Justice for Cubana
TODAY on the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Cubana plane crash off Barbados, in which 73 people perished, the Cuban government is again calling for justice.
The plea came yesterday, one day before the wreath laying to the victims at the monument at Paynes Bay in St James this morning at nine.
Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados Lissette Pérez Pérez made the justice call after accepting a montage of the tragic incident from Nation Publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens during a visit to the newspaper’s offices at Fontabelle in St Michael.
Venezuela’s Ambassador to Barbados José Gómez Febres, who was also at yesterday’s presentation, said his country would provide a lawyer to facilitate the course of justice.
Above, from left: Venezuelan Ambassador José Gómez Febres; Cuban Ambassador to Barbados Lissette Pérez Pérez; Wilfredo Pérez Junior, son of the pilot who went down with the Cubana airliner; and NATION Publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens Nation Publisher reflecting on the montage of the 1976 plane crash. (JS)
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