Jamaica, Cuba to explore areas of cooperation in agro-industry
Jamaica Star

Jamaica, Cuba to explore areas of cooperation in agro-industry

Cuba to legalise small and medium-sized private businesses
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba announced yesterday that it will legalise small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world’s last communist...

UN laments absence of G-7 from humanitarian summit
Jamaica Observer

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Yesterday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticised the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries for failing to attend a pivotal humanitarian summit in Turkey, which culminated with...

Missouri governor announces trade trip to Cuba
Jamaica Observer

MISSOURI, USA (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be leading a trade delegation on a trip to Cuba next week. Local News Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT UN laments absence of G-7 from humanitarian summit...

Colorado investigator retires over Obama slur
Jamaica Observer

COLORADO, USA (AP) — The El Paso County sheriff says a racial slur directed at President Barack Obama prompted the retirement of a veteran department official. Local News Wed, 25 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Missouri...

Mexican authorities to exhume more than 100 bodies
Jamaica Observer

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — On Monday Mexican officials began exhuming the remains of more than 100 unidentified people buried by authorities in a common grave in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said....

Barbados reports drop in new HIV infections
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has seen a gradual downward trend in the rate of new HIV infections, and a reduction in the number of AIDS-related deaths, but “the fight is not over”, Minister of...

Cuba to host ACS summit next month
Antigua Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 23, CMC – The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will host its seventh annual summit in Cuba early next month, the Trinidad-based regional grouping has announced.

Students Show Creativity in Math and Science at STEM Fair
St Croix Source

On Thursday, public school students told STEM/STEAMSS Fair judges about their projects, which included hydroponics, solar ovens, recycled can jewelry, incubators, and a personal air conditioner.  read more

Cuba described as Dominica’s development partner
Dominica News Online

Minister for Education, Petter Saint Jean, has recognized Cuba as a partner in Dominica’s development over the years. He made the remarks at a ceremony held at the State House on Wednesday evening, in observance of...

Foreign Minister calls for integration of Cuba in international community
Dominica News Online

As Dominica observes 20 years of diplomatic relations with Cuba, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Francine Baron, has called for further integration of Cuba into the international community. “Caribbean leaders continue...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Reading the writing on the wall
Montserrat Reporter

Reprinted from Caribbean News Now! caribbeannewsnow.com By David Jessop In Havana on April 28, the Dominican Republic and Cuba agreed to explore the possibility of a partial scope trade agreement. There Cuba’s deputy...

Cuba and US officials to meet next week to deepen detente
Nation News

HAVANA – Cuba and the United States will meet next week for a third round of talks on improving relations, Havana said on Thursday, adding that the two former Cold War foes were not yet negotiating their...

Santo Domingo-Havana talks look to forge a trade pact
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic and Cuba have agreed to

Cuban lung cancer vaccine to be tested in US
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – A lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba will be tested in the United States through the work of the Rosewell Park Institute – a cancer research and treatment centre located in New York....

CRH cancer centre completion on target for August
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Western Regional Health Authority is reporting that the state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator Cancer Treatment Centre (LINAC) at the Cornwall Regional Hospital is on target to receive its first...

Bahamas to test undersea weddings record
Nassau Guardian

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – A wedding campaign geared towards breaking the Guinness Book of World Records in undersea weddings was officially launched on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at a press conference at the Grand...

Cuban-trained medics being treated ‘unfairly’
Nation News

INDEPENDENT Member of Parliament Dr Maria Agard has spoken out against the treatment meted out to Barbadian doctors trained in Cuba. The Christ Church West MP’s frustration over the issue was shared...

Cuba caps food prices to tame inflation as more tourists arrive
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – Cuba on Tuesday announced price caps on basic vegetables to protect poor families' purchasing power as a rise in tourism to the communist island puts pressure on the food supply. Local News Tue,...

Fire damage section of Brown's Town market
Jamaica Observer

ST ANN, Jamaica – Fire damaged a section of the Brown's Town market in St Ann on Tuesday morning. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 11:40:28 GMT Cuba caps food prices to tame inflation as more tourists arrive...

Gary Barrow appointed chief technical officer of JPS
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – President and CEO of Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomblin, has announced the appointment of Gary Barrow as chief technical officer (CTO) of JPS. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 11:57:42 GMT Fire...

Caribbean, Latin American tech experts gather in Cuba
Dominica News Online

This week, Cuba is the tech capital of the region. From May 2 to 6, some 700 technology experts and professionals from across the region gather in western Havana for the annual meeting of the Internet Registry for Latin...

Tourism minister, Cuba, to sign agreement
Jamaica Star

Tourism minister, Cuba, to sign agreement

Cuba and Jamaica to sign multi-destination agreement
Antigua Observer

Jamaica and Cuba will sign an agreement for multi-destination tourism between the two countries.

Vin Diesel is in Havana, Cuba, filming Fast 8
Antigua Observer

We're less than a year from Fast 8's debut and filming is well underway. And today, that means travels to Cuba for star Vin Diesel and director F. Gary Gray.

Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba’s communist Government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to US-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the...

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