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Cuba’s Raul Castro, Russia Foreign Minister Meet in Havana

 Above: the two officials in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov began a working visit to Cuba on Tuesday. Lavrov met with Cuban President Raul Castro in what Cuba’s government described as a “fraternal dialogue.” …

Russia Writing Off $32 Billion of Cuba’s Outstanding Debt

 Above: Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin lays a wreath at the memorial of national hero Jose Marti in Havana (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russia is writing off about $32 billion of Cuba’s outstanding debt, the two countries …

Jamaica Sees Big Jump in Tourist Arrivals From Russia

 Above: Trelawny (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received 12,000 tourists from Russia last year, according to data from the country’s Ambassador to Jamaica. That represented a 600 percent increase over 2012, according to Russian envoy Vladimir …

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 Above: the Crimea region of Ukraine By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is “deeply concerned” by the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the regional grouping said in a statement issued Wednesday. CARICOM said it called on all parties involved …

 Above: Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada remain the primary source markets for Caribbean tourism — but with the global tourism market getting more …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados and Russia are planning increased cooperation in a number of areas, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russia’s Ambassador to Nikolay Smirnov, recently paid a courtesy call on Barbados …

 Above: Raul Castro (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s Raul Castro met Friday with Valentina Matvienko, chairman of Russia’s Federation Council, who is on a visit to Cuba. The Federation Council is the upper house of Russia’s …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector is seeing significant growth from Russia, according to Radhames Martínez Aponte, technical vice minister at the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The country saw …

 Above: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will be in Cuba Thursday for a “working visit.” Medvedev’s visit will include meetings with Cuban leader Raul Castro, according to …

 Above: Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill (far left) with Russian Ambassador Vladimir Polenov (far right) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russian air carrier Transaero will begin nonstop service from Moscow to Montego Bay on Jan. 1, 2013. The service, …

 Above: OAS Headquarters in Washington (Photo: OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Russian Federation’s Central Electoral Commission has signed a framework agreement with the Organization of American States. The move coincides with Sunday’s Russian election, in which Prime Minister …

 Above: the UN Security Council (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nine countries are campaigning for elections tomorrow to decide the five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13. While the Latin America and Caribbean region will have …