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Cuba Takes Second Medal in Judo

 Above: an aerial view of the Games (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has won its second medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games, thanks to Asley Gonzalez, although the Caribbean region is still seeking its first …

Cuba Notches First Medal in London With Silver in Women’s Judo

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region’s first London 2012 medal has come thanks to Cuba. Cuban Judo competitor Yanet Bermoy Acosta took home silver in the women’s judo final.. The 25-year-old, who is coached by Ronaldo Veitia, is …

After Cholera Outbreaks in Haiti and Cuba, Dominica Prepares “Just in Case”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following high-profile cholera outbreaks in Haiti and Cuba in the last two years, Dominica says its Ministry of Health is being “proactive” in defending the country against a potential outbreak. There are no indications of …

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 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Cuba and Norway have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at implementing Norwegian aid donations to Haiti, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Havana. The agreement was signed last week by …

 Above: Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Minister Phillip Paulwell will soon lead a five-member delegation to Cuba aimed for discussions on renewable energy, information and communication, the government announced Wednesday. Paulwell is the country’s Minister …

 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 …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 

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