Friday, December 08, 2006

CARICOM pushes for Cuba to be a part of regional councils

Radio Jamaica

Fri Dec 8, 2006

Friday is being celebrated as CARICOM/Cuba day throughout the region to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and countries in the region.

In his message to CARICOM, Chairman Dr. Denzil Douglas, said the region would continue to push for Cuba’s reintegration into the councils of the hemisphere.

He said Cuba was geographically a part of the hemisphere and deserved CARICOM’s help in being re-admitted into hemispheric councils.

To mark CARICOM/Cuba day, Caribbean and Cuban officials meeting in Barbados placed wreaths at a monument dedicated to the memory of 73 people in a Cubana Airlines crash off Barbados’ west coast in 1976.

In 1972 in a bold act of diplomacy four independent CARICOM countries Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba.

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