On December 6, 2021 Cuban Ambassador Sergio Jorge Pastrana, took part in the weekly section of the daily Journal Mornin' Barbados at CBC-8 TV dedicated to CARICOM in order to showcase the celebration of CARICOM-Cuba Day next December 8 in commemoration of the start of the 50th year of diplomatic relations of Cuba with the four first independent countries of the English speaking Caribbean: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad, led respectively by Fidel Castro, Erroll Barrow, Forbes Burnham, Michael Manley and Eric Wiliams.
According to what was published on his Twitter channel, in the afternoon of Friday, February 5, 2021, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honorable Mía Amor Mottley, held a telephone conversation where they agreed to increase economic, commercial and cooperation ties and relations between both countries. This conversation consolidates the close relations of friendship and cooperation of many years between Barbados and Cuba.
On the morning of February 1, at the end of their quarantine period and after knowing the result of the second negative RT-PCR test, the contingent of fifteen Cuban doctors and laboratory specialists who had been requested from the Government of Cuba by the Government of Barbados, visited the Monument to the Victims of Crime of Barbados to make a commitment to his internationalist work in this sister island nation of the Caribbean.
On behalf of the medics, Dr. Alberto Rodríguez Gallardo, specialist in anesthesiology, read the following text: