THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the signing of the Petrocaribe agreement was celebrated today with songs, cake and a call for Barbados to take part.
The celebrations took place in the Venezuelan Embassy in Hastings, Christ Church where invited guests such as Argentinian ambassador Diego Limeres; Brazilian ambassador Luiz Gilberto Seixas de Andrade and Cuban Ambassador Francisco Fernández Peña as well as president of the Clement Payne Movement David Comissiong; secretary of the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee, David Denny; Director of the Israel Lovell Foundation Trevor Prescod and other officials and friends were hosted by Venezuelan ambassador Jose Gomez.
Gomez said Petrocaribe represented solidarity thinking as opposed to capitalist thinking, putting people first instead of money while Denny and Comissiong called for Barbados to enter discussions with the view of joining Petrocaribe with Comissiong further calling for Barbados to consider joining the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America.
The event ended with a rendition of happy birthday from members of the St Leonard’s Boys’ choir and the cutting of a large ceremonial cake. (CA)