Cuba

United States Coast Guard Returns 46 Cuban Migrants to Cuba

 Above: the United States Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island (Photo: USCG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Cuba on sunday, the Coast Guard announced in …

Cuba Reports “Record Number” of Tourist Arrivals in 2012

 Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana (Photo: Melia Hotels) By the Caribbean Journal staff Almost 2.84 million foreign tourists traveled to Cuba in 2012, according to a report in Cuba’s Granma government newspaper. That number reportedly represented growth of …

Haiti PM Visits Caracas for PetroCaribe Talks With Venezuela’s Vice President

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Venezuela President Hugo Chavez remains in Cuba with decliing health, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe jetted to Caracas Wednesday for talks with Venezuela’s Vice President, …

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 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Cuban detainees have escaped from an immigration detention centre in Cayman, authorities said Friday. The two detainees, Wilfredo Alarcon and Francisco Perez Rodrigues, were discovered missing from …

 Above: State Minister Arnoldo Brown, Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Yuri Gala Lopez and Jamaica Foreign Minister Sen. AJ Nicholson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Cuba this week marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the …

 Above: Alma Adams By the Caribbean Journal staff Alma Adams has been presented with her instruments of appointment by Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes as the Bahamas’ new Ambassador to Cuba Adams is the first woman ever named to the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly at a meeting in Cuba (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met with a group of non-resident Ambassadors to Haiti during his trip to Havana this week. Martelly reportedly …

 Above: Cuba’s Raul Castro and Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cuba strengthened their ties Wednesday by signing a series of cooperation agreements in fields including public health and agriculture. The agreements …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Europe last week (Photo: OP Haiti) Haiti President Michel Martelly, who just returned to the country from a tour of Europe, is heading to Cuba this week for a three-day visit. The trip, which …

 Above: damage from Hurricane Sandy in Nicaro, Mayari, Cuba (UN Photo/Juan Pablo Carreras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba is now beginning to receive aid from United Nations agencies following damage to the country from Hurricane Sandy. The first shipment …

 Above: the Bacardi Building’s campus in downtown Miami (Photo: Midtown Miami Now) By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic Bacardi Building, the signature former US home of the global rum giant, has been sold, Bacardi announced Tuesday. The property has …

 Above: the Olympic Stadium (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s strong track showing gave Cuba a run in the London Olympics, but a surge on the final day of competition vaulted Cuba into the top spot on …

 Above: a pole vaulter competes in London (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s medal count now totals seven, following a silver medal by Yarisley Silva in the women’s pole vault competition Monday. The 25-year-old native of Pinar …

 Above: London (Photos: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has upped its medal count to five with the addition of its first two gold medals of the London Olympic Games. Cuba’s Leuris Pupo took home gold in the …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …