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Cubana Airlines begins direct flights to Martinique
Published on March 22, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version


HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- With the inauguration of a weekly direct flight from Havana to Martinique, Cubana Airlines has strengthened connections between the two Caribbean islands.

According to the Cuban Tourism Ministry, the new connection is part of action to reinforce the influence of Cuba as a holiday destination in the Caribbean area by encouraging more visits by vacationers.

Along with the traditional sun-and-beach model, visitors from Martinique will also enjoy the local culture and history in a safe ambiance.

The new flights between Havana and Fort de France are scheduled to take place every Thursday and will be operated by AN-158 aircraft with capacity for 85 passengers.
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Peter Binose:

Martinique must be pretty silly when you consider Cuba will be poaching their tourist trade and there will be no reciprical tourist trade because no one in Cuba is allowed to travel to Martinique without a special visa and Cuban government permission.

My advice to Martinique, make sure your Special Branch keep an eye on anyone arriving from Cuba, including crew members.

david berstein:

Peter, you have no idea on what are you talking about. I visit Cuba often and Cubans now don't need government permission to leave, only require a valid passport and a visa just as most travellers around the world. You seem to have some grudges with Cuba but that's no reason to lie. Have a good day.

anthony david:

Mr.Binose the 1970's and 80's called and they are screaming for their foreign policy back. You must by now have realize its 2014,the world has changed and keeps changing rapidly every day. Over the past three decades Cuba has contributed immensely to the Caribbean. Many Doctors, Dentist and other professionals in the field of science today serve the people of the Caribbean having received low cost and in some cases free higher education and training from the people and government of Cuba.

The late Grenadian PM Bishop once said that colonialism taught us to speak different languages and told us we were different or some were better than the other and as such has kept us divided and suspicious of each other. Any travel and contact between Cuba and its Caribbean neighbors is a good thing, Cuba has some things to learn about us as we them. The US embargo failed many years ago but the crazies in Washington influenced by the nut cases in Florida refuses to lift it. May Cuba and its Caribbean neighbors continue down that road of friendship and goodwill and ignore the do nothing US congress. Long live Cuba and the Caribbean.

Peter Binose:

david berstein and anthony david, both the same person I suspect.

I am sure that the Caribbean's Marxists and the Cuban government will love your input.

Omitting some of the facts makes in what you write makes it all sound quite rosy.

Since January 2013 for the first time in 50 years persons with valid passports are able to travel abroad.

Several restrictions remain for certain Cubans in strategic professionals and strategic occupations like leading members of the communist party, military officers, top scientists, perhaps even some lesser scientists, athletes like boxers and baseball players. The new passport law also says any Cuban who is deemed a threat to national security, anyone who has ever been in a protest, political bloggers, activists, those deemed to be anti or counter revolutionary, or any other public interest can be denied a passport, language broad enough to include nearly any dissident, and that's what is happening, many are being denied passports, not just for what they have done in the past, but what someone in their family may of done, or be perceived to have done.

It's not now the restrictions for many Cubans who want to travel abroad, it's getting a passport. The queues outside Havana's immigration offices have grown longer as the months have gone by. Cubans apply for their first passport, believing it may all end again. And its a long and difficult process, lots of background checks, many rejections.

The passport is the only Cuban document they need to travel now, as the days of requesting an exit permit to leave the island are finally over.

The cost of the passport at US$100 is equivalent to four months wages for those working and earning $25 a month, not an hour, not a day, a month.

Even with passports, Cubans need visas to visit most places, with exception of a handful of destination countries what are considered socialist, or communist party and Marxist leadership acceptable countries to the Cuban Marxist regime and its communist party.

Bolarus, Botswana
Cambodia, Cook Islands
East Timor
Georgia, Grenada, Guinea
Kenya, Kyrgyzstan
Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro
Namibia, Niue
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sechelles, Serbia, Singapore
Togo, Tuvalu,

We must also keep in mind that the Cubans still to this very day have the largest propaganda machine in the Caribbean, the largest number of trained members of elite Marxist infiltrators throughout the Caribbean, South America and a few other places.

They are still training revolutionaries. They are still interfering in the internal politics of small islands and in some cases have activated long term moles within small sovereign countries in an attempt to bring them under the Marxist umbrella . You only have to take notice of the interference in the politics of Venezuela where they have installed an elite Cuban group of Cuban military known as the Black Wasps, who are currently killing and mutilating students and opposition demonstrators.


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