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...

Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba 
Jamaica Observer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Walt Disney Co cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

Hotel and Tourism Association Discusses Cuba, Other Impacts at Annual Meeting
St Thomas Source

The impacts of Zika, Cuba’s opening and Airbnb were leading topics at the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association’s annual general membership meeting on Friday morning. read more

Cuba clears way for cruise ship resumption
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba cleared the way Friday for the resumption of cruise voyages from the United States, lifting a restriction on Cubans entering or leaving the country by sea.

Fidel Castro talks about death at party congress
Nation News

HAVANA – Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro emerged from seclusion on Tuesday to muse about death and provide encouragement to his followers, in a rare speech at the closing of a Communist Party congress...

Cubans fleeing in high numbers despite new diplomatic ties 
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba is raising concerns among some on the communist-ruled island nation that the US could wipe away a special immigration policy...

Doctors stage protest
Nassau Guardian

Doctors, nurses and union leaders marched from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) to Rawson Square yesterday expressing concerns over what they called an unacceptable offer for a financial package and other issues connected...

Gov’t to acquire farming equipment from Cuba
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, April 20 (JIS) — As part of efforts to strengthen the agricultural sector, the Government will be acquiring durable equipment from Cuba, while also relying on the expertise they have developed in Greenhouse...

Usher among American artistes in Cuba
Nation News

HAVANA – A United States delegation of cultural leaders and artists, including Usher and Kal Penn, arrived in Havana, Cuba on Monday as part of a four-day artistic exchange. The 33-person cultural...

Fidel Castro speaks of death in address to Cuba’s Communist Party
Dominica News Online

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro emerged from seclusion on Tuesday to muse about death and provide encouragement to his followers, in a rare speech at the closing of a Communist Party congress in Havana. “Soon I...

Safety job a once-in-a-lifetime thing
Royal Gazette

When issues arise in the heat of an Americas Cup race, Bermudian Sam Bennett will be one of the first to respond. Mr Bennett, a 20-year-old PADI master scuba diver trainer, has been highlighted in his work as a safety...

Cuba's Castro keeps top job but leadership changes to come
Nation News

HAVANA – President Raul Castro will serve a second term as head of Cuba's Communist Party as the island's aging leaders see out a final period in power, amid economic reform and detente with the United...

Fidel Castro (90) Tells His Country Goodbye
Anguilla Life

HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 19 2016 (via  CNS)  – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power

Fidel makes second outing in two weeks at Communist Party meeting
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Fidel Castro made an appearance Tuesday at Cuba's Communist Party Congress, his second public outing in less than two weeks, State-run media reported.

Usher among U.S. artists visiting Cuba
Antigua Observer

HAVANA, Cuba - - A U.S. delegation of cultural leaders and artists, including Usher and Kal Penn, arrived in Havana, Cuba on Monday (April 18), as part of a four-day artistic exchange.

Cuban ambassdor calls on Senate president
Jamaica Observer

President of the Jamaican Senate Tom Tavares-Finson (left) greets Cuban Ambassador Bernardo Guanche Hernandez during a courtesy call at Gordon House last Friday. During the visit, the ambassador thanked the Jamaican...

Castro warns Cubans about US tactics
Nation News

HAVANA – President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Saturday that the United States was determined to end Cuba’s socialist revolution despite restoring relations and a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama,...

Barbados seeking to break into Cuban market
Nation News

WITH THE FORMAL re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States (US), Barbados and other CARICOM countries are now seeking to further partner with that country in an effort...

Cuban nationals apprehended
Antigua Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas, Apr 12, CMC – Bahamian law enforcement authorities said Tuesday they had apprehended the five Cuban nationals who escaped from the Bahamas Immigration Detention Centre over the last weekend.

Five Cubans escape from detention center
Antigua Observer

Five Cuban nationals have escaped from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, according to the Department of Immigration.

Five Cubans escape from detention center
Nassau Guardian

Five Cuban nationals have escaped from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, according to the Department of Immigration. Those Cuban nationals are Yasmani Rojas Marrero, Arsenio Morales Perez, Amaury/Amaurles Perez Vega,...

St James RADA to establish agro-business incubator
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James office of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is moving to set up an agro-business incubator at its headquarters in Catherine Hall.

Cuba will present new tourism opportunities for Jamaica, Caribbean - Bartlett
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's tourism minister says heightened interest in Cuba will bring opportunities for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Addressing the newly appointed directors of the boards of key agencies of the tourism ministry on...

Plaskett, Jackson Have Differing Views on Effect of Cuba Opening
St John Source

While many Virgin Islanders are concerned that the new, more open relation the United States is developing with Cuba might hurt the tourism industry in the territory, Sen. Myron Jackson takes a more positive view. ...

Plaskett, Jackson Have Differing Views on Effect of Cuba Opening
St Thomas Source

While many Virgin Islanders are concerned that the new, more open relation the United States is developing with Cuba might hurt the tourism industry in the territory, Sen. Myron Jackson takes a more positive view. ...

Plaskett, Jackson Have Differing Views on Effect of Cuba Opening
St Croix Source

While many Virgin Islanders are concerned that the new, more open relation the United States is developing with Cuba might hurt the tourism industry in the territory, Sen. Myron Jackson takes a more positive view. ...

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