A Caribbean Lesson From Cuba

November 7, 2014 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor LAST month I was a member of the delegation that visited Cuba with Jamaica Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to look at that country's preparation for Ebola, and thus take back some lessons for implementation in Jamaica. There is no doubt that even though Ebola is unlikely to penetrate the Caribbean region, the fact is that the more...

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Another Earthquake Near Cuba

October 19, 2014 | 2:42 am | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba's year of heightened seismic activity is continuing. Another earthquake struck near Cuba early Sunday morning, with a 4.4 magnitude quake occurring southeast of the country. The quake struck at a depth of 13 kilometres with an epicentre about 62 kilometres more...

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In Miami, the Modern Art of Cuba

October 6, 2014 | 8:12 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Abel Barroso, La Mesa de las Negociaciones, 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the Pan American Art Projects gallery in Miami's Wynwood district is taking a look at the diversity of contemporary art in Cuba. The show, Permutations, brings together the works of five artists who both live and work in Cuba: Abel Barroso, J Roberto Diago, more...

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Cayman Islands, Cuba Conclude High-Level Talks on Migration

September 23, 2014 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Hotel Nacional de Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Cuba are working on the development of a new memorandum of understanding following the conclusion of high-level talks in Havana last week. The meetings, which took place at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana at the end of last week, largely focused on ways to prevent illegal more...

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Cuba Looking to Develop Golf Courses in Tourism Push

September 8, 2014 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the Carbonera Club project By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba's government says it is looking to push the development of golf courses and related real estate developments. According to Jose Reinaldo Daniel Alonso, director of business at Cuba's Ministry of Tourism, his office is looking to promote joint ventures for these kinds of more...

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Cuba: 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Country’s Southern Coast

August 25, 2014 | 8:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Cuba on Monday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 17 kilometres about 57 kilometres southwest of El Cobre and about 66 kilometres more...

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Copa Airlines Adding New Cuba Market

August 4, 2014 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Copa's hub in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is adding a new flight to Cuba, the company announced. The company will be adding twice-weekly direct flight from Panama City to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. Cayo Santa Maria will be Copa's second destination in Cuba, with service set to begin in December. Copa already offers more...

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China President Visits Cuba

July 24, 2014 | 5:03 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cuba's Raul Castro and China's Xi Jinping in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Cuba this week. The visit came a week after Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made another high-profile visit to the Caribbean island. This week's trip was Xi's first major trip to the Caribbean this year; a more...

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Op-Ed: What’s Putin Putting in Cuba?

July 17, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment


By Jaime Suchlicki Op-Ed Contributor THE RECENT visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Cuba rekindled memories of the Cold War. In those days, the Soviets used Cuba to challenge and spy on the United States. An electronic eavesdropping facility was placed on the island. Airports and ports to service the Soviet planes and fleet were upgraded. Finally, nuclear more...

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Russia Writing Off $32 Billion of Cuba’s Outstanding Debt

July 14, 2014 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment


Above: Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin lays a wreath at the memorial of national hero Jose Marti in Havana (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russia is writing off about $32 billion of Cuba's outstanding debt, the two countries announced this weekend. The debt dates back to the Soviet era, and the move amounts to a write-off of 90 percent of more...

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