The Cuban Five are National Heroes
Anthony Carter, known as Mighty Gabby is a Barbadian calypsonian and a Cultural Ambassador for the island of Barbados. He won the calypso crown in Barbados at age 19 in 1968 and went on to win the Calypso king title again in 1969, 1976, 1985, 1999, 2000 and again in 2010. He has written over 700 songs and was awarded Folk Singer Of The Year in 1977, 1978, 1979. He wrote a song about the Cuban 5 called FREE THEM. Mighty Gabby recently participated in the “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington DC and performed in a number of activities.
Below is a letter from the Mighty Gabby to President Obama calling for freedom for the Five Cuban Heroes.
July 5, 2013
To: Mr. Barack Obama
President of the U.S.A.
Dear Mr. President:
I am an artiste from the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados, who rejoiced at your being elected President of the United States of America, me and millions more around the world.
We see you as a man of compassion and fairness and great leadership qualities.
It is therefore with hope and much anticipation that I write to you asking to please release from prison the four remaining members of the Cuban Five, who unfairly and unjustly languish in US prisons.
They were only doing what any good man patriotic citizen would have done to defend their country.
Furthermore, they saved many lives by their bravery and deserve to be praised and not unjustly incarcerated for their heroic act.
As a former Cultural Ambassador of my country (and accepted as cultural Ambassador for the Caribbean English speaking), I appeal to you, Sir, to please send these men home to their families.
Dr. Anthony Carter
J.P., B.S.S., Ph.D UWI
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