Cuba

Cuban Refugees Repatriated from Cayman

 Above: the Cuban vessel By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Cuban migrants that arrived in the Cayman Islands in April have been repatriated to Cuba. There were a total of 27 men and one woman on a boat …

Cayman Seeks Cuban Refugees After Escape from Detention Centre

 Above: the boat that landed in Cayman Brac April 18 (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands law enforcement and immigration officers are looking for two Cuban refugees who escaped from the territory’s Immigration Detention Centre Saturday night. …

Cuban Boat Lands in Cayman Brac

 Above: the vessel which landed on Cayman Brac (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A Cuban vessel with 28 people on board landed Wednesday afternoon in Cayman Brac, the government announced. There were 27 males and one female on …

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 Above: a Bacardi ad from 1902 (Photo: Bacardi) Just like Haiti’s Barbancourt, which Rum Journal tasted last week, another major player in the rum world is celebrating its sesquicentennial. It was 1830 when Don Facundo Bacardi Massó, a wine merchant, …

 Above: Marlins Park in Miami’s Little Havana By Dr Andy GomezOp-Ed Contributor For the last couple of weeks, it has been a bit tough for the Cuban-American community in South Florida. First, it was the Pope’s visit to Cuba, when …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor A Country in Transition I first visited Havana, Cuba at the end of the 1980s. It was a country in transition, with the “Cold War’” beginning to thaw. That “war,” driven by mighty rhetoric, political …

 Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo) By Lincoln Depradine Grenada and Cuba, which have had diplomatic relations for 33 years, have agreed to forge stronger ties and work more closely together. The relationship between the two states, which includes hundreds …

 Above: the Cuban and Haitian Foreign Ministers signing the agreements (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cuba signed three technical assistance agreements in a ceremony at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince on Friday. The agreements are part …

 By José AzelOp-Ed Contributor US economic sanctions against Cuba were first authorized in 1961 when President John F Kennedy issued an executive order in response to the Cuban government’s expropriation without compensation of American assets. Five decades later, the issue …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air carriers LIAT and COPA Airlines are partnering with government of Barbados, the Cuban Embassy and Caribbean Publishers, Inc to move books to Cuba for a major cultural show. LIAT’s cargo aircraft will transport the …

 This article originally appeared in Untapped Cities. By Albert José-Antonio López Twelve years have passed since Princeton Architectural Press first published John Loomis’s Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools. In the time that has passed since its humble introduction to the …

 By Alexander Britell While Cuban cigars are renowned the world over for their quality and their history, the process of how Cuban cigars are made – and just what they mean to the Cuban people – have remained largely unexplored, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes has accepted letters of credence from Ernesto Soberon Guzman, the new Cuban ambassador to the Bahamas. Guzman succeeds former Ambassador Jose Ponce Caraballo. “You should find that the service …

 Above: Cuban President Raul Castro (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban President Raul Castro will pay a State Visit to Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow, coinciding with his participation in the CARICOM-Cuba Summit. Castro, who will be in …

 Above: Trinidad Sports Minister Anil Roberts with high school basketball players in Trinidad (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Cuban coaches will be heading to Trinidad and Tobago to improve athletic performance in the country, as …

 Above: MFA Brent Symonette and Ambassador Jose Luis Ponce Caraballo (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 18 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba have officially signed an agreement for maritime delimitations between the two countries. Minister …

 Above: From left, Foreign Minister Brent Symonette and Ambassador Ponce (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 13 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba will officially sign an agreement on the delimitation of sea boundaries between the …

 Above: Minister of National Security Sen. Dwight Nelson (JIS Photo) Jamaica and Cuba have signed agreements to fight drug trafficking in the Caribbean, according to a Ministry Paper giving details of the agreements. The two states signed an Operational Police …