David Jessop | Cuba, EU and a post-Cotonou agreement
Jamaica Gleaner

Just over a week ago, Cuba and the European Union held a first Joint Council meeting. It identified the principal multilateral and bilateral issues on which they hope in future to work more closely.For the EU, the event...

Cuba, Belize Doctors Meet
Channel 5 Belize

On Thursday at the Inspiration Center, healthcare professionals from across the public and private sectors participated in the second annual Cuba and Belize Medical Symposium.  Both countries share a unique [...]

New Cuban leader breaks from past with public appearances
Jamaica Gleaner

For half a century, Fidel Castro seemed to be everywhere in Cuba - inspecting factories, farms and offices, expounding to the press and zooming to the scenes of natural disasters to direct the...

Chinese company invited to submit bid for Sandals project
Trinidad Guardian

The Chinese HNA Group, which has extensive interests in hotels, has been invited to submit a competitive bid to partner with the Government of T&T on the Sandals project once the tender process is initiated. The...

Ortega and Murillo: Nicaragua's canny power couple
Jamaica Observer

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AFP) — One is a former guerrilla and admirer of Fidel Castro, the other an eccentric poetess and self-described mother of the nation: together Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo run...

New phase of entrepreneurs scheme to launch
Royal Gazette

News StaffBermuda start-up business owners and would-be entrepreneurs interested in taking part in the next phase of a Government scheme can apply in September. Jamahl Simmons, Minister of Economic Development and...

Venezuelan leader pays visit to new Cuban
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP)— Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Havana Friday to meet with Cuba's new president and ratify his struggling nation's ties with one of its few remaining allies.He acted quickly —...

Cuba's Diaz-Canel: president for the post-Castro era
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel, who formally replaced Raul Castro as president yesterday, has the task of steering the communist island through a period of uncertainty as it turns the page on six...

Appleton's Joy blend wins 'Rum of the Year 2017'
Jamaica Observer

With rums being produced from a vast range of source regions from Trinidad to Cuba, having a special blend developed right here in Jamaica is indeed an international honour. And with global rum prices ranging from US$70...

Miguel Diaz - Canel selected as next president of Cuba
Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice-President Miguel Mario DÌaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Ra?l Castro as president of Cuba, the centrepiece of an effort to ensure that the country's...

Cuba: Castros, communism and cigars
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba opens a new chapter when Raul Castro steps down from the presidency tomorrow, ending six decades of single-family rule launched by his brother Fidel.Here are some key facts about the...

Cuba after the Castros: Raúl leaves new freedoms, deep problems
Jamaica Gleaner

In 2008, Raúl Castro took over a country where most people couldn’t own computers or mobile phones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses or enter resort hotels.

La Rocque: CSME a ‘work in progress’
Trinidad Guardian

Caricom Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque says while the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) continues to be a work in progress, it is sufficiently advanced to be used more effectively by the regional private...

'What next?' Cubans wonder as Castro era draws to a close
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) -- They are farmers, musicians, dancers and fishermen and all of them hold different hopes for Cuba's future in the post-Castro era, where a new generation is preparing to take power for the first time...

Raul Castro's reforms in Cuba: A work in progress
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — In 2018, a Cuban can run his own business, surf the Internet and travel abroad with fewer restrictions. In 10 years President Raul Castro has transformed the Cuba he inherited from brother Fidel,...

Cuban rum and the end run around the US blockade
Jamaica Observer

SAN JOSE DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's signature rum Havana Club competes with the best-known brands in the world even though it cannot be sold in the largest rum-consuming market.In Cuba, there are barrels that...

Cuba's new entrepreneurs are longing for level playing field
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Without raw material for her fashion designs, Idania del Rio had to find a creative solution, resorting to using hand-me-down shirts, cutting them up and restyling them to create her own clothing...

Cuba's enduring guardians of the revolution still at work
Jamaica Observer

CIENFUEGOS, Cuba (AFP) — The Committees for the Defence of the Revolution were Fidel Castro's brainchild nearly 60 years ago, created to keep watch over a shaky regime — now, they are an enduring symbol of...

Life in innovation driven economy
Jamaica Gleaner

"Corporates don't create jobs, start-ups do," said Devin Collins, associate director, Ventureprise business accelerator and incubator at UNC Charlotte.Redefining the way we perceive academia and how it can integrate...

Cuba's Government admits to 'errors' in economic reforms
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The Cuban Government has admitted to “errors” in implementing the economic reforms that President Raul Castro ushered in seven years ago to revamp the island's Soviet-style economy, the...

Poor internet access no limit to Cuban YouTubers
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Frank Camallerys paces Havana's Malecon esplanade with a telephone at the end of a pole, seducing thousands of internet users with images of Cuba despite the communist island's limited web...

Cuban cigars: a treasure from Havana to Beijing
Jamaica Observer

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AFP) – When they rip the big green leaves from the tobacco plant, Cuban farmers know they're touching gold.The island nation's legendary cigars have closed another year for the record books, in...

US lawmakers want staff restored at Cuba embassy
Jamaica Gleaner

United States lawmakers visiting Cuba urged the State Department on Wednesday to restore embassy staff pulled from the country last year in response to mysterious ailments among diplomats and their...

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...

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