JAMAICA, February 9, 2011.- A moving ceremony to pay homage to Jose
Marti on the occasion of the 158th anniversary of his birth was held at the
Cuban Embassy, last Friday, January 28.
Members of the Association of Cubans Residents in Jamaica, members of the
Movement of Solidarity with Cuba and officials of the Cuban State Mission in
country, took part in the ceremony
Children from the Embassy laid a wreath at Jose Marti’s bust, read poems
written by our National Hero and sent a message of solidarity with the Five
Cuban antiterrorist fighters incarcerated in U.S jails.
The key remarks of the ceremony were delivered by Ambassador Yuri Gala Lopez
who offered a brief historical outline of the life and work of José Marti.
Micaela Ramirez, Minister Counselor at the Cuban Embassy, Aracelis Duffus and
Osvaldo Cardenas, President and Vice-president, respectively, of the Association
of Cubans Residents, as well as Sra. Imogine Reid, on behalf of the Cuba-Jamaica
Friendship Association, also took the floor.