Desperate Cubans seek US visas in Colombia after Havana embassy cutbacks
Nation News

HAVANA – Cuban actress Aniet Hernandez lost all hope that she and her two children would ever join her husband in Miami when the Trump administration slashed staffing at the US embassy in Havana in September...

Bird strike damages aircraft propeller
Kaieteur News

…Cubans left stranded as a result Cubans whose return home from Guyana has been delayed over the past three days were to have started returning yesterday afternoon, as Aruba Air was expected to dispatch two aircraft...

NEMO/CEMO and Human Services to Rescue
Channel 5 Belize

The Ministry of Human Development and the City Emergency Management Organization have teamed up to provide much needed immediate relief for the families. Today, Minister Edmond Castro and Philip Willoughby [...]

Cubans still revere Fidel — Ambassador
Jamaica Observer

Almost 14 months since the death of father of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, many of the people of that northern Caribbean island continue to embrace what he stood for, says Cuba's new Ambassador to Jamaica.

Caribbean Airlines launches Cuba flight
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) started flying to Havana, Cuba on Friday.The announcement was made on Thursday by Finance Minister Colm Imbert during a post-Cabinet news...

Canada has no clue what's behind Cuba diplomat illnesses — official
Jamaica Observer

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — An eight-month investigation failed to identify a cause of the mysterious illness that afflicted Canadian and US diplomats last year in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said...

Tillerson says Cuba still risky; FBI doubts sonic attack
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The United States would be "putting people intentionally in harm's way" if it sent diplomats back to Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an Associated Press interview, even...

Nand Persaud to take bigger bite of Cuban rice market
Kaieteur News

Good news is on the horizon for Guyana’s rice industry which bounced back in 2017 with an approximate 12.7 percent increase in output when compared to 2016. Nand Persaud and Company established a business...

This Day in History — January 5
Jamaica Observer

Today is the fifth day of 2018. There are 360 days left in the year.TODAY IN HISTORY2000: US Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner rules that six-year-old Elian Gonzalez “belongs with his...

EU foreign policy chief says 'blockade' of Cuba not solution
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...

This Day in History - January 1
Jamaica Observer

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1959: Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrow Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic. OTHER EVENTS1622: Papacy adopts January 1 as beginning of new year instead...

New Fairmont State University president had long journey from Cuba
Jamaica Gleaner

  FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP)  Mirta Martin's journey to West Virginia has been long. She was recently named the next president of Fairmont State University. But before that, she escaped from communist Cuba, lived in a...

'Fireworks battle' explosion leaves scores injured in Cuba
Telegraph UK

'Fireworks battle' explosion leaves scores injured in Cuba Comment icon Comment icon ALL SECTIONS More 'Fireworks battle' explosion leaves scores injured in Cuba 27 December 2017 12:37pm Dozens of people sustained burn...

This Day in History - December 25
Jamaica Observer

December 25 is the 359th day of 2017. There are 6 days left in the year. Today is Christmas DayTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1997: Cubans celebrate Christmas Day as a public holiday for the first time in 30 years. OTHER...

Term of Cuba's National Assembly extended
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba's National Assembly has extended its term by two months, until April 2018, a signal that Raul Castro will remain in the presidency longer than expected.

Forestry gives thanks to Cuban chainsaw crew
Dominica News Online

A closing ceremony was held for the Cuban Chainsaw Crew on Friday, October 17th, 2017 at the Waitukubuli National Trail office in Pont Casse. Nineteen Cuban nationals who arrived on the island on October 22nd, 2017 to...

Third OECS Assembly concludes with climate resilience as a priority issue to address
Dominica News Online

Twenty representatives of Governments of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States participated to the Third OECS Assembly held in Antigua and Barbuda and honoured by the presence of the President of Cuba President...

Cuba and Ja: 45 years of fruitful relations
Jamaica Observer

On December 8, 1972, four brave and independent Caribbean nations — Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago — ended the isolation of Cuba from the rest of the world by establishing diplomatic...

Castro calls for deeper relations with CARICOM, end to trade embargo by Washington
Montserrat Reporter

By STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec 8, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and Cuba opened their sixth summit here on Friday pledging to solidify their own growing relations and calling on the...

CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation
Dominica News Online

Stronger cooperation in disaster risk management and in climate change adaptation and mitigation is among the major decisions of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December 2017....

Raúl Castro defends more unity and integration Cuba-Caricom
Montserrat Reporter

Antigua and Barbuda, Dec 8. 2017 – Cuban President Raúl Castro today called for unity in diversity, integration and genuine cooperation among Caribbean states to face common challenges and problems of the region...

US Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to Cuba
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday.The US Coast Guard...

New markets to push rice growth – Agri. Minister
Kaieteur News

Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder, is upbeat about the future of the rice industry as Government has five new export markets that will realize growth, although losing preferential access to the Venezuelan market. “I...

CARICOM/Cuba leaders condemn EU tax haven list
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Cuba and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have criticised the European Union over its latest list of global tax havens that has included four Caribbean countries.Earlier this week EU...

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-CARICOM summit to strengthen ties
Antigua Observer

Building the logistical capacity within the region and examining disaster-risk management, starting from Cuba to Suriname, was a point of focus for officials at the sixth Cuba-CARICOM summit held at Carlisle Bay.

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