Cuba

Cuba Wins Caribbean Series for First Time Since 1960

 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 …

Netflix Expands to Cuba

 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 …

Fidel Castro Appears in New Photo

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Trinidad, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has been on a rapid expansion push in the Caribbean of late, with new additions like Trinidad, Curacao and Cartagena. But it has its eyes on another market: Cuba, should travel (and …

 Above: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo By the Caribbean Journal staff New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to lead a trade mission to Cuba this year, he announced. The mission is one of a series of six foreign …

 Above: US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff A United States envoy is visiting Cuba this week for talks aimed at re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. US Assistant Secretary …

 Above: US President Barack Obama By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a speech which included the country’s recent thawing of relations with Cuba. Obama addressed the …

 Above: the Starfish Cuatro Palmas in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new resort has opened its doors in Cuba. Blue Diamond’s Starfish brand has officially debuted its new resort in the Varadero area of the island. The Starfish …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Following this month’s historic thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, the US government has announced a series of diplomatic and economic changes. Those changes include major shifts to the …

 Above: the new Meliá Jardines del Rey By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia has opened its newest all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean: the Meliá Jardines del Rey. The family-oriented, all-inclusive resort began operations at the turn of the new year …

 Above: a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has eclipsed three million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the government. That represented a growth of around 6 percent over the previous year, according to …

 Above a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In light of the recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, many wonder about the future of American tourism to Cuba, and what that will mean both for …

 Above: a Copa plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines has launched new flights between Panama and Santa Clara, Cuba, the carrier announced. Santa Clara is the carrier’s second location in Cuba. “People who love nature, idyllic beaches and …

 Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana By Alexander Britell MIAMI —What will an open Cuba mean for the rest of the Caribbean tourism industry? For now, the Caribbean travel industry seems to be taking a wait-and-see approach. “Over the …

 Above: the Memories Holguin Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Memories Resorts is expanding in Cuba. The company has acquired the former Riu Playa Turquesa in the area of Holguin, which will now be operated as Memories Holguin Resort. The …

 Above: Havana By Alexander Britell The Caribbean changed forever on Wednesday morning. United States President Barack Obama announced a major shift in more than half-century of American politics, signaling the two countries’ desire to work toward normalizing relations. The announcement …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST month I was a member of the delegation that visited Cuba with Jamaica Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to look at that country’s preparation for Ebola, and thus take back some lessons for implementation in …