The Ambassador of Cuba was received on a courtesy visit by the Minister of Finance of Barbados, the Honorable Ryan Straughn, M.P. with whom he addressed various aspects of bilateral relations and analyzed economic and financial issues in the region. The Minister thanked the cooperation received by Barbados in confronting the pandemic with the support of Cuban medical personnel and also reviewed various aspects of the historic cooperative relationship between the two countries, which this year arrive at the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations.
A new Cuban Medical Brigade arrived in Barbados following the return of the Henry Reeve Brigade, which for two years carried out emergency work in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Made up of 70 specialists, including intensive care doctors, specialized nurses and laboratory specialists, it will provide services in different medical facilities in the country and will help cover the existing deficit of equivalent professionals in the public health and wellness system of this sister Caribbean country with which Cuba celebrates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year .
Since May 6 the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honorable Deputy Mia Amor Mottley, wrote a letter to President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to express, on behalf of the People and Government of Barbados, the most heartfelt condolences for the unfortunate accident that occurred at the Hotel Saratoga and to offer all the solidarity and help necessary to accompany the Cuban people in this sad and unfortunate moment.