This Company Is Planning to Open Its 28th Hotel in Cuba

May 21, 2015 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the recent signing ceremony for the new property By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is expanding in Cuba. The company announced this week that it would be developing a new resort in the Varadero area. The hotel, which is slated to open in 2017, would be the brand’s 28th hotel in Cuba. The announcement follows the signing of an more...

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United States, Cuba Set to Resume Talks on Reopening Embassies

May 15, 2015 | 11:27 am | 0 Comment


Above: Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba will be resuming their high-level bilateral talks next week on re-establishing diplomatic ties and reopening embassies, the State Department announced. The two sides will hold the talks in Washington on May 21, according to more...

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Cuba’s Raul Castro, Pope Francis Hold Talks in Vatican City

May 10, 2015 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the meeting in the Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro and Pope Francis met privately in the Vatican City early Sunday morning. According to a note from the press office of the Holy See, the meeting lasted “a little over an hour,” with the two spending “considerable time in conversation in the Holy Father’s study more...

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Cuba’s Raul Castro Visits Russia

May 7, 2015 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment


Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro visited Russia’s capital, Moscow, this week. The trip included a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev,. Castro was on hand for the 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II, pointing to what he called “the friendship that still exists more...

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US Government Approves Ferry Service From Florida to Cuba

May 5, 2015 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major step, the United States has begun approving licenses for a number of ferry companies to operate services between the United States and Cuba. While a number of hurdles remain, from US coast guard approval of Cuban ports to Cuban government approval, the move could be a major step forward in more...

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InselAir Launching Havana Flights

May 5, 2015 | 10:07 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir is adding a brand-new destination: Havana, Cuba. The carrier announced the move this week; the flights will begin out of Curacao on July 3. (The service includes connections from Bonaire and Aruba). The company will operate two flights per week on Mondays and Fridays to Havana, which more...

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Sunwing Keeps Adding Cuba Flights

April 30, 2015 | 12:45 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Memories Holguin By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Cuba expansion continues to gain steam. The Canadian vacation giant has added a series of new flights to Cuba, the company announced this week. The company announced that it would be re-introducing direct flights from the city of Val d’Or in Quebec to both Varadero and Holguin, with new more...

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JetBlue President Visits Cuba With New York State Trade Mission

April 23, 2015 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment


Above: JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo boarding a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue President Robin Hayes visited Cuba this week as part of a trade mission led by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The delegation’s visit included talks with Cuban First Vice President MIguel Diaz-Canel. Hayes was joined more...

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Cuba’s Newest Resort Opens in Varadero

April 16, 2015 | 3:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Varadero Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Tour operator Sunwing has officially debuted its Grand Memories Varadero resort. The property is the first in the Memories chain to carry the “Grand” moniker. It includes 1,110 rooms and suites and is offered exclusively by Sunwing, the company said. The all-suite adults-only section of Grand Memories more...

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Sunwing Adding More Cuba Flights

April 6, 2015 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Sunwing’s Starfish Cuatro Palmas By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Vacations is adding more flights to Cuba. The company announced that it would be offering direct service from the city of Kelowna in British Columbia to Varadero, Cuba. The new seasonal flights will depart weekly on Fridays between Dec. 18, 2015 and April 15, 2016. The company more...

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