Tag Archives: Cuba

  1. “The Caribbean Writer” announces its Volume 28 Prize Winners

    The Caribbean Writer announces its 2014 annual prize winners for Volume 28, which highlights time, place and memories. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize ($500) for new or emerging writers. This annual prize is donated by Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as […]

    February 1, 2015BooksNo comments
  2. Project Syndicate: BOUGHTON – Will Cuba Rejoin the IMF?

    The restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States unlocks new prospects for the island’s economy. Some steps, including the removal of the US trade embargo, are prohibited by the Helms-Burton Act, adopted by the US Congress in 1996. But the renewal of Cuba’s membership in the International Monetary Fund is a real […]

    January 12, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  3. BEN-AMI Monthly Commentary: Obama’s Cuban Breakthrough

    Too frequently, leaders become hostages, rather than shapers, of their sociopolitical environment. Too seldom does the world see history-changing steps like Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972 or Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977. A US president can challenge political constraints only by taking on powerful lobbies. President Jimmy Carter’s success […]

    January 5, 2015Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  4. “Cuba: Challenges & Chances for the Caribbean” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    With the best intentions on the part of the Cuban government, the new relationship between the United States and Cuba – welcome as it undoubtedly is – will pose serious challenges for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The challenges will come in two crucial areas: tourism, and investment from the US. Neither will have to […]

    December 28, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. “Cutting loose the shackles of the past: Cuba and the US” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The US is cutting loose the shackles of the past by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years. But the first blow in the Western Hemisphere against those shackles was struck by four governments of the English-Speaking Caribbean. Today that single act should be a source of great satisfaction to leaders who put themselves, […]

    December 22, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. Caribbean Export supports the XXXII Edition of the Habana International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2014)

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), within the framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF)-funded Haiti-Dominican Republic Binational Programme, sponsored the participation of Haitian and Dominican exporters at the Habana International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2014) which took place in Havana, Cuba from the 2nd to the 8th of November. Caribbean Export’s pavilion consisted […]

    November 21, 2014BusinessNo comments
  7. Global seminar against Ebola to be hosted in Havana

    Ebola prevention held in Havana this week underscored the participation of over 270 specialists and directives form 34 countries. There were 168 Cubans who came to the agreement that the Havana-based Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute will be the venue to the first International Course for the prevention and fighting against Ebola in the Americas, […]

    November 3, 2014HealthNo comments
  8. Barbados bids Farewell to Ambassador Lissette Perez of the Republic of Cuba November 3, 2014Events, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. “Contemporary Art in Grenada” by Christina Cornier

    On September 16th 2014 Art and Soul Gallery in Grand Anse hosted a show of contemporary art organized by the Grenada Arts Council. “Contemporary Art in Grenada” featured the work of carefully selected, mature artists from Grenada. Invited to the show was Cuban curator Jose Noceda of the Wifredo Lam Center in Havana. Noceda is […]

    October 9, 2014Galleries, ReviewNo comments
  10. “Camp X-Ray” (2014) – Kristen Stewart, Drama HD

    Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.

    August 9, 2014Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Fidel & Raul pour a samovar for Vladimir, who says ‘Ole!’ – Russia’s leader stops in Havana, Meets Castro Bros.

    Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Cuba this weekend. The visit, part of a wider Latin American tour, included a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current Cuban leader Raul Castro. In what was described as a “fraternal” meeting with Fidel, the two sides discussed “the growing economic and […]

    July 15, 2014Political, TravelNo comments
  12. Cuban ambassador tours Barbados cassava projects

    In its ongoing effort to address the region’s mounting $US4 billion plus annual food import bill, the Food and Agriculture Organization, in close collaboration with other regional agricultural agencies, has identified cassava development as a key pillar of its programme of assistance. In this regard, FAO, Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI), and the […]

    June 22, 2014Agriculture, PoliticalNo comments
  13. USA’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State delivers remarks on press freedom at IAPA Mid-Year Meeting in Barbados

    The Inter-American Press Association held their Mid-Year meeting in Barbados over the weekend – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mr. John Feeley attended and delivered remarks at the plenary session on Saturday. At the gathering, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s Ambassador Larry Palmer introduced his fellow envoy;- The familiar quote from Thomas Jefferson is […]

    April 8, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  14. “Chef” (2014): Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Downey Jr. – Foodie Film HD

    Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen – and a zest for life and love.

