What Will An Open Cuba Mean For the Caribbean Travel Industry?

December 19, 2014 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana By Alexander Britell MIAMI —What will an open Cuba mean for the rest of the Caribbean tourism industry? For now, the Caribbean travel industry seems to be taking a wait-and-see approach. "Over the years there has been much discussion about what the impact will be if and when Cuba is open to U.S. visitors," said more...

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Memories Resorts Expands in Cuba

December 18, 2014 | 1:21 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Memories Holguin Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Memories Resorts is expanding in Cuba. The company has acquired the former Riu Playa Turquesa in the area of Holguin, which will now be operated as Memories Holguin Resort. The beachfront property has a total of 531 guestrooms and suites, along with seven restaurants and six bars, including a more...

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US to Normalize Relations With Cuba

December 17, 2014 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Havana By Alexander Britell The Caribbean changed forever on Wednesday morning. United States President Barack Obama announced a major shift in more than half-century of American politics, signaling the two countries' desire to work toward normalizing relations. The announcement came alongside a high-level prisoner swap of Alan Gross, a USAID more...

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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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