which will soon be 46 years since its establishment in 1972, as well as the current prospects for its development, which was ratified by the Governor when highlighting the first official meeting recently held in New York by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, and the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
The Speaker of the House of the Barbadian Parliament, the Honourable Arthur Holder, accepted the courtesy call by the Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernández, to follow up initiatives previously discussed with the Deputy Speaker, the Honorable Gline Clarke, especially aimed at strengthening the bonds between both legislative bodies and contributing to the integral development of bilateral relations between both countries. To this end, a draft Resolution to support Cuba in its struggle for the lifting of the blockade was reviewed and there was consensus on the relevance of submitting to the assembly the decision to create a Parliamentary Friendship Group.