Guyana, August 31st, 2017. The Graduation Ceremony of 38 doctors benefiting from the Scholarship Program offered by Cuba to Guyana was chaired by Chancellor and Second Vice President Carl Barrington Greenidge and dedicated to the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.
The Minister of Social Protection, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, in the official speech, thanked Cuba for its extraordinary contribution in training health professionals for Guyana and the world and emphasized how much it has contributed to raising the standard of living of its people. Meanwhile, Cuban Ambassador Julio César González Marchante said that with this graduation 790 doctors have been graduated from the Cuban Medical School as a result of the scholarship program offered by the Island to Guyana and reiterated the commitment to continue the solidarity cooperation in the Formation of human resources committed to the development of their peoples.
At the ceremony, held at the National Cultural Center of Guyana, the work of Cuban professors, members of the Medical Brigade deployed in the country, was recognized, whose taught the 6th year of the internship of the recent graduates, as well as the gesture of Guyana to host six graduates from other countries (1 Malaysia, 1 Tanzania, 1 Belize, 1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 2 from Saint Kitts and Nevis) to attend this final year of the carrier in the country. Also participating in the activity the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr. George Norton, among other government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the Cuban State Mission and relatives of the graduates.