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CARICOM & Cuba Commemorate Aircraft Tragedy

He also commended Barbados for your erection of the monument and thanked the government and the people of Barbados for its continuing remembrance in commemorating the event every year.

President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel plus founder and General Supervisor of La Colmenita, Carlos Alberto Cremata Malberti (partially hidden), lay wreaths in the Cubana Monument, yesterday. Mister. Cremata’s father was among the passengers on Flight 455. (Photo credit: T. Barker/BGIS)’ “Cuba, Guyana, CARICOM did not give in to terrorism, did not fall to terrorism, but increased stronger and built better relationships and advanced human dignity, ” he mentioned. Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and her St . Vincent counterpart, Ralph Gonsalves, lay wreaths in the Cubana Monument in Paynes Bay, St James, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Cubana de Aviacíon Flight 455 crash on October 6, 1976. (Photo credit: Capital t. Barker/BGIS) President associated with Guyana, Dr . Irfaan Ali, said the 73 victims including 11 Guyanese who perished as a result of the “dastardly act” would forever be remembered and they would keep a special place in the hearts of the region for “having innocently paid the great sacrifice” that has led to solidarity between CARICOM and Cuba.   In addition to the wreaths laid, a moment of silence was acknowledged for that 73 persons on board the Cuban flight from Barbados to Jamaica who dropped their lives when the airplane crashed on October 6, 1976. The wreath laying ceremony has been part of the activities of the Eighth CARICOM-Cuba Summit which commemorated 50 years of diplomatic relations between CARICOM and Cuba relations, which were established on December 8, 1972, simply by four CARICOM Member States, namely Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.   Writer: Sheena Forde-Craigg/BGIS Cuban Chief executive Díaz-Canel expressed appreciation to CARICOM for acknowledging the event of October 6, 1976, as an act of terrorism and called for the ongoing denouncement of the “unspeakable crime” at the United Nations and its Protection Council. “May the memory of those who have fallen inspire us usually to preach the virtues of love, justice plus solidarity, and may their memory space always inspire us to preserve this Caribbean as a area of peace, ” she emphasised. Source: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/caricom-cuba-commemorate-aircraft-tragedy/ The tragic terrorist bombing of  Cubana de Aviacíon   flight 455 upon October 6, 1976, has been yesterday commemorated by associates of CARICOM and federal government personnel from the Republic associated with Cuba at the Cubana Monument, Paynes Bay, St James. During a wreath laying ceremony on Tuesday, December 6, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley; President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel; and associates from CARICOM who established diplomatic ties with Cuba on December 8, 1972, paid tribute to the memory space of those who lost their own lives in the crash; plus pledged their commitment to the continuation of cooperation and strengthening of ties amongst each other. Perfect Minister Mottley in the girl tribute expressed the wish that the Cubana monument that was unveiled in 1998 would always stand to symbolise the concept of the pursuit of liberty.   Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Trade, Paula Gopee-Scoon, who delivered remarks on behalf of the Prime Minister associated with Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, noted that the occasion was a “defining moment” that spurred the strengthening of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Caribbean region, which has blossomed and grown over the years. Ms. Mottley stressed that the people of the Caribbean are more powerful together and it is necessary for the people of the region now nowadays, to unite as they look for to provide, protect and develop their people’s future.

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