Cuba

  • Photo of CARICOM, Cuba Foreign Ministers meet in Havana

    CARICOM, Cuba Foreign Ministers meet in Havana

     Foreign Ministers from the Caribbean Community and their counterpart from the Republic of Cuba are meeting on Saturday 11 March 2017 for their fifth Ministerial Meeting in Havana. The meeting  has an agenda replete with issues of regional and global importance, including regional integration within the context of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Association…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Cuba mark 44th anniversary of diplomatic relations with ‘growing friendship’

    CARICOM and Cuba mark 44th anniversary of diplomatic relations with ‘growing friendship’

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica has hailed the ‘mutually beneficial relationship’ on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba diplomatic relations today, Thursday 8 December 2016. In a Statement to mark the occasion, Prime Minister Skerrit noted CARICOM’s steadfast advocacy for Cuba’s integration into the wider hemisphere, beginning with the historic step…

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  • Photo of Regional Training Centre being established for young people with disabilities

    Regional Training Centre being established for young people with disabilities

    Plans for a Regional Training Centre for young people with disabilities moved a step forward today with the signing of an agreement by the implementing parties. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Carl Greenidge, and Cuba’s Ambassador to Guyana H.E. Julio Cesar Gonsalez Marchante signed a Tripartite Cooperation and Technical Assistance Agreement at a Ceremony…

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  • Cuba an integral part of CTO’s diversity

    This week’s announcement of a change in diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States is a welcome opportunity to increase tourist arrivals to the Caribbean. With the US already being the region’s largest source market, producing nearly half of our tourism business, this new development could enhance those numbers. Last year we welcomed over 12 million Americans to our…

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  • Photo of Barbados & Cuba Discuss Sports & Culture

    Barbados & Cuba Discuss Sports & Culture

    Barbados and Cuba are seeking to deepen their collaboration in sports and culture.  The proposed approach was discussed during a courtesy call on Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, by Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernández Peña, at the Ministry of Culture’s Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, office, today. The Sports Minister noted that the National Sports Council was interested in…

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  • Anti-government action not goal of ‘Cuban Twitter’ – USAID chief

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The social network set up as a form of Twitter in Cuba was not designed to foment dissent against Havana’s communist government, the head of the US agency behind it said yesterday. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for Inter-national Development (USAID), appear-ed before a Senate subcommittee to discuss the agency’s $20 billion budget but…

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  • Ending the Cuba embargo: How Caricom can help

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Observer- WE welcome the latest call by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) for an end to the 54-year-old United States embargo on Cuba. But even as we acknowledge the correctness of the position, we must admit that Washington has, over time, softened its policies toward Havana, especially after former President Fidel Castro stepped aside and transferred power to his…

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  • Photo of CARICOM – Cuba solidify diplomatic relations

    CARICOM – Cuba solidify diplomatic relations

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Diplomatic relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba were further strengthened on Tuesday with the accreditation of H.E. Julio César González Marchante, at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in his remarks described the decades-old relations as “a trailblazer in South-South Cooperation” spawning high…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Cuban Ambassador Julio César González Marchante On the Occasion Of the Presentations of Credentials As Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the Caribbean Community

    Remarks by the Cuban Ambassador Julio César González Marchante On the Occasion Of the Presentations of Credentials As Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the Caribbean Community

    I have the honor to present to His Excellency the credentials accrediting me as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the Caribbean Community. His Excellency,It is a great privilege for me to represent the people and government of Cuba to the community of sister Caribbean’s nations. We remember with gratitude, 8 December , 1972, when four Caribbean nations…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque On the Occasion of the PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY HIS EXCELLENCY JULIO CESAR GONZALEZ MARCHANTE, Plenipotentiary Representative of CUBA To the Caribbean Community Georgetown , Guyana

    Remarks by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque On the Occasion of the PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY HIS EXCELLENCY JULIO CESAR GONZALEZ MARCHANTE, Plenipotentiary Representative of CUBA To the Caribbean Community Georgetown , Guyana

    Excellency, it is my pleasure to receive today your Letters of Credence, accrediting you as Cuba’s Fourth Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community. The relationship between Cuba and the Member States of the Caribbean Community is a unique one that has been forged over several decades.  In fact, since the historic day of 8 December 1972, which saw the establishment…

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