Georgetown, October 6, 2018. Presided by the Prime Minister and First Vice President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Hon. Mr. Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo and the Ambassador of Cuba, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, took place a ceremony of remembrance and homage to pay tribute to the 73 victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated on October 6, 1976, against Flight 455 of Cuban airliner. The event was held at the Memorial of the Victims of Terrorism, which is located on the campus of the University of Guyana.
Attending the homage, among other personalities were: Dr. Barton U.A. Scotland, CCHMP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Guyana, Mr. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. Nicolette Henry, Minister of Education, Mr. Winston Felix, Minister of Citizenship and Dr. Karen Cummings, Deputy Minister of Public Health. There were also present, Mr. Halim Khan, president of the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Georgetown, members of the Association of Cuban Residents, members of the medical and educational brigades of the Cuban cooperation, students and workers of the University of Guyana and officials of the Embassy of Cuba.
The Prime Minister, the Cuban Ambassador, the Honorary Consul of Barbados in Guyana and one of the relatives of the victims, placed a floral tribute before the plaque with the names of the fallen victims of that abhorrent attack.
In his speech the Prime Minister recalled that the criminal sabotage caused the death of 73 people, of them, 57 Cuban citizens, 5 North Koreans and 11 Guyanese and quoted in his own words, the words of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, during the funeral of the victims of the abominable crime, quoting, “When our grief is multiplied, injustice trembles!
Georgetown, September 28, 2018. During the High Level Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, which took place today in New York City, the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Hon. Mr. Carl Barrington Greenidge, called for lifting the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States of America against Cuba.
Khan said that the problem with the use of trade sanctions is that the innocent get hurt particularly so when one economically powerful nation acts against another and regulations are written to hurt its citizens, this is the reality of Cuba’s Embargo.
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Full text of the speech offered by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, during the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly
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It is impossible to be here, speak from this rostrum on behalf of Cuba, and not recall historic moments of the General Assembly which are also part of our dearest memories: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro and the "Chancellor of Dignity", Raúl Roa, just to mention the most significant, have brought here not only the voice of our people but also the voice of other Latin American and Caribbean, African, Asian, non-aligned peoples, with whom we have shared more than half a century of struggles for a fair international order, which is still far off being attained.
It is absurd but consistent with the irrationality of a world in which the richest 0.7% of the population owns 46% of all the wealth, while the poorer 70% of the population can access only 2.7% of it; 3.460 billion people survive in poverty; 815 million go hungry; 758 million are illiterate and 844 million lack basic services of drinking water. All these figures, by the way, are prepared and regularly used by global organizations, but it seems that they have failed to raise sufficient awareness of the so-called international community.
These realities, Madam President, are not the result of socialism, like the President of the United States said yesterday here. They are the consequence of capitalism, especially imperialism and neoliberalism; of the selfishness and exclusion that is inherent to that system, and of an economic, political, social and cultural paradigm that privileges wealth accumulation in the hands of a few at the cost of the exploitation and dire poverty of the large majorities.
Capitalism consolidated colonialism. It gave birth to fascism, terrorism and apartheid and spread wars and conflicts; the breaches of sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples; repression of workers, minorities, refugees and migrants. Capitalism is the opposite of solidarity and democratic participation. The production and consumption patterns that characterize it, promote plundering, militarism, threats to peace; they generate violations of human rights and are the greatest danger to the ecological balance of the planet and the survival of the human being.
Georgetown, September 21, 2018. The companies of Guyana and Cuba WTG Healthcare Solutions and FARMACUBA signed a commercial representation and distribution contract within the framework of the Trade and Investment Exhibition of Guyana (GuyTIE, 2018). Among those attending the ceremony were the Director of International Relations of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba, Dr. Celia Labora, Ambassador Narciso R. Amador and the official of the Cuban diplomatic mission, Mayra de la Caridad León Pérez.