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Fidel Castro’s Newest Message Addresses US-Cuba Thaw

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

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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

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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

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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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United States Sends Envoy to Cuba

January 20, 2015 | 11:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff A United States envoy is visiting Cuba this week for talks aimed at re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S Jacobson launches her visit in Havana more...

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Barack Obama on Cuba: “It’s Time to Try Something New”

January 20, 2015 | 9:59 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: US President Barack Obama By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a speech which included the country's recent thawing of relations with Cuba. Obama addressed the United States’ recent rapprochement with the Caribbean island after more than a half-century without diplomatic more...

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Blue Diamond’s Starfish Brand Opens Second Resort in Cuba

January 18, 2015 | 10:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Starfish Cuatro Palmas in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new resort has opened its doors in Cuba. Blue Diamond’s Starfish brand has officially debuted its new resort in the Varadero area of the island. The Starfish Cuatro Palmas is the brand’s second resort on the island, with a total of 282 rooms. It is a family-targeted, more...

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These are the New Rules For United States Travel to Cuba

January 15, 2015 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Following this month's historic thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, the US government has announced a series of diplomatic and economic changes. Those changes include major shifts to the regulations governing travel to Cuba, although it does not mean full, unencumbered travel to the Caribbean more...

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Meliá Opens New Cuba Resort

January 2, 2015 | 1:49 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Meliá Jardines del Rey By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia has opened its newest all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean: the Meliá Jardines del Rey. The family-oriented, all-inclusive resort began operations at the turn of the new year in the Cayo Coco beach area of Cuba. The resort opened in its first phase with a total of 624 rooms, part of more...

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Cuba Tops 3 Million Tourists in 2014

December 31, 2014 | 5:14 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has eclipsed three million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the government. That represented a growth of around 6 percent over the previous year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The number was topped following a flight by Canada’s Sunwing to the Jardines del Rey airport on more...

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Who Travels to Cuba?

December 26, 2014 | 7:10 pm | 0 Comment

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Above a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In light of the recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, many wonder about the future of American tourism to Cuba, and what that will mean both for Cuba and for the rest of the region. So we thought it might be helpful to show how many travelers are visiting Cuba, and where they come more...

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