Douglas praises Cuba’s 1952 revolution
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas is hailing the 1952 Cuban Revolution as an important milestone in that Caribbean country’s history.
“As the New Year begins, the world cannot help but marvel at the strides Cuba has made as a developing country: achievement of universal healthcare, provision of free education and a guarantee of basic food rations for everyone, despite the almost half-century old economic, commercial and financial embargo. This is indeed cause for celebration,” said Dr. Douglas in a congratulatory message to Cuba’s President, Raul Castro.
Prime Minister Douglas said Cuba has embraced the cause of the indigent and the disadvantaged and has fought indefatigably for a just world in which people can exercise their right to decide their own path to development.
“On the 52nd Anniversary of its Revolution, the Cuban people will continue to feel a sense of pride for what their country has accomplished and will celebrate with joy and satisfaction a system characterized by its humanism, where the well-being of the people is its preoccupation,” said Dr. Douglas.
He expressed confidence that the bonds of friendship and cooperation will be deepened between the two countries.
“On behalf of my Government and the people of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis who have experienced the generosity, warmth and friendship of the Cuban people firsthand through the Miracle Eye initiative and several other cooperative initiatives of your Government, please accept sincere best wishes for all Cubans and long life, good health and happiness for yourself and big brother, Fidel,” said Prime Minister Douglas. (CMC)