On Friday, July 26, 2013, Heads of State and Government from around the world will gather in the Republic of Cuba, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel De Cespedes Garissons.
This national day is considered one of the most significant and historic observances in Cuba, as July 26, 1953, marked the start of the Cuban Revolution.
The 60th Anniversary celebration includes a cultural gala, an official wreath laying ceremony, as well as a tour to the Moncada Garrison, which is now a historic museum.
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony will lead a four member delegation to Cuba for the observance. The delegation departs Saint Lucia on a Cuban aircraft on Thursday, July 25, 2013 and returns on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
The Saint Lucian delegation includes Hon. Emma Hippolyte, Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs; Mr. Darrel Montrope, Cabinet Secretary and Mrs. Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Hon. Philip J. Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, has been appointed to act as Prime Minister during the absence of Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony.