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Cuba and Kuwait sign energy agreement

April 26, 2016
Cuba and Kuwait sign energy agreement HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- On Friday, Cuba and Kuwait signed in Havana the first agreement for long-term loan in the energy sector, which will allow the Caribbean nation to finance the construction project of 34 small hydroelectric plants. The signing of documents took place at the ministry of...

Panama builds shelters for Cubans stranded at border with Costa Rica

April 25, 2016
Panama builds shelters for Cubans stranded at border with Costa Rica HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Panamanian authorities have announced the building of shelters for some 2 500 Cubans stranded at the border with Costa Rica, who intend to continue their journey to the United States, where they hope to pursue the benefits offered only to Cuban citizens.

Cruise ships and other commercial vessels now approved to carry persons born in Cuba

April 23, 2016
Cruise ships and other commercial vessels now approved to carry persons born in Cuba MIAMI, USA -- Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, has announced it will sail as planned from the US to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuba-born passengers, for the company's week-long voyages to Cuba. Carnival Corporation worked closely with Cuba...

Commentary: The backlash to US-Cuba normalization and the misuse of human rights

April 23, 2016
Commentary: The backlash to US-Cuba normalization and the misuse of human rights In the bitter campaign to reverse the normalization of US-Cuba relations that has been driving forward since December 2014, human rights have again entered center stage. Critics of President Obama’s rapprochement with the Cuban government are “claiming vindication this week,”...

Jamaica to buy farming equipment from Cuba

April 22, 2016
Jamaica to buy farming equipment from Cuba KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- As part of efforts to strengthen the agricultural sector in Jamaica, the government will be acquiring durable equipment from Cuba, while also relying on Cuban expertise in greenhouse technology. Minister without portfolio in the ministry of industry, commerce...

Jamaica looks to multi-destination marketing deal with Cuba and Dominican Republic

April 20, 2016
Jamaica looks to multi-destination marketing deal with Cuba and Dominican Republic KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica’s tourism officials will meet with their counterparts in Cuba and the Dominican Republic this week to finalise an arrangement for the multi-destination marketing of the countries. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, made the disclosure at the opening of...

Cruise line continues talks with Cuba

April 20, 2016
Cruise line continues talks with Cuba MIAMI, USA -- Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, is continuing discussions with Cuba to allow cruise ships to operate in the same manner as current air charter operations, which transport Cuba-born individuals to and from Cuba. Fathom will begin sailing...

Cuba to host Caribbean summit

April 18, 2016
Cuba to host Caribbean summit HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The seventh summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will take place on June 4 in the Cuban capital of Havana, said the organization’s secretary general Alfonso Munera. Munera, who paid a working visit to Cuba last Wednesday, met with Cuba’s...

US Coast Guard repatriates 22 Cuban migrants

April 16, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 22 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 22 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Thursday. On Sunday, the cruise ship Carnival Sensation reported a rustic vessel with 22 suspected Cuban migrants aboard south of Dry Tortugas, Florida.

US releases 2015 human rights report

April 15, 2016
US releases 2015 human rights report WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the US State Department released its 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which include a number of countries in the Caribbean region. Speaking to reporters Secretary of State John Kerry emphasised that the human rights standards...

Barbados seeking to break into Cuban market

April 14, 2016
Barbados seeking to break into Cuban market BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- With the formal re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Barbados and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are now seeking to further partner with that country in an effort to take advantage of opportunities.

'Hundreds of thousands' of zika cases possible in Puerto Rico, says CDC official

April 13, 2016
'Hundreds of thousands' of zika cases possible in Puerto Rico, says CDC official WASHINGTON, USA -- According to US public health officials, the zika virus situation for Puerto Rico and other US territories looks particularly grim, with 354 confirmed cases and 37 pregnant women affected. “We are quite concerned about Puerto Rico, where the virus is spreading...

Over 220,000 patients worldwide benefit from Cuban diabetic foot medication

April 13, 2016
Over 220,000 patients worldwide benefit from Cuban diabetic foot medication HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- More than 220,000 patients in 30 countries benefit from the use of the Cuban medicine Heberprot-P, unique of its kind and marketed by Cuba, which reduces the rate of diabetic foot amputation. The benefits and impact that Heberprot-P have contributed to increased...

