Guyana, August 31, 2016. The Cuban diplomatic mission in Georgetown hosted the farewell ceremony of 8 Guyanese who will study medicine and health technology in Cuba as a result of a scholarship program which, after decades of application, it has already graduated 758 doctors.
In the activity, the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Services of the Ministry of the Presidency, Reginald Brotherson, acknowledged the valuable and unique contribution of the island in the training of human resources in Guyana, especially in the area of human medicine, which it has contributed to the improvement of expectations and living standards of all Guyanese. The senior official stressed the decisive influence of the Cuban historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz in the abovementioned program.
The Cuban Ambassador Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, gave the students selected the required documentation and urged them to give themselves all the best to reach graduation and serve his people and others in the world, inspired by the celebration this year 2016 of the 50th Anniversary of the Guyanese Independence from colonialism and the 90th birthday of Fidel. The diplomat recalled the fraternal and historic relations among Cuba and Guyana and ratified the commitment to continue supporting the formation of human capital in this nation.