Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, greets Cuba’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, at the start of their working meeting yesterday. (B.Hinds/BGIS)
Barbados is seeking to expand its bilateral cooperation with Cuba in health, education, the blue economy and disaster mitigation.
The Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Barbara Calcedo Cuba and her delegation, held a working meeting with the Honorable Minister of Environment and National Beautification of Barbados, the Honorable Member of Parliament Trevor Prescod, in which they reviewed the interests of bilateral relations and discussed the upcoming visit of the Minister to Cuba to participate in an international event and hold bilateral talks.
The Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center of the University of the West Indies, Ambassador Gillian Bristol, made a visit to the Cuban Embassy in Barbados accompanied by the Director of the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination of the university, the artist Harclyde Walcott, with the objective of exploring with the Ambassador the possibilities of cooperation in the teaching of the arts by Cuban artists and professors at the Errol Barrow Center, an emblematic institution of the Campus of the multinational University in Cave Hill, Barbados, which bears the name of the foun
Yesterday, May Day, the National Workers Union of Barbados summoned all the citizens of that country to celebrate that day of the workers, which has been held in Barbados for 70 years, in the Palace of Trade Unions: Solidarity House, its headquarters , organizing a day for the family. The Embassy of Cuba was represented by a kiosk assembled by diplomatic personnel and Cuban sports coaches. The representatives of the Association of Cuban Residents ¨Martires de Barbados¨ also actively participated.
With the participation of the Director of International Relations of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, Celia Labora, the Caribbean Network of Chambers of Commerce was established last week in Barbados. Executive Directors of sixteen (16) Chambers of Commerce across the Caribbean region gathered at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa in Barbados on April 1 and 2, 2019, for the Official Launch and First Meeting of the Network of Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM). During the two day meeting, history was created with the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the Network.