December 8 2012 marks the fortieth anniversary of the day when four independent states of the Commonwealth Caribbean, in defiance of the hemispheric hegemon, opened full diplomatic relations with Cuba. Today all of CARICOM maintains close ties of friendship and cooperation with the sister republic, which continues to maintain its revolutionary project in spite of a US-imposed blockade which has been repeatedly condemned by the overwhelming majority of the world community. A selection of items from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba commemorating the 40th anniversary.

Jamaica, Cuba celebrate forty years of friendship YesCuba

Citation to the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples Jamaican Network in Solidarity with Cuba

Forty years of cooperation Humberto Rosario Trinidad Express

Sandy solidarity to Cuba from UWI students Milagros Martinez