Augmenting diplomatic level support for Cuba from CARICOM and further afield recent Caribbean wide discussions and practical activity have begun to coalesce into an, at this stage, embryonic Caribbean-wide Network for Solidarity Cuba [CSNC] to co-ordinate efforts and galvanise further the already strong cultural and other ties between Cuba and her neighbours.
The Jamaica-Cuba Solidarity movement in early August sent a supply of fourteen boxes of medical supplies including syringes, needles and mask among other things which cannot otherwide get to Cuba because of the American blockade against that country.
Every year since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution demanding the end of the embargo. Most recently, the UK and 183 other countries voted for the resolution in June, with only the US and Israel voting against it.
Some 8.7 million syringes and medical and hospital supplies will soon reach Cuba thanks to the solidarity of nationals abroad and organizations supporting the island, Cuban media reported Monday.
"Colonialism is what keeps Puerto Rico impoverished, with an undemocratic system that has allowed a fiscal control board to be imposed on it with powers that punish our people, and annexation is enlarged colonialism," said Juan Dalmau Ramírez, Secretary General of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP).
Global chorus calling for end to US instigated blockade includes many Caribbean voices.
Union to Write Labour Commissioner over alleged illegal actions by management