Cuba

Cuban Cigars: This is the Film to Watch

 By the Caribbean Journal It’s one of the most sought-after luxury products in the world: the Cuban cigar. But due to the decades-long freeze between the United States and Cuba, cigars have remained a seductive mystery to millions. The recent rapprochement …

This Company Is Planning to Open Its 28th Hotel in Cuba

 Above: the recent signing ceremony for the new property By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is expanding in Cuba. The company announced this week that it would be developing a new resort in the Varadero area. The …

United States, Cuba Set to Resume Talks on Reopening Embassies

 Above: Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba will be resuming their high-level bilateral talks next week on re-establishing diplomatic ties and reopening embassies, the State Department …

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 Above: the meeting in the Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro and Pope Francis met privately in the Vatican City early Sunday morning. According to a note from the press office of the Holy See, …

 Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro visited Russia’s capital, Moscow, this week. The trip included a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev,. Castro was on hand for the 70th anniversary celebration …

 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 …

 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: 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 …

 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 …