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  • Cuba/Barbados mark anniversary of 1976 bombing of Cubana flight

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados and Cuba have paid homage to the victims of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines jet off the coast of Barbados that killed all 73 people on board, lamenting the fact that the masterminds of the attack were never convicted. Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados, Mrs Lisette Perez Perez, told the wreath laying ceremony on…

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  • Cuban nationals detained in Bahamian territorial waters

    ASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government Tuesday confirmed that 13 Cuban nationals had been detained by the Defence Force after they were picked up in territorial waters on Monday night. Foreign Affairs Minister Frederick Mitchell in a brief statement said that the “illegal migrants are to be transported to Nassau for processing before their return to Cuba”. He said…

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  • Final Declaration Fourth Meeting of Minister of Foreign Affairs of CARICOM and the Republic of Cuba

    We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, cognisant of our common Caribbean Identity, shared values and expressed commitment towards cooperation on regional and international matters of mutual interest and concern, met on Calivigny Island, Grenada, on Friday 6th September 2013, under the joint Chairmanship of Honourable Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign…

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  • CARICOM and Cuba look to active role in post 2015 Agenda talks at the UN

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean should take an active role at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate on the post 2015 Agenda. This was the view expressed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana the Honourable Caroline Rodrigues-Birkett as she addressed the Opening Ceremony in Grenada of the Fourth Meeting of Foreign Ministers of…

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  • REMARKS DELIVERED BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF GUYANA AND CHAIR OF THE BUREAU OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS,  HONOURABLE CAROLYN RODRIGUES-BIRKETT AT THE   OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FOURTH MEETING OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CARICOM AND CUBA,  5 SEPTEMBER 2013, GRENADA

    I wish to thank the Government and People of Grenada for their warm hospitality and join my colleagues in echoing appreciation for being in Grenada today among great company.  As we gather on the eve of the Fourth CARICOM-Cuba Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, there are several events that are occurring at the national, regional, hemispheric, and global levels…

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  • CARICOM and Cuba Foreign Ministers get together in Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will hold discussions on advancing cooperation on developmental issues between the two sides on Friday 6 September in Grenada. A special retreat of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), preceded Friday’s meeting. CARICOM-Cuba Cooperation, which dates back to 1972, has seen…

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  • Fidel Castro’s role in Cuba is chiefly offstage as he turns 87

    HAVANA, (Reuters) – Fidel Castro turns 87 today, largely out of sight but not out of mind, as Cuba struggles to move on from his half-century rule and as many of his policies are reconsidered under the leadership of his younger brother Raul. The birthday of one of Latin America’s most iconic revolutionary figures has been a low key celebration…

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  • CUBA-POLITICS-Widow of late Cuban dissident calls for international inquiry

    MIAMI, CMC – The widow of a Cuban dissident killed in a car crash in Cuba last year has called for an international inquiry into his death. Ofelia Acevedo, the widow of Oswaldo Payá, told reporters here that claims by the Spanish driver of the car in which Payá was travelling make it even more relevant for an international investigation.…

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  • US resumes migration talks with Cuba

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States says it has resumed migration talks with Cuba, marking the first time since January 2011 that the periodic talks have been held. US and Cuban officials met here on Wednesday to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 US-Cuba Migration Accords. Under the Accords, both governments pledge to promote safe, legal, and orderly…

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  • Slow economic activity despite reforms

    HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Cuba said Monday its economy will fall short of the 3.6 percent goal for growth, an indication that President Raúl Castro’s reforms are generating little new economic activity. According to the official Cuban Communist party newspaper, Granma, despite the forecast, Castro was happy about the report on his reforms of the economy. “We continue advancing, and…

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