JetBlue President Visits Cuba With New York State Trade Mission

April 23, 2015 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment


Above: JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo boarding a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue President Robin Hayes visited Cuba this week as part of a trade mission led by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The delegation’s visit included talks with Cuban First Vice President MIguel Diaz-Canel. Hayes was joined more...

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Cuba’s Newest Resort Opens in Varadero

April 16, 2015 | 3:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Varadero Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Tour operator Sunwing has officially debuted its Grand Memories Varadero resort. The property is the first in the Memories chain to carry the “Grand” moniker. It includes 1,110 rooms and suites and is offered exclusively by Sunwing, the company said. The all-suite adults-only section of Grand Memories more...

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Sunwing Adding More Cuba Flights

April 6, 2015 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Sunwing’s Starfish Cuatro Palmas By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Vacations is adding more flights to Cuba. The company announced that it would be offering direct service from the city of Kelowna in British Columbia to Varadero, Cuba. The new seasonal flights will depart weekly on Fridays between Dec. 18, 2015 and April 15, 2016. The company more...

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Airbnb Enters Cuba Market

April 2, 2015 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Hospitality firm Airbnb is coming to Cuba. The short-term hospitality company announced the move on Thursday, making it one of the first US companies to offer accommodations for licensed US travelers since the US-Cuba rapprochement last year. “When we founded Airbnb in 2008, our dream was to help create a world more...

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Cuba, US Plan Human Rights Dialogue

March 31, 2015 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Delegations of the United States and Cuba met Tuesday at the State Department ahead of a future dialogue on human rights, according to a statement. The purpose of the talks was to “discuss the methodology, topics, and structure” of a dialogue on human rights. “The atmosphere of the meeting was professional, and more...

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Sunwing Launching New Cuba Flights

March 23, 2015 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Memories Varadero Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Vacations has announced plans to launch summer service from Ottawa for the first time, the company announced. The flights, which launch May 11, will operate weekly between Ottawa and the Cuban destination of Varadero. “Ottawa is an important gateway for us. Over the past winter more...

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New York Cosmos to Play Game in Cuba

March 17, 2015 | 9:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Cosmos in action By the Caribbean Journal staff The The New York Cosmos, the revival of what was perhaps the most famous football side in American sports history, will be visiting Cuba this year. The Cosmos, who play in the North American Soccer League, will be playing the Leones del Caribe Cuban football team in Cuba June 2. In doing so, the Cosmos more...

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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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