Cuba’s President Raul Castro to step down in 2018

Cuba’s President Raul Castro to step down in 2018

HAVANA , Cuba – Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council, according to a vote last Thursday in the island state’s National Assembly. The decision means Castro, 86, will stay on two months longer than previously anticipated. “When the National Assembly in […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Sovereignty can only be achieved through unity

By Carlton Joseph As  2017 comes to an end, Caribbean countries need to seriously assess our position in the world.  We must ask ourselves why are we poorer, after implementing IMF Structural Adjustment Programs that were supposed to improve our lives?  Is democracy, as practiced in the Caribbean, working for us?  Why is crime escalating […]

Raul Castro warns of ‘a setback’ in US-Cuba relations

Raul Castro warns of  ‘a setback’  in US-Cuba relations

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raul Castro said that Donald Trump’s hardline stance towards the country marks “a setback” in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015. “The announcements made by the current president… mean a setback in bilateral relations,” Castro said  on Friday in remarks, broadcast on state television, […]

Tribute to Fidel

Letter to the editor Dear Editor: Many of your readers would know of the achievements of the Cuban revolution but many others continue to criticise Comandante Fidel for what they see as oppression by the Castro regime. Please allow me at this time to remind Fidel’s detractors of what he accomplished while hitting the exploiters, […]

ADIOS, FIDEL

ADIOS, FIDEL

Former Cuban President Fidel Alexandro Castro Ruz died on Friday night. He was 90. His death was announced on Cuban state TV by his brother, Raul, who succeeded him ten years ago as the country’s leader. Cause of death was not disclosed but Castro had been in failing health with an intestinal ailment for several […]

Fidel dies at 90

Fidel dies at 90

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Ruiz died on Friday night. He was 90. Castro had been in poor health with an intestinal ailment for several years. A Jesuit-educated lawyer, Castro led the revolution that ousted the US-backed dictator  Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959.He then quickly took control of Cuba and sought to transform it […]

Trudeau arrives in Cuba

Trudeau arrives in Cuba

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived  in Cuba yesterday on the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister to that Caribbean country in almost two decades. It is the first step in the Liberal government’s week-long bid to boost Canadian trade, investment and engagement in the region. The visit is a necessary and symbolic stop […]

Guyana, Cuba remember victims of Cubana air disaster

Guyana, Cuba remember victims of Cubana air disaster

GUYANA reaffirmed its commitment to fostering a zone of peace when a commemorative ceremony was held to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Cubana air disaster on Thursday.The ceremony was attended by President David Granger, Cuba’s Ambassador to Guyana Julio César González Marchante, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Chief of Staff of the Guyana […]

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