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Day of rest for Cuban envoy


Yvette Best

Day of rest for Cuban envoy

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Resident Cuban ambassador Lissette Perez will be celebrating Good Friday and Easter like most Bajan families.
There will be no church, because her family is not religious, but she and family will be indulging in some Barbadian traditions.
Perez’ husband Orestes Hernandez told the DAILY NATION today would be no different for them and seven-year-old daughter Carolina than for any other “human being that wants to have rest”.
Following Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba a few weeks ago, the government decided to recognize Good Friday as a holiday. It is the first time in many years that the religious holiday will be observed there.
While Hernandez noted that no more than ten per cent of Cubans were Catholic, he said he still welcomed the holiday.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.

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