Miss Kitty dedicates radio show to Cuban doctors and nurses
Today from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., the Fluffy Diva Miss Kitty will dedicate her Nationwide radio show to Cuban doctors and nurses who are giving of their expertise and time in the fight to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The segment will include Spanish music, attempts to learn Spanish and also vibrant lessons about Cuban culture, food and history.
“As a token of our appreciation, I just wanted to say thank you to the Cuban nurses and doctors coming to Jamaica to help us in this time of crisis. I know that they’re in quarantine, that they must miss their country and their family members as well, because they’ve come here to put their lives on the line to help the Jamaican people. I wanted to welcome them to Jamrock,” Miss Kitty told The Gleaner.
Cuban healthcare workers have also deployed in hard-hit countries like Italy. “It’s quite commendable, very benevolent and thoughtful of them, that they have left their country which is also having a coronavirus crisis, to come to other people’s country to aid them. I just can’t help but think that the stone that the builder reject tun di head cornerstone,” she added.
As such, Miss Kitty will also take the opportunity to highlight the relationship shared between these two Caribbean nations, forged by our late former Prime Minister Michael Manley and the Cuban government.
“Over the years, Cuba has got a bad rap, based on their political structure. Though many do not agree with their political structure, there are other good things, great things about them as a people, and as a nation. [And] now we stand as beneficiaries to the connection,” the radio host said.
Along with the Cuban medical volunteers, the Fluffy Diva also thanks the local frontline staff, who continue to work despite the threat of the deadly COVID-19 disease.
“The list is so long, but nurses, doctors, police officers, fire brigade, customs officers, immigration, the people in the supermarket, the JUTC drivers, garbage collectors. We can’t name everybody, but we want to big up our own Jamaicans as well, who are out there helping to keep the country going.”
The public is invited to call in and share their thanks with all the quarantined healthcare professionals listening in. “So it’s all about ‘Hola! Como estas? Muy bien, gracias!’” she said.