United States, Cuba to Begin Next Round of Talks Feb. 27

February 23, 2015 | 12:46 am | 0 Comment


Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba are set to continue their newly-launched high-level talks later this week. On Feb. 27, the US and Cuba will hold talks in Washington, DC focusing on “reestablishing diplomatic relations,” according to a State Department statement. The talks come after a dialogue held in Havana on Jan. more...

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US Senators Visit Cuba

February 18, 2015 | 10:59 am | 0 Comment


Above: US Senator Claire McCaskill By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of United States Senators visited Havana this week. The lawmakers included Virginia’s Mark Warner, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar. The group aimed to support a bill that would lift the longstanding US embargo on Cuba, and the Senators also sought to more...

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The Caribbean and Cuba

February 16, 2015 | 2:50 pm | 0 Comment


By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor At the end of 2014, Havana welcomed the regional Heads of State a December when it hosted the 5th Caricom-Cuba Summit. From first appearances, this summit did not disappoint as it offered an opportunity to glad hand and position photo-ops for all of the leaders of the region while not rustling any feathers or proclaiming much more...

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Supporting Cuba’s Entrepeneurs

February 13, 2015 | 5:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States’ approach to Cuba in large part about “empowering the Cuban people and Cuban civil society,” the State Department said Friday in a statement. The State Department said in a media note that the country’s recent rapprochement with its Caribbean neighbour, including regulatory changes issued by more...

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Cuba Wins Caribbean Series for First Time Since 1960

February 9, 2015 | 5:45 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Cuban team following its victory By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a new baseball champion: Cuba. The island’s Pinar del Rio club won the Caribbean Series this week, 55 years after their previous victory. Cuba had only returned to series play last year, after more than a half century on the outside of what is the preeminent baseball more...

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Netflix Expands to Cuba

February 9, 2015 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards” By the Caribbean Journal staff Internet film and TV giant Netflix has expanded to Cuba. Following the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the United States, the entertainment firm announced that, beginning Monday, Cubans with Internet connections and access to international payment options could subscribe to Netflix more...

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Fidel Castro Appears in New Photo

February 3, 2015 | 7:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the photo of Castro and University student Randy Perdomo Garcia By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in a new photo released by the country’s government. The photo of Castro is the first of him in public in five months. The photo seems to have been taken of Castro with Randy Perdomo Garcia, president of the more...

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Fidel Castro’s Newest Message Addresses US-Cuba Thaw

January 26, 2015 | 10:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Fidel Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Just weeks after rumours of the death of Fidel Castro swirled across the Internet, the former Cuban leader has broken his silence with a new message. In the new message, which was addressed to Cuba’s University Student Federation and released by Cuba's government, Castro is reported to mark the 70th anniversary more...

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JetBlue “Interested” in Cuba Flights

January 24, 2015 | 12:48 am | 0 Comment


Above: Trinidad, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has been on a rapid expansion push in the Caribbean of late, with new additions like Trinidad, Curacao and Cartagena. But it has its eyes on another market: Cuba, should travel (and air travel) to the island become fully legal. “JetBlue is interested in providing additional service to Cuba from more...

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New York’s Andrew Cuomo to Lead Trade Mission to Cuba

January 24, 2015 | 12:25 am | 0 Comment


Above: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo By the Caribbean Journal staff New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to lead a trade mission to Cuba this year, he announced. The mission is one of a series of six foreign trade missions planned by the Governor this year to stops like Mexico, Canada and Israel. Cuomo’s visit to Cuba will be “ in the coming more...

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