The Ambassador of Cuba in Barbados was received at the Foreign Ministry for a courtesy meeting and update of the exchanges by the new Director of Protocol of Barbados, Mrs. Resa Layne. The meeting made it possible to update elements of collaboration and bilateral exchanges and the celebration of commemorative events in both countries during the coming months. Both officials confirmed the good progress of bilateral relations that this year precisely reach half a century of establishment by the historical leaders of both countries Erroll Barrow and Fidel Castro.
Poet Winston Farrell from Barbados called on the country's poets to celebrate Poetry Day at the recently opened Freedom Park in the Golden Square of Downtown Bridgetown. There, together with the priest Baba John Howell, he acknowledged the presence of the Cuban diplomats and invited the Ambassador to participate reflecting the presence of Cuba and its constant contribution to the Caribbean, despite being constantly harassed by the US blockade.
On the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day, the representatives of the solidarity movements with Cuba, Venezuela, the Caribbean and Africa met with Cuban and Venezuelan diplomats at the Higher Institute of Hospitality and Tourism of Barbados for an act of tribute to that day and of reception to the first woman who arrives in Barbados as Venezuelan Ambassador in the position of Chargé d'Affaires of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mrs. Martha Ortega.
Between Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2022, two meetings were held in Barbados in which the group of members of the ¨Henry Reeve¨ Medical Brigade that provides services to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the sports trainers and Cuban diplomats on mission in this country, after studying the bill distributed for weeks, all had the opportunity to contribute their criteria in the form of additions, modifications, deletions and comments to the bill, which were collected by the table made up of three representatives of the three sectors of the Cuban collaborators in Barbados.
The Local Electoral Commission was established in Barbados for the popular consultation on the new Cuban Family Code, which will be the subject of two meetings of Cuban voters who are presently within an official mission in Barbados, a process that will take place during the first week of the month of March 2022.
For this purpose, the text of the bill has been distributed to all Cuban aid workers in Barbados in the missions of doctors and nurses of the "Henry Reeve" Brigade, and in the sports coaches brigade of Cubadeportes.