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BARBADIAN STUDENTS in Cuba, attending educational institutions there, have been accounted for and are reported safe.
This information was relayed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade by Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba yesterday, following passage of Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma, which a few days earlier wreaked havoc in the northern Leeward Islands, affected the northern coast of Cuba, Friday night and earlier yesterday. This led to concern for the students by relatives and friends in Barbados.
The official gave the assurance that the Ministry will continue to monitor the situation and that the two diplomats assigned to Barbados’ Embassy in Havana remained in contact with the 19 Barbadian students on scholarship in Cuba at universities in Havana, Las Tunas, Santiago de Cuba, Sancti Spirtus and Guantanamo, and with the Cuban Ministry of Cooperation. (BGIS)