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Saint Lucia commemorates Cuba – CARICOM Day with a grand Political and Cultural Gala and a Photographic Exposition.
Monday, December 09, 2013

SAINT LUCIA, December 6th, 2013: The Embassy of Cuba in Saint Lucia was the venue of the Commemoration of Cuba – CARICOM Day, established on December 8th, 2002 during the holding of the First Cuba – CARICOM Summit in Havana, in recognition of the decision taken on December 8th, 1972 by Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, which had then become independent countries, to establish Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, a decision which at that point in time defied the policy of isolation imposed by the U.S. on Cuba. The activity held in the gardens and the Reception Room of the Cuban Embassy, counted on the presence of the Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J. Pierre, the Ambassador for ALBA and Petrocaribe, Eustace Vitalis, the Official in charge of International Relations at the O.E.C.S, Anthony Severin, Former Minister of Commerce, Tessa Mangal, among other personalities, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, friends of Cuba, a member of the Press, Cuban Collaborators and Cuban Residents, among others. The Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J. Pierre, was in charge, on behalf of the Government of saying a few words to honor the date, during which he emphasized the solid history of friendship and cooperation between Cuba and the countries of CARICOM at the same time that he recognized the role taken by Cuba in the region, with their collaboration in solidarity, despite the cruel Blockade that has been imposed on that country, praising the example of resistance given by the Cuban people. The Cuban Ambassador on the island, H.E. Lydia González Navarro, for her part, thanked the persons present for such a fitting tribute to the date, at the same time that she introduced the Photographic Exposition, inaugurated for the occasion, a work which highlighted its symbolism, was also an example of solidarity, from the choice of photographs, the printing and how they were assembled. 

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Ministry of Health of Saint Lucia commemorates the Day of Latin American Medicine, highlighting Surgery number 10,000 of the Operación Milagro Program
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Castries, December 4th, 2013: During a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Health of Saint Lucia and which took place at the Venezuelan Cooperation Institute, an occasion that was suitable to pay tribute to the group of Cuban Specialists in the area of Health that are here, under different programs, working in this Caribbean island, first and foremost to bring health and wellness to the Saint Lucian people. At the same time, surgery number 10,000 was celebrated as part of the Operación Milagro Program, on the patient Jane Desir. The beginnings of the program date back to the summer of 2005, from that point in time and up to the opening of the Ophthalmological Center on the island, an important group of Saint Lucians was given medical attention in Cuba. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Cointhia Thomas had the main speech of the activity; expressing the gratitude of the Saint Lucian Government for the collaboration offered by Cuba throughout the years and in different ways. The Cuban Ambassador, for her part, showed her appreciation for the local initiative, at the same time that she emphasized the relevant role of the Cuban Scientist Carlos J. Finlay, the one who started Cuba’s significant support in Latin American and international medicine, multiplied and diversified after the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, that has written a story with a history of more than 50 years. At the activity were members of the Cuban Collaboration in the field of Health, the Executive Director of Victoria Hospital, Executives and Officials of the Ministry of Health, initiators of the Operación Milagro Program, the President of the Saint Lucia – Cuba Friendship Association and the Television Station with the most viewers in the country, HTS, among others. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Santa Lucia)


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Embassy of Cuba in Saint Lucia holds farewell activity for the young Scholarship recipients in Medicine
Friday, August 30, 2013

 Castries, August 27th, 2013: With the presence of the Official responsible for Human Resources at the local Ministry of Education, Anselma Calderon, representing the Minister, Members of the Executive of the Saint Lucia – Cuba Friendship Association, the President of the Labor Party, Leo Clarke, the farewell activity was held at the Office of the Embassy of Cuba on the island for the four young people, deserving of the Scholarships in Medicine.

 The Saint Lucian official gave the opening words, who on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia showed appreciation for the effort and commitment of the Government and people of Cuba, who in a sustained manner have offered an important contribution to the education and training of young people in their island, in the most diverse areas, making a recount from the start of the cooperation in this field.  At the same time, she highlighted the response offered by Cuba before their needs in the area of Health, in particular with the training of almost two hundred Licensed Nurses.

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Minister for External Affairs of Saint Lucia receives the Cuban Ambassador SAINT LUCIA, August 29th, 2013: The Minister for External Affairs of Saint
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SAINT LUCIA, August 29th, 2013: The Minister for External Affairs of Saint Lucia, Hon. Alva Baptiste, received the Cuban Ambassador on the island, Lydia Gonzalez Navarro at his Office of the Ministry of External Affairs.

 During the meeting, they discussed different diverse issues related to the good way forward in the bilateral relations between both countries.  The parties exchanged on the CARICOM – Cuba Ministerial Meeting to be held next week in Grenada, as well as on the calendar of events and meetings being organized for CELAC, among them the Meeting of CELAC Ministers  of  External Affairs scheduled for the month of September.


