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Hurricane Irma caused widespread devastation in Cuba

Hurricane Irma caused widespread devastation in Cuba

Hurricane Irma hit northern Cuba on Saturday, bringing pounding rain and wind to the city of Caibarien. The storm left so much water in the city that there were waves on its main street. Meanwhile, in the Cuban capital of Havana, people were warned to stay off streets because of flooding that could persist for […]

Hurricane Irma blasts Cuba

Hurricane Irma blasts Cuba

Hurricane Irma slammed northern Cuba on Saturday, continuing its path of devastation through the Caribbean towards the US state of Florida. A string of small islands to the east have been left reeling in the wake of the massive hurricane, which strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in Cuba overnight, before […]

Be like Cuba

Be like Cuba

More police, more courts, more judges and more firepower will not arrest Barbados’ spiralling crime problem, and neither can the country look to the political directorate for answers, social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong has advised. Instead, he proposed, the authorities should focus on prevention to tackle the scourge. “If we try to cure the […]

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. […]

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