    April 8, 2014Agriculture, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Fear of A Black Nation by Jamaica’s David Austin wins Casa Award for Caribbean Literature

    The winner of the Casa de las Américas Literary Award for Caribbean Literature (2014) is Fear of a Black Nation – Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal by David Austin from Jamaica. The winning book was announced by the St. Martin publisher/author Lasana M. Sekou at the announcement ceremony for the 55th anniversary of […]

    March 21, 2014BooksNo comments
  16. “LOOK HOW FAR WE SLAVES HAVE COME” – A Celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

    Date: Saturday 18th January 2014 Time: 7 PM Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, UWI, Cave Hill Campus FEATURING: Address by Cuban Ambassador; performances by Gabby, Adrian Green, Israel Lovell Foundation, Dancin Africa and others; extracts from historic speeches of Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro; and amazing video and photographs Dress is Casual and Refreshments will be […]

    January 10, 2014Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. “Two lines of development” … between Haiti and its neighbors By Emilio Jorge Rodríguez

    In recent years, I have basically centered on the research of historical and cultural relations between Haiti and its neighbors. First, on the rich cultural trans-Caribbean exchange through its border with the Dominican Republic and, later, the impact of Nicolás Guillén’s visit to Haiti in 1942, considered a pioneer among a series of Cuban visitors […]

    January 9, 2014Books, ReviewNo comments
  18. 2013: A look back at journalists in the dock – IPI outlines five of the year’s more outrageous criminal cases involving journalists

    Freedom of the press came under threat in 2013 in ways – and in some countries – that would have seemed inconceivable when the year began. As the International Press Institute (IPI) launches its “World Press Freedom Review“, highlighting press freedom violations over the past two years, one sobering development in 2013 was the number […]

    December 25, 2013Crime, PoliticalNo comments
  19. 2 Bajan films make it big in Trinidadian festival where Caribbean cinema’s showcased in Havana

    The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, it will be presenting a showcase of Caribbean films at the upcoming Havana Film Festival (HFF) in Cuba. Entitled Caribbean Calling, the showcase comprises four feature-length and five short narrative and documentary films, all of which screened either […]

    December 2, 2013CinemaNo comments

    {EDITOR’S NOTE – Amazingly, the fact a Bajan does well at a Trinidadian event appears to be put to one side, yet when a Trinidadian does well in Barbados Cosplay at Anime Kon in August, Trini & Bajan alike share in the thrill of Victory… As those in Port Of Spain like to say? “Eh-Eh!“} […]

    October 3, 2013CinemaNo comments

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados wishes to inform how both the Government of Barbados and the Government of the Republic of Cuba have reached a successful conclusion in the negotiations to have Mr. Raul Garcia Castilla repatriated to Cuba. On January 14, 2013, a new Immigration regime took effect in […]

    September 12, 2013Political, TravelNo comments
  22. Penal Reform & Biographies or Docu-Drama: Can profits & repentance live happily ever after?

    Sadly as the case usually is in Barbados, the hullabaloo over the release of Raul Garcia as a reformed citizen into Barbadian society has died down, I say sadly since although he is allowed to participate, at the same time – he cannot directly make money to sustain himself… Money has to be ferried to […]

    July 21, 2013Crime, ReviewNo comments
  23. Diplomatic Service Dog Opens Doors in Cuba and Fetches Cuban Student

    Bergin University of Canine Studies Project Fidelity promotes International relations by awarding a scholarship to a Cuban student. Bergin University of Canine Studies (BUCS) is the only fully accredited college in the world that offers degrees in Canine Life Sciences. Cuban scholarship recipient Beatriz Amparo Labrador de la Osa has arrived at the Rohnert Park, […]

    July 20, 2013Education, TravelNo comments
  24. “Re-thinking taxing tourism” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Are governments in the Caribbean killing the goose that lays the golden egg? This question relates to the number of taxes that governments are applying to the tourism industry and, particularly, to the cost of airplane tickets for flights originating in their countries. In some cases, the cost of government taxes far exceeds the actual […]

    June 23, 2013Editorial, TravelNo comments

    Barbadians grow up, like most others who learn about Caribbean History and the arrival of Columbus in the ‘New World‘ (and the subsequent invasion it unleashed for the true landlords of the Western Hemisphere) – hearing about ‘the Arawaks‘ and the ‘Caribs‘; but the Eurocentric educational system of the Western World gives everyone the impression […]

    June 23, 2013Culture, TravelNo comments