Vincy students in Cuba celebrate Independence
Vincentians studying in Cuba were not left out of their country’s 40th Independence anniversary celebrations.
Their celebrations included a visit from Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves who had travelled to Cuba to attend a Conference in solidarity with Cuba and took time to hold a meeting with those students based in the Cuban capital, Havana last Saturday, November 2.
Following that meeting, the students were guests on SVG’s Ambassador in Cuba, Ellsworth John, at an official reception, attended by officials of the Cuban Government, members of the diplomatic corps and Caribbean officials based in Havana.
The reception, held at the residence of the Ambassador was well attended and St Vincent and the Grenadines was highly congratulated on its 40th anniversary and commended both for its principled foreign policy as well as its historic achievement in becoming the smallest country to be elected to a non-permanent seat on the Security Council of the United Nations.
Prime Minister Gonsalves delivered the feature address at the reception while Ambassador John thanked the gathering for joining in the celebrations and the respective countries for their support for his country.