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.
“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
Despite Washington’s decision not to deploy Marines to Haiti after the July assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise, the devastation of last Saturday’s 7.2 earthquake has provided U.S. leaders the cloak of humanitarian aid for doing just that.
Despite reports of an overwhelming response in the first week from students to get vaccinated, Rowley said he was disappointed with the high vaccine hesitancy rate among parents to get their children vaccinated. He said this kind of attitude affects the pace of return to face-to-face learning.
The union in a release stated that the government has refused to or failed to listen to workers with respect to their human and constitutional rights and freedoms. In light of this, the PSU has notified the Governor-General of the intention of the withdrawal of service, in keeping with the provision of such action as outlined in the Essential Services Act.
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