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Cuban Health Collaborators arrive in Saint Lucia
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Castries, June 11th, 2013: A new group of Cuban Health Collaborators arrived in the Saint Lucian Capital in order to commence their cooperation agreement signed last month, May, between the Ministries of Health of Cuba and Saint Lucia on this issue.
The group of Cuban professionals which is comprised of Doctors and Licensed professionals in different specialties diversifies the collaboration in the field of Health, sustained for more than a decade by Cuban Doctors and Nurses on the small island of the Eastern Caribbean and is coming to cover the areas with the greatest deficit of attention in the local Health Service.
Saint Lucia and Cuba enjoy solid ties of friendship, reaffirmed during the recent Official Visit made by the Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony to Cuba in response to the invitation made by the President of Cuba, General of the Army, Comrade Raúl Castro Ruz.
(Cubaminrex – Embacuba Santa Lucía)

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President Raul Castro Holds Official Conversations with Saint Lucia´s Prime Minister
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CUBA, May 28th, 2013.- Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, held this afternoon, May 27th, official conversations with Honorable Doctor Kenny Davis Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, who´s in an official visit to our country.
During the fraternal meeting, both leaders reviewed the situation of the bilateral relations and the ties for cooperation. The ocassion also served to exchange on issues of common interest of the regional and international agenda.
The conversations were attended also by Honorable Moises Ju Baptiste, Minister of Agriculture, Food Production, Fishery and Rural Development; Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and Marcelino Medina González, Foreign Minister a.i. (Cubaminrex)

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Prime Minister makes Official Visit to Cuba
Monday, May 27, 2013

Saint Lucia, May 27th, 2013. The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Honorable Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is making an Official Visit to Cuba in response to the invitation made by the President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, General Raúl Castro Ruz.
The visit which will stretch over the course of one week will encompass a broad program in which existing projects and agreements on the bilateral front will be revised, as well as the perspectives resulting from the existing relations of friendship and cooperation between both countries.
On the visit, the Prime Minister is being accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Fisheries, Honorable Moses Jn. Baptiste, as well as other officials of the Office of the Prime Minister.
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Ministries of Health of Saint Lucia and Cuba sign new Bilateral Agreement on Health Care
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Castries, May 16th, 2013: During an oficial ceremony held at the Office of the Ministry of Health of Saint Lucia, the new Bilateral Agreement was signed on this day, which governs the medical collaboration on the island.
For the Saint Lucian part, the text was signed by the Minsster of Health, Wellness and Gender Relations, Alvina Reynolds, while the Cuban Ambassador on the island, Lydia Gonzalez represented the Ministry of Health of Cuba.
The Minister dedicated her heart felt speech to recognizing the sustained collaboration offered by Cuba through the years, in diverse areas and very especially in the field of health care, making mention among several items, the Operación Milagros Program and the training of professionals, among others, reiterating her appreciation to the Government and people of Cuba for the cooperation given.
The Cuban collaboration in Health Care on the island has been going on now for over a decade, a period in which the ways have been diversified with the inclusion of the Operación Milagro Program, , the opening of the Ophthalmological Center, among others, which were added to the training of professionals since the beginning of the 1980s.
(Cubaminrex-Embacuba Santa Lucia)

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Saint Lucia confirms their solidarity with Cuba during Opening Session of the Budget Debate in Parliament
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SAINT LUCIA, April 23rd, 2013: The Governor General of Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy emphasized the Government’s decision to express their solidarity with Cuba, during her Throne Speech given today because of the Opening Ceremony of the third session of the tenth legislature.
The Opening Speech is the occasion waited for, in which the way forward is indicated for the Government to follow during the upcoming year, a context in which political alliances around the world were outlined, recognizing Cuba among their traditional friends, whom they also thanked for the sustained and selfless support given to the island over the years.
Their full incorporation into ALBA was another one of the announcements made, after underlining their decided support for regional integration through CELAC.
With the presence of the representatives of Parliament and the Senate, the debate was opened which should conclude next month May with the approval of the Budget for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014. The Diplomatic Corps accredited in Saint Lucia was invited for the occasion.
(Cubaminrex – Embacuba Santa Lucía)

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Minister of Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security of Saint Lucia receives the Cuban Ambassador
Friday, April 12, 2013


Castries, April 10th, 2013: Senator and Minister of Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security, Hon. Victor Phillip La Corbiniere received the Cuban Ambassador, Lydia Gonzalez Navarro today at his Office within the Ministry. During the meeting, held in an atmosphere of cordiality and respect that characterizes the bilateral relations between both countries. They discussed actions undertaken on the island to control criminality, at the same time that the Cuban Ambassador gave information on the advancement of the updating process of the Cuban Economic Model despite the challenges associated with the impact of the unjust United States Blockade and the global Economic Crisis as well as the present state of the Case of the Five Cuban Anti-terrorist fighters unjustly incarcerated in the United States.
(Cubaminrex-Embacuba Santa Lucía)

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