Water purification project arrives in Cuba

April 9, 2016
Water purification project arrives in Cuba SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba -- On Friday, 40 donors and participants from water purification project H2OpenDoors arrived in Santiago de Cuba for an eight-day expedition intended to meet innovators and entrepreneurs in Cuba and share ideas. There is much to be learned from both cultures.

US companies take part for the first time at Cuban construction fair

April 8, 2016
US companies take part for the first time at Cuban construction fair HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Ten US companies are taking part, for the first time, at Havana’s 11th International Construction Fair, evidencing the interest of the US business sector to invest in Cuba, said Abraham Vargas, representative of the Miami-based Tradewinds Corporation.

US Coast Guard repatriates 26 Cuban migrants

April 8, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 26 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 26 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Thursday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits.

US Coast Guard repatriates 44 Cuban migrants

April 5, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 44 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr., a 154-foot fast response cutter, repatriated 44 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Monday. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week.

Six Cuban hotels among the best in the Caribbean

April 4, 2016
Six Cuban hotels among the best in the Caribbean HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Six Cuban hotels stand out among the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, according to the 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards organized by the largest travel website TripAdvisor, from the opinions of thousands of users of different nationalities.

Ending Cuba embargo should be a unilateral act by US, says foreign minister

April 2, 2016
Ending Cuba embargo should be a unilateral act by US, says foreign minister HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Bruno Rodriguez, Cuba’s minister of foreign affairs, stressed on Tuesday in a telephone interview with public media in Ecuador that the lifting of the US embargo should be a unilateral act by the United States. A report by Prensa Latina from Quito added that...

Cuba reports 14 per cent tourism increase in March

April 2, 2016
Cuba reports 14 per cent tourism increase in March HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba's first deputy tourism minister Alexis Trujillo said on Thursday in Havana that March ended with an increase of 14 per cent in tourism to Cuba. This outcome is encouraging for the sector that is looking to surpass historic figures in 2015.

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

March 31, 2016
Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance...

Commentary: The US-Cuba relationship: Where do they go from here?

March 31, 2016
Commentary: The US-Cuba relationship: Where do they go from here? Last week in Havana, Cuba, marked the dawning of a new era touted as the greatest Cuban victory in history, The leader and president of the United States of America, the commander of the greatest military power in the world, was figuratively painted as kneeling down to the communist...

Seventh imported zika case reported in Cuba

March 29, 2016
Seventh imported zika case reported in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The seventh imported case of zika virus has been reported in Cuba. The patient is a 36-year-old Cuban comprehensive general medicine specialist (MGI in Spanish), who arrived in the country from Brazil on March 22, and is a resident of the city of Guantanamo.

Rolling Stones rock Havana: PICTURES and VIDEO

March 28, 2016
Rolling Stones rock Havana: PICTURES and VIDEO HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- More than 800,000 Cubans took to the streets of Havana on Friday to embrace rock and roll at an unprecedented free concert given by the legendary Rolling Stones. Described as an unforgettable evening by the band members themselves, the performance of...

Commentary: Cuba is an imminent competitor

March 25, 2016
Commentary: Cuba is an imminent competitor My commentary this week is an expanded version of a response I gave to a Jamaican journalist who asked me: what are the implications for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba and the opening-up of the Cuban market?

Heading for Cuba? Don't forget your proof of health insurance

March 24, 2016
Heading for Cuba? Don't forget your proof of health insurance TORONTO, Canada -- Cuba-bound Canadian tourists are urged to update their travel insurance documents and, if necessary, re-evaluate their coverage in anticipation of a huge influx of American visitors burdening the Caribbean nation's emergency health care infrastructure.

Obama calls on US Congress to lift Cuba embargo

March 23, 2016
Obama calls on US Congress to lift Cuba embargo HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- One of the ways to help Cubans is that the US Congress should lift the embargo once and for all, US President Barack Obama reiterated on Monday, during an official visit to the Caribbean island until Tuesday. As part of his agenda in Havana, Obama spoke with Cuban...

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