Barbados events to celebrate life and legacy of Fidel Castro

Two major public educational events have been planned for this Thursday and Friday to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro.

The first of these events will be a panel discussion on the theme “Reflections on Fidel”, scheduled to be held at the NUPW Auditorium, Dalkeith, St Michael at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The panel will consist of outstanding scholars and activists from Cuba, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Canada and Barbados.

The second event consists of an all-day Colloquium on “The Life and Contribution of Fidel Castro” which will be held at the Quadrangle, Faculty of Humanities, Cave Hill Campus of UWI, commencing at 9 a.m. on Friday.

The Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Chapter of the International Network in Defense of Humanity, the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will be joining forces with the National Union of Public Workers and with the University of the West Indies’ Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work to stage the events.

15 Responses to Barbados events to celebrate life and legacy of Fidel Castro

  1. Peter February 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Ola, ola mi Barbadian comrades, para mi, para ti Carifesta en Espanol. Gracias y adios.

  2. Hal Austin February 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm


    Bomber Wickham taught me Spanish, that is the reason why I still do not know a single word.

  3. seagul February 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    From the start black people had profoundly shaped this country’s politics, its culture, social identity and its very way of life. But like the African Americans the Afro Cubans have been force to struggle for racial equality right through to the present day. When Castro took over he declared famously that socialism would put an end to the racism that was an endemic part of Cuban society.
    Ras Ishi one love…deeper soul.

  4. Jennifer February 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    @Seagul – are you sure black people shaped this country’s politics, culture, and social identity ????? THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU ANSWER

  5. Peter February 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Good question Jennifer. seagull is a very confused individual. Wasn’t it black people that started the human race as we know it? Then came all the other races. Then came the classification….. colour, class, religion, sect, health, wealth, education and the whole lot. Here in Barbados political polarization has destroyed us. In Latin America, Central America nd even in Spanish speaking zones un North America, there is rampant racism among Spanish communities. We cannot control how people think and feel Let’s just be the best we can be to everyone.

  6. Tony Webster February 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Is it reasonable to hope that some brave soul attending the symposium, will ask either, or both of the the panels: “Why is Raul sending home 500,000 public sector workers….if their brand of socialist paradise has really been so successful”?

  7. Alex Alleyne February 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Most of the so-called comrades jumping on the band wagon . When Castro was alive non of the so-called comrade wore his T-shirt or hang a poster of him. THEY ALL HAD THE IMAGE OF CHE’ GUEVARA displayed boldly.

  8. John t February 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    An all day event for a person who enslaved Cuba and has Kato it impoverished for almost 60 years!!!

  9. Allvin Cummins February 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Hal, I also learned Spanish ay school (Cawmere) and can still communicate in that language. I will not guess why you seem not to like the language, but it is beautiful. I went to Cuba some years ago; to the International Book Fair, and enjoyed everything about it, Cuba, and the Cuban people, who I regard as my extended family. Castro was a giant, in spite of the angst of Western Democracies. The world will one day realize what he did for the Cuban people, in rescuing them from the talons of the Eagle and the Bear claws of the opposing forces.

  10. Roger Drake February 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

    We so loved Castro! Would we be happy to trade places with the Cubans? Just asking.

  11. seagul February 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    The mere presence of Africans in this part of the world shaped the culture etc. from the time of the Olmecs until now.
    La Venta…

  12. Hal Austin February 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    It was meant as a joke. I love Spanish.

  13. Tony Webster February 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    @Allvin Cummins: How to learn Spanish, Grenada, c.1960: two well-to-do Venezuelan families, (comprising one lady, four girls, and one boy) landed in our neighborhood, so they might estudiar el ingles over a year at a nearby school. The outcome? Every young lad over the age of ten, became fluent en espanol, in two weeks! Es muy facil; es verdad; y Q.E.D tambien!

  14. Jennifer February 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Name this culture??? is it from Spanish raiders???

  15. Jennifer February 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Cultural, political, and religious ASSIMILATION AND RECLASSIFICATION. Even the nomenclature. Oh, the nationality too.


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