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Minister for Justice, Home Affairs and National Security of Saint Lucia receives the Cuban Ambassador
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CASTRIES, February 25th, 2014: Senator and Minister for Justice, Home Affairs and National Security, Hon. Victor Phillip La Corbiniere, received today the Cuban Ambassador in Saint Lucia Lydia González Navarro, at his office in the Ministry. During the meeting, in which the Deputy Permanent Secretary of that Ministry, Valerie Leon participated, the exchange continued on the perspectives for cooperation between the Ministry that he leads and its counterpart in Cuba. The Meeting held in an atmostphere of cordiality and respect, which characterizes the bilateral relations between both countries, was fitting to also revise other topics of common interest. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Santa Lucía)


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Cuban Collaboration in Saint Lucia carries out work assessment completed during the completed year 2013
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Castries, February 10th, 2014: The Collaboration Brigades present in Saint Lucia ( in their three forms Medical Brigade, Sports and Engineers) gathered at the “Big House” this past Saturday February 8th to hold an Assessment of the Work completed during the year 2013, revising the objectives outlined, the achievements reached and the challenges for the next period. The meeting which counted on the presence of all the Cuban Collaborators on the island and the officials of the Embassy of Cuba gave specific details in their analysis of the weaknesses, achievements and projections. A run-through of everything done within a year of intense work was made, remembering the relevant facts that happened with the participation of our collaborators. The activity, suitable for reflection and renewed commitment, reiterated as the greatest aspiration, to keep the name of our homeland on top. (Cubaminrex- Embacuba Santa Lucia)


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Cuban Ambassador in Saint Lucia participates in the Annual Awards Ceremony for Excellence in Education
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Castries, January 21st, 2014: The Cuban Ambassador in Saint Lucia, Lydia González Navarro, participated in the Annual Awards Ceremony for Excellence in Education, as part of the activities developed for Nobel Laureates' Day, held under the auspices of the Governor General on the island, H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy. The Awards Ceremony for Excellence in Education has become a special stimulus for young people, Teachers and schools with the best results as much in the field of Teaching and Learning as in Research and Investigation. The session, to which the Diplomatic Corps accredited on the island was invited, counted on the presence of the Governor General on the island, the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Robert Lewis, members of the Parliament and Cabinet, Government officials, representatives from the country's schools, among others. Saint Lucia celebrates for another year the honor of having two Nobel Prize winners, Sir William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991), outstanding Economist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979 and Hon. Derek Alton Walcott awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, who honored those to whom homage was paid with his presence. (Cubaminrex - Embacuba Santa Lucia)


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Minister of Health receives Cuban Ambassador in Saint Lucia
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Castries, 21st January, 2014: The Minister of Health, Wellness and Gender Relations of Saint Lucia, Hon. Alvina Reynolds received the Cuban Ambassador on the island, Lydia González Navarro at the Office of that Ministry. At the meeting, during which the way forward for collaboration in the sphere of health was revised, the Minister dedicated words of appreciation to Cuba for the sustained collaboration in a sphere so important and sensitive, at the same time that she spoke of the high satisfaction of the local counterpart with the work of the Cuban Specialists inserted in different services, who she recognized for their dedication and professionalism. Other matters of bilateral interest, among them, Cuban pharmacological products for the treatment of "diabetic foot" were reviewed at the meeting. The Minister emphasized the effective cooperation of the Cuban specialists. The Cuban Diplomat took advantage of the occasion to reiterate Cuba's willingness to continue developing the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation existing between the two countries. (Cubaminrex- Embacuba Santa Lucia)


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The 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution is commemorated in Saint Lucia
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SAINT LUCIA, January 17th, 2014: With an emotional Political and Cultural Ceremony, the 55th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution was celebrated in Saint Lucia. The activity counted on the speeches from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, who dedicated touching words to outlining the role undertaken by Cuba, the Cuban Revolution and in particular its historic Leader, Fidel Castro, in the fight in favor of the release of the African Motherland, as well as the battle in favor of the integration of the peoples, in particular of Latin America and the Caribbean, that in the next few days will be holding, right in Havana, the Second and historic CELAC Summit. He ended his speech highlighting that Cuba is an example of solidarity and sincere and selfless friendship. The President of the Friendship Association, Rawle Harvey also gave a speech, who congratulated the arrival of a new Anniversary, ratifying his decision to continue supporting, in different tasks, the country who has given the world a lesson on humanity. For her part, the Cuban Ambassador on the island, Lydia González Navarro, reiterated our country’s appreciation for the firm support received from her sister Caribbean island in the fight against the Blockade and the battle in favor of the release of the Five, emphasizing the importance of the friendly ties between both peoples, at the same time that she highlighted the accomplishments reached at the end of 2013, resulting from the firmness of the commitment of her Government and people, who have made it possible to resist isolation attempts and a cruel Blockade, among others

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President of the Saint Lucian Senate receives the Cuban Ambassador
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CASTRIES, January 14th, 2014: The President of the Senate of Saint Lucia, Hon. Claudius Francis, received the Cuban Ambassador on the island, Lydia González Navarro at the Parliament Offices, as part of the systematic exchange established with both chambers of legislative structure. The Cuban diplomat took advantage of the occasion to offer updated information on the effects of the Blockade and the international campaign in favor of the release of the Five Heroes, political prisoners in the United States, after reviewing topics of common interest. (Cubaminrex - Embacuba Santa Lucía)


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Solidarity Statement by the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on the 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution
Friday, January 10, 2014

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has all the reasons to congratulate the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and the Government and People of that sister Caribbean country on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Fifty-five years is no short period of time and for the Cuban people -- led by the PCC -- to have survived all efforts to reverse its progress, is no easy feat. For five-and-a-half decades the PCC, led by Fidel Castro and now by Raul Castro, has provided the level of sterling leadership that has allowed for the Cuban state to be able to provide for its people in health, education and other human needs, while consistently offering limitless solidarity to people’s causes abroad.

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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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