Cuba is not a threat to Barbados’ tourism, and I agree with Senator Maxine McClean that we should be embracing the opportunities that can be developed.
Cuba and Barbados have shared their citizens in education and culture for many years. I am proud to be a Barbadian citizen of Cuban roots. Our cultures include so many similarities — both island were colonised by the Europeans, our music is based on the same roots, our respect for family and neighbours, our people are strong, proud, productive and engaging.
I say that we must continue to embrace and uplift the people of the Caribbean as a whole. Remember that the enslavers used the rule of dividing to conquer. Let us unite to become stronger!
Happy Independence Barbados!
— Dagne Leacock