PHOTO: Irma in Cuba
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba — A huge wave breaks near Morro Castle in Havana on September 10. (Photo: AFP)

D’Aguilar: Bahamas ready to attract tourists bound for Irma-devastated islands
Nassau Guardian

“As sad as that may seem” that Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on other popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that the storm’s devastation...

TTMA among trade delegation heading to DR
Trinidad Guardian

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is part of a trade mission heading to the Dominican Republic (DR) tomorrow to pursue the expansion and promotion of investment opportunities between the two countries....

TTCA president: Local contractors can benefit from Caribbean rebuilding effort
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Hurricane Irma may have hurt Antigua and Barbuda residents, but T&T’s assistance with their rebuilding efforts can help boost the local long-suffering construction and manufacturing sector. Last Sunday, the...

CTO nominates Tobago for tourism awards
Trinidad Guardian

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced 22 finalists out of 96 entries submitted for consideration in this year’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards. Two Tobago entities are among those vying for...

Artist 'Yulier P' detained in Cuba, told to erase murals
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — A Cuban street artist said Monday that he was detained by police and told to erase the more than 200 or so murals that have gained him widespread attention throughout the country.

Cuba struggling against brain drain as professionals leave
Jamaica Observer

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AP) — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches.But the project is part of a...

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving
Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leavingCalle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple, winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and , blue cement benches.But the project...

Guyana adds Cuba to rice market
Jamaica Gleaner

Guyana will make its first shipment of rice to Cuba in September following a series of negotiations over the past few months, the Guyana Rice Development Board has announced.General manager of the rice board, Allison...

Cuba orders closure of fast-growing accounting cooperative
Jamaica Observer

 HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuban authorities have ordered the closure of one of the island's fastest-growing cooperatives, days after announcing that they would stop issuing new permits for some private...

US expels two Cuban diplomats after incidents in Cuba
Jamaica Gleaner

US expels two Cuban diplomats after incidents in CubaThe two-year-oldUS-Cuba diplomatic relationship was roiled Wednesday by what United States officials believe was a string of bizarre attacks on a group of American...

Cuba's ration book: symbol of equality, but huge burden on state
Jamaica Observer

CAYO GRANMA, Cuba (AFP) — From one end of the island to the other, every Cuban can be sure of one thing: their ration book, or “libreta”, will put at least the basics on their table at dinner time.When...

Grand Bahama air arrivals down 40 percent
Nassau Guardian

The year is off to an even grimmer start for Grand Bahama, as first quarter results for this year’s tourism performance revealed that the island suffered an over 40 percent decline in air arrivals. Grand Bahama...

Cuba stops issuing new permits for some private enterprises
Jamaica Gleaner

The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it was placing at least a temporary hold on the opening of a private sector that employs more than a half-million people and has become a significant force in the island...

Cuba stops issuing new permits for some private enterprises
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The Cuban government announced yesterday that it was placing at least a temporary hold on the opening of a private sector that employs more than a half-million people and has become a significant...

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The public face of Cuba's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday.Josefina Vidal was sworn in to her new role at a...

Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 per cent so far in 2017
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government said last Friday that the economy is growing again following a decline last year that was the first drop reported in two decades.Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas said at the...

Paramount looks to markets in Cuba and Haiti
Jamaica Observer

Listed company Paramount Trading Jamaica Ltd hopes to finalise a deal with some of Cuba's largest manufacturing groups and companies. The company, which is currently in partnership with Pittsburgh-based Allegheny...

Bahamas lost competitive advantage by being expensive to get to, says tourism expert
Nassau Guardian

A flight to Miami from New York next week is currently half the price of a New York to Nassau flight, but the average distance disparity between both flights is only seven miles. A tourism expert told Guardian Business...

Tourism sector output weak in first quarter, says Central Bank
Nassau Guardian

Cuba's Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero announced recently that Cuba’s tourist arrivals from the U.S. have grown by 150 percent, despite travel restrictions, and its market from Canada has rebounded from 2016....

BWB Americas come to an end in The Bahamas
Nassau Guardian

The ninth edition of the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas closed out on Saturday as the top 66 boys and girls high school basketball players from 16 countries and territories around the region competed in playoff...

Cuba seeks stronger ties with T&T
Trinidad Guardian

T&T is one of Cuba’s major trading partners but there is still room for improvement, according to Hilda Rosa Santiesteban, president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce. “T&T has traditionally been...

Vendors Bring Even More Variety To Dockyard
Bernews

They are offering everything from Cuban cigars, to savoury pies to candles and bringing a new shopping experience to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Six Bermudian vendors have been chosen by the West End Development Corporation...

Small firms may get funding boost
Trinidad Guardian

Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon says the local private sector must continue to innovate in order to foster economic diversification in T&T. “It is the role and responsibility of the private...

European Parliament approves first EU-Cuba pact
Jamaica Observer

STRASBOURG, France (AFP) — The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved Wednesday a first-ever cooperation deal between the EU and Cuba, despite lingering concerns about human rights violations in the...

Some Cubans choose dose of private medicine despite price
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — For a dollar, Cuban podiatrist Serafin Barca will spend a half hour cutting the corns off a senior citizen's foot, or nearly an hour removing a stubborn wart.

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