International Book Fair In Havana, Cuba

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Caribbean will get the opportunity to be exposed to more aspects of Cuban literary culture and other areas of the arts during the 27th edition of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. The event, themed: Leer es crecer (Reading is Growing), began yesterday, Thursday, February 1, and is being held in the Fortress of San Carlos de La …

B’dos’ Ambassador To Cuba Presents Credentials

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Barbados’ Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba, Donna Forde, presented her credentials on Thursday, January 25, to Cuba’s Vice President of the Council of State, Gladys Bejerano Portela, Vice President Bejerano Portela expressed Cuba’s appreciation for the positive and fruitful relations which the two countries have enjoyed since establishing diplomatic relations in December 1972. The Vice President commended the Barbados …

45 Years Of Cuba & Barbados Relations

Joy Springer Top Stories

Barbados has assured Cuba of its support, as that country continues to protest against the economic blockade imposed by the United States. The assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he received Member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba and Head of the Department of International Relations of its Central Committee, Dr. Jose Ramon Belaguer Cabrera, …

Barbadian Students Safe After Irma

Sharon Lynch Top Stories

All of the Barbadian students who are presently residing in Cuba, attending educational institutions in that country have been accounted for and are reported to be safe. This information was relayed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade by Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba today, following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, which had, a few days earlier …

Cuba Can Help Strengthen Region

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The most fitting testament of solidarity between Cuba and the Caribbean would be their active collaboration to strengthen the region’s domestic, regional and global agendas. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, expressed this view while addressing a cocktail reception on Tuesday at the Grande Salle, to mark the 58th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. …

PM Signs Condolence Book At Embassy

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today signed the Book of Condolence at the Cuban Embassy for the Commandant in Chief and Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, who died on Friday, November 25. The Book of Condolence was opened this afternoon, and during the mourning period, until Sunday, December 4, Barbadians may visit the Embassy at #13 Edge …

Prime Minister Stuart Extends Condolences To Cuba

bgis Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has extended condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Cuba following the passing of that country’s former President, Fidel Castro yesterday. The text of the message reads: “The death of the former President of the Republic of Cuba marks the passing of an indomitable figure who changed the course of history in his …

Four Companies For Cuban Trade Fair

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

From Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, four local companies will be heading to Cuba to exhibit their products at the annual Havana International Fair (FIHAV). Sponsored by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), the five-day trade fair is expected to attract companies from across the globe which produce a range of products and services. Participants will aim …

PM’s Statement On 40th Anniversary Of Cubana Airlines Disaster

bgis Top Stories

Statement issued by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on October 6, 2016, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the tragic explosion of Cubana Airlines flight CU 455, consequent to its departure from Barbados. Forty years ago today, on October 6, 1976, Cubana Airlines flight CU 455 succumbed to a proven act of terrorism, with the loss of life of Cuban nationals, …

40th Anniversary Of Cubana Air Crash

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados will join with the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cubana Air disaster of 1976. Together, they will hold a ceremony at the site of the monument constructed in remembrance of the tragedy, at Paynes Bay, St. James, next Thursday, October 6, at 10:00 a.m. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign …