Op-Ed: Economic Sanctions and United States-Cuba Relations

By José Azel Op-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 […]


LIAT, COPA Airlines Partner to Help Cultural Programme in Cuba

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 […]


Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

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 […]


Cuba's Raul Castro Heads to Trinidad

Above: Cuban President Raul Castro (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban President Raul Castro will pay a State Visit to Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow, coinciding with his participation in the CARICOM-Cuba Summit. Castro, who will be in […]

Chef Nigel Spence on Jerk, Caribbean Cuisine and Beating Bobby Flay

Born in Jamaica, New York-based Chef Nigel Spence has in a short time become one of the leading Caribbean chefs in the United States. From defeating celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the latter’s show, “Throwdown,” to helming a successful restaurant, […]

Trinidad's Athletes to Get Cuban Help

Above: Trinidad Sports Minister Anil Roberts with high school basketball players in Trinidad (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Cuban coaches will be heading to Trinidad and Tobago to improve athletic performance in the country, as […]


Bahamas, Cuba Sign Border Agreement

Above: MFA Brent Symonette and Ambassador Jose Luis Ponce Caraballo (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 18 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba have officially signed an agreement for maritime delimitations between the two countries. Minister […]

Jamaica, Cuba Sign Anti-Trafficking Pact

Above: Minister of National Security Sen. Dwight Nelson (JIS Photo) Jamaica and Cuba have signed agreements to fight drug trafficking in the Caribbean, according to a Ministry Paper giving details of the agreements. The two states signed an Operational Police […]

Cuban Biomedical Team in Jamaica

The first members of a Cuban biomedical engineering team are in Jamaica to restore medical equipment in the public health system. The biomedical agreement between Jamaica and Cuba will last for two years and cost $350,000, according to Health Minister […]


Caribbean PMs Join Barbados Row over Doctors Trained in Cuba

A controversy in Barbados over the training of doctors in Cuba has extended beyond its shores. Last week, Dr Carlos Chase, president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, in an email to BAMP’s members, expressed concerns about an alleged […]

Bahamas, Norway Strengthen Ties

New Ambassador Peter Opdahl arrives at Government House (BIS Photo) The Bahamas accredited a new Norwegian Ambassador to the Bahamas, aiming to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries. Peter Opdahl was named Non-Resident Ambassador, although he will be resident […]

After 20 Years, Bahamas and Cuba Reach Agreement on Maritime Border

Photo Source: NASA Visible Earth Following 20 years of negotiations, the Bahamas and Cuba have reached an agreement on their maritime border, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette. Symonette would not confirm when the matter would definitively be […]


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