Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will lead a five-member delegation to Cuba to attend the ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the attack on the Moncado barracks, an important event in the Cuban revolution.
The other members of the delegation are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Douglas Slater, journalist Duggie “Nose” Joseph, Marlon Joseph, and the Unity Labour Party’s East Kingstown custodian, Luke Browne.
On July 26, 1953, Cuba’s eastern province of Santiago de Cuba became the setting for the first revolt of the movement that would topple Fulgencio Batista’s regime less than six years later, the Havana Times says.
A number of heads of state from the region, most notably from the Left-leaning bloc, headed by Venezuela, are expected to attend the ceremonies planned for Cuba’s “National Rebellion Day”, the publication further reported.
The ceremonies are to be held in the former Moncada Barrack headquarters and presided over by President Raul Castro.