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  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba to develop multi-destination tourism packages

    Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba to develop multi-destination tourism packages

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday April 1, 2015, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago says it has signed a cooperation agreement with Cuba that will allow for the development of multi-destination tourism packages. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said that the agreement was signed in Havana by Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed and his Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero…

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  • Photo of UNDP and Cuba to boost development cooperation, special focus on renewable energy

    UNDP and Cuba to boost development cooperation, special focus on renewable energy

    Havana – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta announced continued support to Cuba in the economic, social and  environmental fronts. At a press conference in Havana she said that UNDP will also place special emphasis on boosting renewable energy sources, especially through biofuel. Jessica Faieta also mentioned the need to increase support…

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  • Photo of Mutated Strain of HIV that Leads to AIDS within 3 Yrs Found in Cuba

    Mutated Strain of HIV that Leads to AIDS within 3 Yrs Found in Cuba

    A team of Belgian researchers reported a new strain of HIV in Cuban patients that can result in AIDS within three years, if no cure is administered. Researchers worry that the mutated HIV strain could evolve so quick that patients will get antiretroviral therapy only after it is already too late. According to the researchers, the newly found strain become…

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  • Photo of PM Browne makes another call for ending of US Embargo against Cuba

    PM Browne makes another call for ending of US Embargo against Cuba

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – 29th January 2015……Heads of States and Governments attending the Third Summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean states have been urged to call on the United States Congress to lift the economic blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States government. Speaking at the Opening of the session on Wednesday, Prime Minister Browne outlined…

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  • US VP thanks CARICOM for Cuba “encouragement” – signals change to graduation position

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     United States Vice President Joseph Biden thanked the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for its “encouragement” to his country to “make the change” with Cuba. CARICOM has been advocating for an end to the economic and trade embargo on Cuba by the US as well as for an end to the isolation of Cuba from the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to continue lobby for end to Cuba trade embargo – Nicholson

    CARICOM to continue lobby for end to Cuba trade embargo – Nicholson

    KINGSTON, January 23, 2015- Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator A.J. Nicholson, says regional leaders will continue to push for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba even as they welcome the move by the United States (US) to restore diplomatic ties with the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island. “A main hurdle to be cleared is the lifting of the…

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  • Cuba and EU agree to new talks following historic breakthrough with US

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Friday January 16, 2015, CMC – The European Union (EU) says it has agreed with Cuba to meet in early March for a third round of negotiations aimed at normalizing ties. The agreement comes less than a month after a historic breakthrough between Havana and Washington. The EU and Cuba, which began normalization talks last year after ties were suspended in 2003, had…

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  • Photo of Family Farming Eases Food Shortages in Eastern Cuba

    Family Farming Eases Food Shortages in Eastern Cuba

    SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Jan 7 2015 (IPS) – Meat and vegetables are never missing from the dinner table of Damaris González and Omar Navarro, since they get almost all of their food from their farm, La Revelación, on the outskirts of the city of Santiago de Cuba, 765 km east of the Cuban capital. On the three hectares they have…

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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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