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 […]

Jamaica wants to learn from Cuba

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica is moving to strengthen co-operation with Cuba on key industries such as agriculture and manufacturing, which can benefit both nations. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda said the island is seeking to learn from the experience of Cuba, which “has done remarkably well with limited resources” and […]

Cuba, U.S. further bolster relations

Cuba, U.S. further bolster relations

HAVANA, Cuba – Representatives of Cuba and the U.S. again updated the roadmap to normalization of ties between the two nations, including high-level visits in areas like health and agriculture. They also agreed to new exchanges on hydrography, the environment and the implementation of and compliance with law. At the end of the third meeting […]

Cuban pol to U.S.: Get off the pot

HAVANA, Cuba – Bruno Rodriguez, Cuba’s minister of foreign affairs, stressed in a telephone interview with public media in Ecuador that the lifting of the U.S. embargo should be a unilateral act by the United States. The Cuban foreign minister explained that the end of the economic, financial and commercial sanctions applied by Washington against […]

Canada sends ball players to tee off in Cuba

CALGARY, Alberta – While the sun-and-sand landscape of Cuba is mostly unchanged for Canadians, Geoff Freeborn and a group of U15 baseball players from Alberta will soon experience the new, progressive ways of the Caribbean island some 150 km off the Florida coast. Alongside ambassadors Devon White, a former Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder, and […]