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The Caribbean and Cuba

 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 …

JetBlue to Add New Cuba Charter Flight

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a new charter flight to Cuba. The company announced Thursday that it had made an agreement with its partner, ABC Charters, to add a new flight to Cuba beginning this …

A New Way to Visit Cuba

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite the recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, travel to the island by most Americans is still limited. That means trips are only legal when undertaken with licensed tour companies on …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Miramar hotel in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new brand at the largest hotel in Havana. Memories has taken over management at the former Occidental Miramar Havana, the largest hotel in Cuba’s capital. The …

 Above: an Avianca flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia-based air carrier Avianca has expanded its service to Havana, Cuba, the carrier announced. Avianca will be increasing the number of flights between Colombia’s capital, Bogota and Havana from four to …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Senator Patrick Leahy is urging a new United States policy toward Cuba. Leahy was speaking this week following a recent Atlantic Council poll that found that a majority of American …

 Above: Cuba’s Fidel Castro with Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff (Photo: ACN Cuba) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro held meetings with several of the regional leaders visiting Havana this week for the CELAC summit, the government said. …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in Havana (Photo: JIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller held talks Monday with Cuban President Raul Castro. The two met in the context of the Community of …

 Above: Le Toiny in St Barth You probably know of Le Toiny in St Barth, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive hotels. You may know of its rooms, or its service — or its food (indeed, CJ recently named Le …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell is currently on a working visit to Cuba. Mitchell held talks with Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina Gonzalez in Havana on Thursday, which the Cuban government called …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla met Tuesday with Zambian Foreign Minister Efforn Chakupa Lungu in Havana. The two sides reportedly expressed a willingness to strengthen the countries’ diplomatic ties, which were first …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party arrived in Havana on Monday morning. The group, led by Rui Falcao, president of the centre-left Workers’ Party, was received by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba and Vietnam have signed an agreement to strengthen bilateral cooperation on education, Cuba’s government announced on Thursday. The agreement was signed this week by Rodolfo Alarcon, head of Cuba’s Ministry of Higher …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis will consider the possibility of establishing an embassy in Cuba in 2014, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. Douglas revealed the plan during a courtesy call with Cuban …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s government said it would hold a national day of mourning on Friday following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The national day will come after a nearly two-day official mourning period …

 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 …

 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 …