Venezuelan leader pays visit to new Cuban president
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Havana Friday to meet with Cuba's new president and ratify his struggling nation's ties with one of its few remaining allies.He acted quickly --...

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice-president and lauded...

Change of Leadership in Cuba
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  For the first time since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro toppled the United States-backed Fulgencia Batista dictatorial regime in 1959, someone outside the Castro family has assumed the Presidency of Cuba as...

Relations with Washington Remain Cool
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Ambassador Lissette Perez also spoke about the Cuba-U.S. relations in light of a new leader. She said that while Cuba remains open to relations with the U.S., they will not [...]

Cuba to Continue Aid to CARICOM
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What does a new leader mean for the CARICOM region which depends heavily on Cuba for health, education and other forms of aid? According to Ambassador Lissette Perez, the regional [...]

Cuba Has New President but Castro Legacy to Continue
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The news around the world on Thursday was the installation of the new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. He became Cuba’s first leader sans the Castro surname in over fifty years. [...]

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over reins
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HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba marked the end of an era yesterday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, becoming the first leader of the Caribbean island in six decades who is not named...

Raul Castro leaving Cuban presidency, not power
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Raul Castro is stepping down from Cuba's presidency, but he isn't giving up power.The 86-year-old former guerrilla remains head of Cuba's Communist Party, a position that leaves him with broad...

Miguel Diaz-Canel, the New President of Cuba
Channel 5 Belize

Miguel Diaz-Canel was officially named as the new President of Cuba today, one day after a secret vote in that country’s National Assembly. Diaz-Canel, who turns fifty-eight on Friday, has [...]

Cuba's new president sworn in
Nation News

HAVANA –  A new era dawned in Cuba on Thursday when 57-year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel was sworn in as the new president of the communist country, replacing Raúl Castro who decided to bring to an end the...

Cuba gets ready to elect a new President
Antigua Observer

Cuba’s Parliament is certain to pick a 57-year-old electrical engineer to guide the Caribbean country into a new era following the decision of 86-year-old Raúl Castro, to bring to an end the Castro’s...

Cuba’s new president is the first non-Castro in 42 years
Dominica News Online

Cuba’s new President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel grew up in the Cuban revolution and it’s clear his mission is to make sure it survives. In his first speech as president Thursday, Díaz-Canel emphasized...

Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed as Cuba's new president
Telegraph UK

Miguel D az-Canel confirmed as Cuba's new president ALL SECTIONS More Miguel D az-Canel confirmed as Cuba's new president The Castro era came to an end at a session of Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power in Havana,...

Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Cuba's Castro
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Cuba's President Raul Castro, officials announced yesterday on the eve of a vote in the National Assembly.Diaz-Canel, a 57-year-old Communist...

Castro rule nears end in Cuba, Diaz-Canel poised to take over
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The Castro brothers' six-decade grip on power in Cuba approached its end Wednesday as the country's National Assembly named number two Miguel Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for the...

Canada recall of diplomat families over mystery illness 'unjustified' — Cuba
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba said Wednesday it saw no justification for Canada's decision to recall the families of its diplomatic staff on the island following a probe into an as-yet unexplained illness affecting US...

Castro nears retirement as Cuban president; successor proposed
Nation News

HAVANA – Cuba’s Raul Castro moved closer to retiring as president on Wednesday as the country’s parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace him, in a shift that will usher in the island’s first...

Thirty nine years of diplomatic relations celebrated in Havana
Spice Islander

TUESDAY APRIL 17TH, 2018, HAVANA, CUBA, On Saturday April 14th, 2018, the Grenada Embassy in Havana celebrated 39th years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Those present included Students, Cubans of...

Update: Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba
Jamaica Gleaner

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba today selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that...

Cuba's National Assembly begins meeting to chose Castro successor
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's National Assembly on Wednesday began a historic two-day meeting to elect a successor to President Raul Castro, whose departure will end his family's six-decade grip on power. Stepping down...

Cuban state media say new president to be elected today
Jamaica Gleaner

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s National Assembly will elect a new president today and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro...

Cuba's new president to be elected today
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president today and announce the replacement for Raul Castro tomorrow, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family...

Younger party official faces test as Cuba's next president
Jamaica Observer

SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Raul Castro travels in motorcades of gleaming imported sedans. Rings of grim-faced bodyguards protect him, pistols under crisp guayabera shirts. The 86-year-old president of Cuba arrives at...

LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Go Jamaica

There is a Trough is across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a dissipating stationary front across eastern Cuba. The Frontal system is expected to move north over the southern Bahamas before dissipati

This Day in History — April 17
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 107th day of 2018. There are 258 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1961: Cuba is invaded at “Bay of Pigs” by a US supported invasion force of 1,500 Cuban exiles, who are defeated by Fidel...

Kathryn Phipps is ambassador-designate to Cuba
Jamaica Observer

SENATOR Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, has announced the appointment of Kathryn Phipps as ambassador-designate to Cuba.Phipps, who is an attorney-at-law with more than 30 years of...

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