Barbadian media highlight the greeting occasion CARICOM-Cuba Day by the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as chairman of CARICOM.

 Barbadians newspapers highlighted the greeting stretching from Georgetown Prime Minister of his country, Freundel Stuart, in his capacity as President Pro Tempore of CARICOM to celebrate on December 8 as the day that marks the links between the Caribbean Community and Cuba, since bilaterally it established in 2002 in Havana the First Summit of Heads of State and Government.

Eminent panelists extol CARICOM-Cuba relations

In the panel discussion that was the focus of the activity organized by the Embassy of Cuba in Barbados to pay tribute to the 43 Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Barbados as well as the historical ties between Cuba and CARICOM, eminent guest speakers, Sir Shridath Ramphal, Dr. Tennyson Joseph and Ambassador Robert Morris, focused these fruitful relationships from different angles. Preceded by speeches of the Barbadian Foreign Minister, Hon.

Chancellor McClean chairs activities by the CARICOM-Cuba`s Day and the 43 Anniversary of the Barbados-Cuba relations.

The Hon. Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, opened the celebration activities of both dates with Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernandez, which consisted of a panel discussion that addressed the historical and current context from many angles, followed by a cocktail party attended by Barbadian government officials, representatives of the business sector and civil society organizations, community of Cuban residents, members of the diplomatic corps and UN agencies and CARICOM resident in Barbados.

Cuban Ambassador payed a courtesy call to CARICOM´s Representative

Ambassador Gail Mathurin, Director General Office of Trade Negotiations of CARICOM, resident in Barbados, gave an interview courtesy the Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernandez, serving to exchange on the good state of bilateral relations of the island with the Community. They reviewed the existing Agreement on Trade and Cooperation, which was updated in recent months allowing free access to the Cuban market of 297 products, from the request of member countries of the block.

Solidarity with Palestine in Barbados.

On the 68th Anniversary of the partition of Palestine by the United Nations, the "Caribbean against Apartheid in Palestine" [CAAP] group held a public meeting and showed a film at the Venezuelan Cultural Institute in Hastings, Barbados. In this activity, chaired by Peter Ashan, President of the CAAP, activists urged Barbados to follow the example of most member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and recognize the State of Palestine. Among the attendees were the ambassadors of Cuba and Venezuela accredited in the country.

Cuban scientist in Wellington presents advances on the research to achieve a new vaccine

Simposium

Wellington 20 November- In the framework of the 2015 Student and Postdoc Symposium organized by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology of the University of Victoria, Majela Gonzalez Miro, young scientist of the Finlay Institute, who is part of a collaborative project between this Cuban entity and the Polybatics Company presented on the progress of her investigation. The prestigious Massey University, located in the city of Palmerston North, New Zealand, serves as headquarters for this project.

Friends of Cuba in Wellington reiterate their condemnation of the blockade

friendship NZ

Wellington, 17 November - Gathered to welcome the Ambassador of Cuba, the friendship society with the largest of the Antilles in Wellington, reiterated its condemnation of the blockade and reaffirmed the willingness of this group to maintain its contribution to the international fight for its total elimination. Pat Bolster and Gillian Magee, Chairman and Secretary of the organization respectively, confirmed that this fight will remain at the center of its solidarity work.

A week of academic exchanges between the University of Havana and the University of West Indies (UWI).

Port of Spain, 9 November, 2015.- From 2nd to 7th of November, hosted by the Office of the Principal of the University of the West Indies and the Institute of International Relations at the university, a group of Cuban professors and researchers visited Trinidad and Tobago academic exchanges related to Cuba. The delegation was headed by Antonio Romero, president of the Chair of "Norman Girvan" Caribbean Studies at the University of Havana.

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