AT&T to provide cellphone roaming, other services in Cuba 
Jamaica Observer

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T has reached a deal for enhanced roaming and other cellphone services for wireless customers visiting Cuba. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:30 GMT Search continues for St Thomas boys...

Kingston mayor says HWT clock to be restored as quickly as possible
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says it regrets the damage done to the Half-Way-Tree clock tower in St Andrew following this morning’s fire at the landmark. Local News Tue, 23...

Florida probes non-travel Zika case on Gulf Coast
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — Officials are investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika virus near the port city of Tampa, suggesting the local spread of Zika in Florida may have reached the state's Gulf...

JTA spends $34m, so far, to recoup stolen $100m
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) reported that $34 million has been spent in its quest to recover more that $100 million that was siphoned by an employee in 2013. Local News Tue, 23...

UPDATE: Bodies of St Thomas boys found
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police have recovered the bodies of two St Thomas boys who fell off a log and into the water at Lyssons Beach in the parish yesterday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:41:30 GMT JTA spends...

Trinis get Cuban scholarships for medicine
Trinidad Newsday

FIVE local students accepting Cuban scholarships to pursue studies in human medicine yesterday signed the Scholars Code of Ethics, pledging to return to serve Trinidad and Tobago upon the completion of their studies. They...

Cuban-trained medical students to complete internship at regional hospitals
Kaieteur News

The health sector will benefit from the service of 40 medical students who are completing their final year of medical school by way of internship for the next year. The Cuban-trained medical students are expected to be...

Cuba celebrates Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday
Antigua Observer

Friends and allies of Fidel Castro, the founding leader of communist Cuba and its former president, are celebrating his 90th birthday.

Fidel Castro thanks Cubans for 90th birthday wishes, lambasts US
Nation News

HAVANA – Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their tributes to mark his 90th birthday on Saturday in a meandering column carried by state-run media in which the iconic leftist revolutionary also lambasted...

Cuba and Panama sign cooperation agreement on climate issues
Antigua Observer

An agreement for scientific and technical cooperation on climate issues has been signed between Cuba’s Meteorology Institute (INSMET) and Panama’s Electricity Transmission Company S.A. ..

COE issues green alert for National District and nine provinces
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) issued a green alert for the National District and nine provinces, due to a tropical wave combined with a trough.The provinces on green alert are: Hato Mayor,...

Cuba develops crops resistant to climate change
Antigua Observer

Cuban scientists have created varieties of crops that will be able to withstand the effects of climate change.

Lightning listed as main cause of death by natural phenomena in Cuba
Antigua Observer

Specialists with Cuban Geo-Physics and Astronomy Institute recently warned of the danger of thunderstorms particularly during the hurricane season from June through November.

Dominican Republic holds Solidarity with Cuba Encounter
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- The 8th Continental Solidarity with Cuba Encounter, which is held at the Santo Domingo State University (UASD) from July 28-30, included two panels, one about women in the integration process, and another...

RBDF apprehends Cuban migrants
Nassau Guardian

CORAL HARBOUR BASE – A total of 14 Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Center after being apprehended by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday...

US, Cuba sign counter-narcotics agreement
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – The United States and Cuba have signed a counter-narcotics arrangement that will facilitate further cooperation and information sharing between both countries. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016...

Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio — IOC
Jamaica Observer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) – Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800-metre runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping fraud and corruption in Russian athletics, will not compete in the Rio Olympics next month, the IOC...

Under -20 World Champs - Rushelle Burton earns silver in 100m hurdles
Jamaica Observer

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland- Rushelle Burton set a new National Junior Record 12.87 seconds (2.0m/s), the joint fifth fastest of all times while taking a shock silver medal in the women’s 100m hurdles on today’s final...

United States and Cuba sign counternarcotics arrangement
Antigua Observer

HAVANA, Jul. 24, CMC – The United States and Cuba have signed a counternarcotics arrangement that will facilitate further cooperation and information sharing between both countries.

Facebook tests drone for Internet relay
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (Xinhua) – Facebook Inc has completed the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, a high-altitude unmanned aircraft designed to relay Internet access in the world’s remote areas, the...

British first double hand transplant ‘successfully’ completed
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (Xinhua) – Leeds General Infirmary announced Friday that a team of eight surgeons has successfully undertaken Britain’s first double hand transplant. International Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

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