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First ultra luxury hotel in Cuba

First ultra luxury hotel in Cuba

HAVANA — Cuba’s first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island.The “Gran Hotel Manzana,” part of the Swiss group Kempinski Hotels, is situated in the heart of the Cuban capital in front of the verdant gardens […]

Comissiong awarded by Cuba

Comissiong awarded by Cuba

Barbadian social and human rights activist, lawyer and Pan-Africanist David Comissiong has been awarded a Medal of Friendship by Cuba for his work in support of the Cuban Revolution and its principles. He received the award, granted by Cuba’s Council of State, from President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Kenya […]

Cuba mourns

Cuba mourns

HAVANA – Thousands of Cubans are paying their respects to the leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at the age of 90. Long queues snaked around Revolution Square in the capital Havana, where mourners filed past a picture of the late leader holding a rifle. It is the first public […]

Fidel Castro dies at 90

Fidel Castro dies at 90

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as President Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots. His supporters […]

TripAdvisor gets green light to book Cuba travel

TripAdvisor gets green light to book Cuba travel

HAVANA – It just got even easier to plan a trip to Cuba. TripAdvisor can now allow Americans to book travel-related services in Cuba. While travellers were already able to book a flight directly through JetBlue, for example, or arrange a short-term rental with Airbnb, TripAdvisor is one of the first companies with an expansive […]

Damage not so great in Cuba

Damage not so great in Cuba

Category 4 winds lashed the communities of Imías, Maisí and Baracoa in the easternmost province of Guantánamo, Cuba last night. During the height of the storm, journalists from radio station La Voz del Sol in Baracoa and television station PrimadaVision posted continuously on Facebook. “The walls of the station have been shaking and it just felt like something was falling. […]

Bajan students in Cuba ‘frightened’ for storm

Bajan students in Cuba ‘frightened’ for storm

Barbadians studying in Cuba are receiving regular updates and are following the directives of Cuba’s Civil Defense authorities to assure their safety during the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Chargé d’Affaires at Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba Donna Forde reported today that a total of 17 Barbadian students were currently studying in Cuba, including eight in the […]

Cuba gets ready for Matthew

Cuba gets ready for Matthew

HAVANA – The Cuban government has taken measures to prepare for the impact of Matthew in its eastern regions which will feel the impact of the Category 4 hurricane. Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Saturday to oversee the measures being taken in the six provinces where […]

Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba brace for powerful Matthew

Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba brace for powerful Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007, churned across the Caribbean on Saturday on a path expected to put it over Jamaica and Haiti on Monday. Matthew, with winds at about 150 miles per hour (240 kph), could make landfall as a major storm on Jamaica’s […]

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