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.

Southwest drops 2 Cuban routes, citing performance, ban
Jamaica Observer

DALLAS, United States (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will drop flights to two Cuban destinations, citing its struggles to attract passengers and a tougher US stance toward the island nation.Dallas-based Southwest...

Divisive Anti-cuba Ranting
Kaieteur News

It is said that when politicians are being attacked at home on a number of issues, including the economy, lack of jobs, crime etc., they often turn their rancor to other countries to bolster their fortunes at home. A...

David Jessop │The broader implications of Washington’s new Cuba policy
Jamaica Gleaner

On June 16, speaking in Miami, United States President Donald Trump announced measures reversing aspects of his predecessor's policy of normalising relations with Cuba.Although the changes seem minimal, the content of the...

Cuban entrepreneurs take steps to counter Trump's policies
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (Xinhua) — Measures announced by US President Donald Trump to roll back American policies toward Cuba have been rejected by the island's private sector, which is now taking steps to protect its...

Haiti wants to increase trade with Cuba
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti says it wants to strengthen its trade links with Cuba and has officially accepted an invitation to participate in the 35th International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2017) to be held in...

National energy policy coming
Trinidad Guardian

Acknowledging that it had taken too long for a national energy policy to be put in place, Anita Hankey, senior planning officer, Ministry of Energy, said the policy will be coming soon. Hankey added that stakeholders were...

Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work
Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba's foreign minister rejected United States (US) President Donald Trump's new policy towards the island, saying on Monday that "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat" and refusing to return US...

Bahamas can breathe a sigh of relief on Cuba, for now
Nassau Guardian

Concerns abounded over the decision United States President Donald Trump would make with regard to Cuba, but The Bahamas can breathe a sigh of relief, as Trump attempts to reverse certain Cuba policies put in place by...

Consultant strikes back
Nassau Guardian

The cultural consultant at the heart of what many considered to be stunning revelations made in Parliament last Thursday by Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar has fired back in a lengthy statement, rejecting the...

Americans flock to Cuba in post-rapprochement tourism boom
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Some 300,000 Americans flocked to Cuba in the first five months of 2017, nearly the same number as for all of last year, officials in Havana said on Wednesday.

What does US new Cuba policy mean for travel to island?
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Here's what's changing with President Donald Trump's new policy on travel to Cuba, announced Friday: BEFORE DETENTE

Minnis pledges to revitalize Nassau, boost tourism
Nassau Guardian

Highlighting that more diversification is needed in the tourism industry, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis promised to revitalize Nassau and construct a native food market Over-the-Hill as part of his strategic plan to...

Who wants to be history's hero?
Jamaica Observer

For half-a-millennium, the vibrant arc of Caribbean and Central American history has been drawn by exceptional leaders. From Bolivar to Bustamante, Columbus to Castro, and Torrijos to Chavez, the region has long been home...

Cuba's small businesses springing up amid economic reforms
Jamaica Observer

BAYAMO, Cuba (Xinhua) — Luis Chacon and his partners have turned a once languishing State-owned restaurant in the historical centre of Bayamo, a city in eastern Cuba, into a thriving business.Chacon, 36, owes their...

Moxey’s education at BAMSI trumps international exposure
Nassau Guardian

Academic and career goals were well in hand for Jerchoyae Moxey. Just a week after graduating from Kingsway Academy in 2015 she was on an airplane travelling to the University of Tasmania, where she had been accepted into...

Bahamas Striping launches scholarship program, investment fund
Nassau Guardian

From a $5,000 government grant to a multimillion-dollar, multilayered company, Bahamas Striping celebrated its seventh anniversary in grand style over the weekend, launching not only a new scholarship program but also a...

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