October 22, 2021

“Cuba opening up is a fantastic thing for the Caribbean” – Chastanet

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By Miami Herald From St Lucia News Online MIAMI HERALD – You might think other Caribbean tourism destinations would be ready to flip their sandals as Cuba’s tourism numbers continue to climb. International visitors to Cuba last year rose by 13.9 percent to a record 4 million, second only to the Dominican Republic (5.96 million), […]

Trump: ‘Brutal Dictator’ caused ‘Unimaginable Suffering’

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From Newsmax U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday that his administration, which takes office Jan. 20, would “do all it can” to help boost freedom and prosperity for Cuban people after the death of Fidel Castro. “Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six […]

Obama says history will judge Castro’s impact on world

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From Newsmax U.S. President Barack Obama in a statement on Saturday offered his condolences to Fidel Castro’s family and added that history would judge Castro’s impact on Cuba and around the world. “At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people,” Obama said. “History will record and […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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  Cayman Islands U-20 to face Haiti, Bermuda, Anguilla in CFU Qualifiers The Cayman Islands U-20 National football team has been drawn in Group Three of first round action in the CFU Men’s U-20 Qualifiers where they will play Bermuda, Anguilla and host nation Haiti. These matches will take place between June 29th and July […]

Silver Airways files application to establish service to Cuba

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From South Florida Caribbean News Silver Airways, Florida’s airline of choice applies for routes serving all 10 Cuban destinations from 5 Florida cities Fort Lauderdale – Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to […]

Will Cuba’s gain cause the Caribbean pain?

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner One of the Caribbean tourism industry’s greatest concerns may be about to materialise: American citizens being allowed to travel to Cuba on an individual basis. At present, it is only possible for most United States passport holders to visit Cuba for one of 12 specified purposes through a tour […]