Cuba prepares to end dual currency system
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — For more than two decades, Cubans have used a unique dual currency system to protect a fragile economy, but with just weeks of his mandate remaining, President Raul Castro has signalled...

Unlikely migrant path brings Cuban family to Serbia
Jamaica Observer

SOT, Serbia (AP) — Far away from sandy beaches and a balmy Caribbean breeze, a Cuban family huddles together in a cramped room of a cold, wind-swept Serbian refugee centre, trying to figure out what to do next.They...

Growth & Jobs | Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt
Jamaica Gleaner

HAVANA (AP):Two years after taking office, President Ra?l Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in.Slowly at first, then gaining speed, spare rooms for...

Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt
Jamaica Gleaner

HAVANA (AP):Two years after taking office, President Ra?l Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in.Slowly at first, then gaining speed, spare rooms for...

Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in.

Havana protests US move to increase Internet access in Cuba
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Havana has formally protested the creation of a US task force aimed at increasing Internet access on the island, saying it “violates” Cuban “sovereignty”.The communist-ruled...

Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher Trump policy
Jamaica Gleaner

On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's...

Regional boxing camp to aid development
Trinidad Guardian

A comprehensive live-in boxing camp designed to take local boxers to the Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan 2020 and other international events, has been put in place and the T&T Boxing Association wants government and...

Regional boxing camp to aid development
Trinidad Guardian

WALTER ALIBEY A comprehensive live-in boxing camp designed to take local boxers to the Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan 2020 and other international events, has been put in place and the T&T Boxing Association wants...

Ambassador welcomes reactivation of flights to Havana
Trinidad Guardian

Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Vázquez Moreno has welcomed the reactivation of flights between Port-of-Spain/Havana. He said the direct flight to Cuba is key to increasing the bilateral commercial relations between the...

David Jessop | Respect is key to improving EU-Cuba relations
Jamaica Gleaner

President Castro could not have been clearer. Speaking before Christmas to the Cuban National Assembly about the United States, he said that the country had in 2017 "witnessed a serious, irrational deterioration in...

Time to reconsider value of cruise tourism
Jamaica Gleaner

At the end of November, the Cuban government hosted an unusual meeting. Then, the presidents of nine of the world's leading cruise companies, plus significant figures from three others, met with Cuban ministers and senior...

Cuba 'blockade' not solution, says EU foreign policy chief
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Blockading Cuba is not the solution, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Wednesday on a trip aimed at strengthening ties with Havana, after Washington tightened restrictions on the...

Barbados to host Caribbean Tales film fest again
Trinidad Guardian

Barbados will once again host the CaribbeanTales Film Festival (CTFF), Symposium & Marketplace from March 7 – 20. The festival follows a highly successful event held last year that was a major boost for the local...

Cuba says current leadership to remain through April
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba announced yesterday that its current leadership would stay in power until April 2018, a clear signal that Raul Castro will remain as president two months longer than expected.

Cuba says current leadership to remain through April
Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba announced on Thursday that its current leadership would stay in power until April 2018, a clear signal that Ra?l Castro will remain as president two months longer than expected.Castro, 86, had...

Cuba authorises sending text messages to US phones
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban telecommunications monopoly Etecsa Friday authorised Cubans to send text messages to the United States, lifting a restriction which has long frustrated the population.“From December 8,...

35 enterprises get 'Buy Social' trademark
Jamaica Observer

THIRTY-FIVE social enterprises which have been nurtured by the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) both as members of the SEBI incubator and the SEBI open network, have received their official “Buy Social”...

Cuba's expected next president raising profile
Jamaica Gleaner

The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his...

David Jessop | The surprising beneficiaries of the new US Cuba regulations
Jamaica Gleaner

Just over a week ago, the United States administration published new regulations governing travel and trade between the US and Cuba. Their effect is to partially reverse elements of the more liberal policy towards Cuba...

The surprising beneficiaries of the new US Cuba regulations
Jamaica Gleaner

Just over a week ago, the United States administration published new regulations governing travel and trade between the US and Cuba. Their effect is to partially reverse elements of the more liberal policy towards Cuba...

Canadian company targets region with block-chain remittance solution
Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba Ventures Corp (CVC), a Canadian company, indicated last Thursday that it plans to develop a blockchain-based mobile application called Revolupay with its own cryptocurrency to target Cuba's US$3.4-billion remittance...

Canadian company targets region with block-chain remittance solution
Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba Ventures Corp (CVC), a Canadian company, indicated last Thursday that it plans to develop a blockchain-based mobile application called Revolupay with its own cryptocurrency to target Cuba's US$3.4-billion remittance...

Head of Cuban State-run newspaper sacked over 'errors'
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's Communist Party sacked the director of State-run newspaper Granma after “errors” in management, the daily reported yesterday.“In response to errors committed in the...

US tightens travel rules to Cuba, blacklists many businesses
Jamaica Gleaner

Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part of a new policy to...

Bacardi Names Doyle Incubation Brand Head
Bernews

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi announces industry veteran Maurice Doyle, 51, rejoins the largest privately held spirits company in the world as President – Incubation Brands and Global Commercial Development. Under...

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