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Parliament of Jamaica adopts motion against the Blockade to Cuba

JAMAICA, October 21st, 2015. The Parliament of Jamaica adopted, last Tuesday, October 20, a motion to condemn the economic, financial and commercial blockade the United States imposes against Cuba.

During an emotional session, the Jamaica legislative body presented, for the seventh consecutive occasion, multiple reasons to reject this criminal policy the United States imposes against the Greater of the Antilles for more than 55 years.

During reiterated remarks, the attention was called on the fact that despite the major steps adopted to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States, blockade itself has not been lifted.

“The Jamaican people must continue to insist that blockade against Cuba must end”, expressed Anthony Hylton, legislator and minister of Industry, Commerce and Investment, during the presentation of the draft motion.

On the scope of this unilateral measure, Jamaican legislators indicated that blockade does not only affect the social, economic and cultural life of Cuba, but it also interferes in the abilities of the region and the world to stablish normal economic relations with Cuba.

“Blockade was and continues to be a scourge on the business and cooperation between Cuba and the countries of the Caribbean, Latin America and the rest of the world”, stated legislator Rudyard Spencer.

Legislator and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, who also attended the debate, recalled the long history of sisterhood and cooperation between Jamaica and Cuba and reiterated the need to definitely eliminate the blockade.

Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Bernardo Guanche Hernandez, as well as other members of the Embassy of Cuba, were special guests to this Parliamentary session that, once again, ratified the willingness of the Jamaican people to accompany Cuba in the fight to end this criminal policy. (Cubavsbloqueo/ Embacuba Jamaica)