The National Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines held a special session on Thursday, December 8, at its headquarters, dedicated to Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz.
Parliamentary Representative and Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, gave a brilliant presentation on the life and work of Fidel, his struggle for the true independence of Cuba, his vision for the future, his human and political ties with Latin America and the Caribbean, his internationalism, his early warnings about the environment and his enormous contribution to the theory and practice of social transformations.
Ralph Gonsalves said that Fidel worked until the last moment and that "death did not surprise him thinking about death."
Throughout the extensive and beautiful interventions, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Planning, Sir Louis Straker, Saboto Caesar and Camilo Gonsalves, also representatives of their respective constituencies, emphasized the depth and scope of the ties that unite Cuba and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, they recalled Operation Miracle, energy saving programs, the hundreds of Vincentians who have graduated in Cuba and the Argyle Airport, which they said, would never have been built had it not been for Fidel Castro.
The speakers noted the importance of Fidel's legacy, condemned the US blockade. They also demanded the return of the territory, illegally occupied by the Guantanamo Base to Cuba. At the end of his speech, the Minister and MP Camillo Gonsalves said excitedly: "If someday someone asks us how we want our children to be, let's say without hesitation, to be like Fidel!! The session was lifted with shouts of long live Cuba and long live Fidel!