Doha, December 2, 2016.- Cuban medical team organized its Six Annual Journey on Friday the 2nd of December, 2016, at the Cuban Hospital, in Dukhan. At its opening ceremony, tribute was rendered to late Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz by observing a minute of silence. The scientific event was chaired by Cuban Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Eumelio Caballero Rodríguez who delivered the opening remarks, Dr. Ernesto López Cruz, Representative of Cuban Medical Services in Qatar, and Dr. Diana Maite Fernández, Deputy Director a.i. of the Hospital.
In a solemn and intimate ceremony, Cuban President Raul Castro deposited the cedar urn with the ashes of the Commander in Chief in a coffin of high historical symbolism: a stone about 4 meters high from the Sierra Maestra, where the A historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, fought the guerrilla struggle that led to the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959. There they will rest for ever, alongside those of the National Hero José Martí, Father de la Patria, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, and Mariana Grajales, the legendary mother of the Maceo´s heroic legion.
Thus Fidel was dismissed on December 4 in Barbados, before arriving to his sacred site in St. Iphigenia, in Santiago de Cuba. The solidarity movement´s friends made him, like his brother in the struggle Chavez, the two undefeated Commanders, not to go, as "he was attending for a while to the Mass." In the Baptist Spiritual Apostolic Church, in Ealing Grove, Christ Church, Bridgetown, a second Book of Condolences was also signed.
Summoned by the Pan-African Movement, the Mass was held at the Christ Church Baptist Church, hosted by Reverend Doyre Onkphra Welch, President of the Panafricanist Coalition of Barbados, presided over by Bishop Malcolm Babb. Social segments express their messages in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and its historic leader. The Cuban Ambassador, accompanied by all the members of the Cuban State Mission, thanked for the special show of solidarity, highlighted several important aspects of the Commander-in-Chief's legacy.
In the afternoon of December 4, an act of remembrance and tribute to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz was held at the Cuban Embassy in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in which participated the Cuban residents, a representation of Cuban collaborators in health care, the Ambassador of Venezuela, H.E Yuri Pimentel and the officials of that diplomatic mission, as well as the H.E Dexter Rose, former Ambassador of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in Cuba.