Sir Hilary: Cubans are quintessential Caribbean

THE Cuban people are arguably the most prepared Caribbean peoples for this 21st century, to face global challenging issues due to the revolution that Cuba has experienced under the leadership of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro according to University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles.

Speaking at the Vice Chancellor Forum Monday at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica Sir Hilary said, notwithstanding how the governance model or how the restructuring of governance will take place in the next five to ten years he said, Cubans “through their consciousness and their human resource development are prepared for this 21st century.” He continued, “when we conduct that analysis I think we will find that looking into the future of small island developing states preparing for this global moment in human history, we will find that the Cuban people are arguably the most prepared Caribbean peoples for this 21st century.” There was no doubt that developments in medicine, education and other fields that took place in Cuba while facing an economic embargo, he said, was a time cruncher, a revolution. Read more

Source: News Day (Trinidad &Tobago)