BVI to shorten processing time for work permit applications
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — The Department of Labour has announced change to the application process for work permits that will lead to a shorter processing period for applications as of January 2017....

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
Jamaica Observer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual...

Tropical Storm Matthew expected to be a hurricane by Friday, to hit Jamaica on Monday
Dominica News Online

MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Matthew sped through the Lesser Antilles Wednesday and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane over the Caribbean before turning north toward Jamaica and Cuba by...

Limited internet access inhibiting press freedom in Cuba – US-based NGO
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Costly, limited access to the internet in Cuba is impeding the country's progress toward press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report published Wednesday. Local...

Train crashes into New Jersey station, over 100 reported hurt
Jamaica Observer

HOBOKEN, United States (AFP) — A packed commuter train crashed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, officials said, with more than 100 people reportedly injured. Local News Thu, 29 Sep...

'Don’t run, show no hostility', cops warn as lawmen storm MoBay
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The security forces are currently conducting major internal security operations in sections of Montego Bay, St James with particular focus on the Glendevon and Norwood communities. Local News Thu,...

Cuba partners with Antigua on Lee Wind Paints
Antigua Observer

The government of Cuba has expressed an interest in Lee Wind Paints and will be partnering with Antigua & Barbuda to explore export opportunities.

American actor to address ceremony marking 40th anniversary of Cubana crash
Antigua Observer

American actor, Danny Glover, will address a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the Cubana Air Disaster, according to a government statement issued here Monday.

Dominica calls for lifting of Cuba trade embargo; praises Venezuela at UN
Dominica News Online

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, has called for the lifting of the trade embargo against Cuba and has praised Venezuela for its assistance to Dominica over the past decade. Speaking at the UN General Assembly on...

St Kitts commends Cuba, Venezuela and Taiwan at UN
Nation News

NEW YORK – St Kitts and Nevis has commended the Republic of Cuba, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of China (Taiwan) for their remarkable support in the socio-economic development...

Glover due next month
Nation News

AMERICAN ACTOR Danny Glover will be in Barbados next month for activities marking the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Cubana airline crash. The Cuban aircraft crashed into the sea off Paynes Bay in St...

Who is pulling the strings?
Kaieteur News

The PPP and the PNC always professed to be working class parties. But both parties were allied to different sections of the bourgeoisie class. The PNC and its ideology of cooperative socialism took this country the...

Iran’s president meets Castros in Cuba
Nation News

HAVANA – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Monday in Havana to reaffirm friendly ties between the two countries and express a commitment to deepening their...

Tourism Minister says Caricom must unite to capitalize on new markets
Antigua Observer

Tourism Minister Asot Michael said Caricom needs to tap into and capitalize on opportunities that lies ahead as Cuba welcomes Chinese tourists to its shores.

Cuba, the only Olympic medalist to play at the National Sports Hall, May 1977
Kaieteur News

Statistician Charwayne Walker recollects today that the only time an Olympic medal winning country graced the floors of the National Sports Hall was May 1977 when the 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Cuba National Team...

ALL AH WE IS ONE: Persistent blockade
Nation News

SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENTS of the normalisation of United States-Cuba relations, news of upscale fashion shows on the streets of Havana, droves of businesspersons eagerly descending to do business, the coming...

94 Cuban and Haitian migrants apprehended
Nassau Guardian

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers apprehended 21 undocumented Cuban nationals and 73 undocumented Haitian nationals earlier this week in the southern and western Bahamas. A notice from the RBDF said that the...

G.O.B. also meets with taxi operators from Benque
Channel 5 Belize

Following a meeting with bus operators in the west, Minister of Transport Edmond Castro met with the Mopan Taxi Association.  For months now, the group has been clamoring for the [...]

Jamaica recruits Cuban nurses to help treat Guillain-Barre patients
Jamaica Gleaner

The Health Ministry says it has recruited 10 specially trained nurses from Cuba to assist with the rise in Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) in Jamaica.

Cuban discus thrower to fight doping charges
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – Disgraced Cuban discus thrower Yarelys Barrios has vowed to fight to prove her innocence after being caught doping in re-tested samples from the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Local News Sun, 04 Sep 2016...

US, Cuba to host Zika forum
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – Health officials from the United States and Cuba will meet here in November for a two-day forum to focus on the mosquito borne Zika virus. Local News Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:33:49 GMT Photo:...

Three J'cans among seven nabbed in US drug bust
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – Seven Caribbean nationals have been apprehended following two massive drug seizures by the United States Coast Guard in the region. Local News Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:45:00 GMT US, Cuba to...

Courtney Walsh relishes Bangladesh challenge
Jamaica Observer

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) – Former West Indies paceman Courtney Walsh said his love of a challenge has prompted him to accept the job of specialist bowling coach for the Bangladesh team. Local News Sun, 04 Sep 2016...

US and Cuba to host Zika forum
Antigua Observer

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep. 4, CMC – Health officials from the United States and Cuba will meet here in November for a two-day forum to focus on the mosquito borne Zika virus.

20 Cuban teachers arrive for Jamaican schools
Jamaica Gleaner

Some 20 Cuban teachers will be taking up positions in primary, secondary and junior high schools across the island when the new academic year begins on Monday. Cuban teachers have been serving in Jamaica since both...

Advertising Week launches in Cuba
Antigua Observer

The organizers of Advertising Week New York, London and Tokyo are now setting up shop in Cuba’s capital city Havana in partnership with JetBlue and Fast Company.

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