November 18, 2019

Port development requires the Caribbean to look outwards

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By David Jessop, The View from EUROPE From The Jamaican Gleaner In the last few years, almost every significant Caribbean country has announced that they are upgrading their port facilities and preparing to compete to attract the larger post-panamax vessels that from some time in 2015 will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal. Such is […]

Cuba frees jailed Canadian businessman

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From Washington Post TORONTO — A Canadian businessman who served 2 1/2 years of a 9-year prison sentence in Cuba for corruption has abruptly returned to Canada. Sarkis Yacoubian, president of Tri-Star Caribbean import company, said Saturday that he’s extremely happy and excited to be home in Toronto. However, he says he is still adjusting […]

Mexico defeats Cuba in its return to Caribbean Series

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By Special Envoy Yasiel Cancio Vilar From Presna Latina Porlamar, Venezuela, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexcicans Naranjeros de Hermosillo outshone Cuba’s return to the Caribean Series of baseball, defeating on Saturday the orange team of Santa Clara 9-4 in Maragrita Island, Venezuela. The game began unfavorable to the Cuban team, which allowed two runs in […]

Cuban boat people land in Cayman, headed for Honduras

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By Peter Polack Reuters From Chicago Tribune News GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Reuters) – A 30-foot (9 meter) sailboat with about 30 Cuban refugees aboard docked in the Cayman Islands on Sunday and passengers said they were hoping to reach Honduras. The passengers told Reuters they were from Manzanillo in the southwestern province of Granma. Ranging […]

Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina Reef—A Beacon of Hope in the Caribbean

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By  Lauretta Burke From World Resources Institute A coral reef in Cuba isn’t just a tourist destination—it can be a lesson in effective ecosystem management. I recently visited Cuba at the invitation of “The Ocean Doctor,” an NGO led by Dr. David Guggenheim, a marine scientist who has worked in Cuba over the past 14 […]

Editor of Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper defects to US

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From Caribbean360 Granma’s former international news editor criticised the state media monopoly and said censorship caused “a crisis of credibility” between the public and the media. FLORIDA, United States, Thursday January 23, 2014 – Aida Calviac Mora, a former senior editor of Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper Granma, has left the island and joined her husband, […]

Scientists: Cuba quake unusual, but recent Caribbean activity fairly typical

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By David Smiley From Miami Herald The Enriquillo and Septentrional faults lie between the Caribbean and North American plates, which move against each other and make for an active seismic area in the Caribbean. That friction caused Monday morning’s quake off Haiti and the Jan. 13 tremors in Puerto Rico. A Jan. 9 earthquake off […]

Professor offers insight to recent Caribbean earthquakes

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By Evelyn Perez From FIU news A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico Mon., Jan. 13.  It caused some power outages and cracked floors, but no major damage or injuries were reported. The quake, which struck northern coastal town of Hatillo, is one of the largest to hit the U.S. territory in recent years. At least […]

Cuban ex-leader Fidel Castro in rare public appearance

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From BBC Fidel Castro had to walk with a stick and the assistance of aides Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months. Mr Castro, 87, attended the opening of an art studio in the capital, Havana, on Wednesday night. Pictures released on Thursday showed a frail-looking […]

Cuba: More than 2.5 mn foreign tourists in 1st 11 months of 2013

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From Global Post Havana, Dec 28 (EFE).- Cuba welcomed between January and November more than 2.5 million foreign tourists, according to figures published by the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI. The report said that 2,546,851 tourists arrived on the island in the first 11 months of 2013, with 234,266 of them landing here […]