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Cuban sports coaches returned to Barbados
Friday, June 10, 2016

The National Sports Council (CND) of Barbados approved the extension of existing cooperation agreement with the Cuban company Cubadeportes S.A., which made it possible for a first group of Cuban coaches returned to the country to assist in various sports disciplines. Sports trainers Angel Manuel Marín (Field Hockey), Mijail Santos (Cycling), Felipe Álvarez (Boxing) and Julio Alberto Madrazo (Volleyball), were met at the airport by Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernandez, accompanied by Mona Alleyne and Marcia Trotman, NSC´s representatives. Other four Cuban technicians are expected to arrive soon to Barbados to train on Swimming, Table Tennis and Athletics.

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The ACCP aims to have Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic among its members
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernández, received Ms. Marcia Manning, Secretariat Manager of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP), to discuss cooperation initiatives, possible attendance to the main events of the Association in the immediate future and in a second phase assess the eventual Cuban membership. According the senior official explained, it was a decision made by the recently concluded Annual Conference of the Association in order to work for the incorporation of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, key to complete the integration and build more and better structured cohesion to face the common challenges of the Caribbean region against organized crime.

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ACS leaders broadcast message of condolence for Muhammad Ali`s death.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

The greatness of the most famous fighter in the world and the revolutionary ideas that defended throughout his life, even at the cost of their freedom, against war and racial discrimination, was once again recognized before world public opinion through a heartfelt message of condolence issued by his death on June 5 by the heads of state and government gathered in Havana at the close of the seventh Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). The great Ali was an icon also in Cuba, an island that visited several times because of his deep friendship with the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and Teofilo Stevenson, the boxer heavyweight, unique tri-Olympic champion and world cup amateur boxing.

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Chancellor Maxine McClean chaired the Barbados delegation to the VII ACS Summit in Cuba.
Friday, June 3, 2016

The Honorable Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, led the delegation of her country to the Seventh Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), which was also composed of the Permanent Secretary, Cecile Humphrey, the Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris, and the officer Unit Caribbean - CARICOM, Corey Archer, who in turn had an active participation in the discussion of the documents during the Senior Officials Meeting, held on June 2nd. The official Barbadian delegation was welcome at the Grantley Adams International Airport by Cuban Ambassador Francisco Fernández. Upon his return, the Chancellor McClean reaffirmed its satisfaction for the excellent organization of the Summit and the quality of the debates, which she had expressed in her speech at the plenary session of the Summit.

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Cuba held the Seventh Summit of the ACS and chairs the Council of Ministers
Thursday, June 2, 2016

With the assistance of 22 heads of state and government and the presence of 21 invited countries, 9 associates and 9 regional and international organizations, it was held in Havana the Seventh Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) on June 4 2016. The Summit was preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting on June 2nd and the Chancellors Meeting on June 3rd, who worked in the main documents approved by the Caribbean leaders, in particular the Final Declaration which reflects the priorities of the region and the biennial Plan of Action with several measures which will strengthen the reactivation process of the Association. The unanimous support was relevant to the demands of Cuba for the unconditional lifting of the US blockade and the return of the territory illegally occupied by the US Guantanamo Naval Base as well as the special statement in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela.


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