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Usher and Ludacris Visit Cuba

 Stars in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s continuing to grow as a destination for music stars. And the trend continued this week as a pair of high-profile artists visited the Caribbean island. Following the recent trip to Cuba by Rihanna, …

US, Cuba Officially Restore Diplomatic Relations, Reopen Embassies

 New embassies in Washington and Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff In a historic moment for the region, the United States and Cuba reopened their respective embassies in Washington and Havana on Monday morning, officially restoring diplomatic relations. American and …

A Hollywood Legend Visits Cuba

  By Cuba Journal Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola visited Cuba this week at the invitation of the International School of Cinema and Television in San Antonio de los Baños. Coppola, whose portfolio includes the Godfather films and Apocalypse Now, among …

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  The Hemingway Daiquiri – a twist on the classic cocktail of rum, lime juice and sugar – is the subject of some debate among the drink’s enthusiasts. The recipe commonly associated with the order of the “Hemingway Daiquiri” is actually …

  Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship …

 Above: an Air France plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is increasing its service to Havana. The French carrier announced this week that it would be adding an additional Wednesday flight from Paris to Havana beginning in October. …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir is adding a brand-new destination: Havana, Cuba. The carrier announced the move this week; the flights will begin out of Curacao on July 3. (The service includes connections from …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is expanding its charter services to Cuba, the company announced Tuesday. The company said it would be launching charter flights between New York and Havana, making it the first major carrier to …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There could soon be a new way to get to Cuba from the United States: by sea. A Florida-based company called CubaKat says it is looking to develop high-speed catamaran ferry service between …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ 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 …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a new charter flight to Cuba. The company announced Thursday that it had made an agreement with its partner, ABC Charters, to add a new flight to Cuba beginning this …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite the recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, travel to the island by most Americans is still limited. That means trips are only legal when undertaken with licensed tour companies on …

 Above: the Miramar hotel in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new brand at the largest hotel in Havana. Memories has taken over management at the former Occidental Miramar Havana, the largest hotel in Cuba’s capital. The …

 Above: an Avianca flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia-based air carrier Avianca has expanded its service to Havana, Cuba, the carrier announced. Avianca will be increasing the number of flights between Colombia’s capital, Bogota and Havana from four to …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Senator Patrick Leahy is urging a new United States policy toward Cuba. Leahy was speaking this week following a recent Atlantic Council poll that found that a majority of American …

 Above: Cuba’s Fidel Castro with Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff (Photo: ACN Cuba) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro held meetings with several of the regional leaders visiting Havana this week for the CELAC summit, the government said. …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in Havana (Photo: JIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller held talks Monday with Cuban President Raul Castro. The two met in the context of the Community of …

 Above: Le Toiny in St Barth You probably know of Le Toiny in St Barth, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive hotels. You may know of its rooms, or its service — or its food (indeed, CJ recently named Le …