Cuba

US Government Approves Ferry Service From Florida to Cuba

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major step, the United States has begun approving licenses for a number of ferry companies to operate services between the United States and Cuba. While a number of hurdles remain, from …

InselAir Launching Havana Flights

 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 …

Sunwing Keeps Adding Cuba Flights

 Above: Memories Holguin By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Cuba expansion continues to gain steam. The Canadian vacation giant has added a series of new flights to Cuba, the company announced this week. The company announced that it would be …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 The United States’ approach to Cuba in large part about “empowering the Cuban people and Cuban civil society,” the State Department said Friday in a statement. The State Department said in a media …

 Above: the Cuban team following its victory By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a new baseball champion: Cuba. The island’s Pinar del Rio club won the Caribbean Series this week, 55 years after their previous victory. Cuba had …

 Above: Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards” By the Caribbean Journal staff Internet film and TV giant Netflix has expanded to Cuba. Following the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the United States, the entertainment firm announced that, beginning Monday, Cubans …

 Above: the photo of Castro and University student Randy Perdomo Garcia By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in a new photo released by the country’s government. The photo of Castro is the first of him …

 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 …