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Czech President Breaks Ranks With Moscow Visit


When Russia hosted leaders from Cuba's Raul Castro to Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe for May 9 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, Czech President Milos Zeman was one of only two EU heads of state in ... ...

Castro Complains About Illegal Training at US Mission


HAVANA - Cuban President Raul Castro said Tuesday that dissidents are receiving "illegal" training at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, an issue he raised with U.S. President Barack Obama in ... ...

State Dept. Hosts Online Chat on US-Cuba Future


In an effort to clarify the United States' changing policies toward Cuba, two State Department experts took to the popular website Reddit to answer questions from the public. In December last ... ...

Frances Hollande Calls for End to US Embargo on Cuba


French President Francois Hollande urged the United States on Monday to end its five-decade long trade embargo on Cuba, while pledging his country's continued support as the communist nation reforms ... ...

Frances Hollande Begins Historic Visit to Cuba


French President Francois Hollande arrived in Cuba late Sunday night, becoming the first French head of state to visit the communist nation. "I arrive here in Cuba this evening with a lot of ... ...

Hollande meets Fidel Castro during historic Cuba visit


French President Francois Hollande has met retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, Spanish news agency Efe reported. The meeting on Monday lasted about 40 minutes, a French diplomat told Efe. ... ...

Rayo Vallecano downs Getafe 2-0 in La Liga


Rayo Vallecano kept alive its slim chance of qualifying for the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Getafe in the La liga, which remain uncomfortably close to the relegation zone. Getafe's fifth ... ...

Cannabis decriminalisation eases tensions in Jamaica


Jamaica's marijuana decriminalisation law has helped decrease tensions between citizens and authorities as people possessing two ounces or less of it no longer face arrest, National Security Minister ... ...

Hollande first French president to officially visit Cuba


Francois Hollande arrived in Havana on Sunday, marking the first official visit by a French president to Cuba amidst a historic diplomatic thaw between the US and Havana, Efe news agency reported. ... ...

Kings XI release Johnson Marsh


Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday released batsman Shaun Marsh and pacer Mitchell Johnson so that they can prepare ahead of Australia's tour of the West Indies. ... ...

Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for brokering diplomatic thaw between US and Cuba


Cuban President Raul Castro has reportedly thanked Pope Francis for helping to end a five-decade-long deadlock between his country and the United States, adding that he was so impressed with the ... ...

Hollande in Haiti to promise help from resented France


Port-au-Prince (AFP) - President Francois Hollande arrived in Haiti on Tuesday to boost France's role in what was once its richest Caribbean possession but is now a desperately poor nation with ... ...

Major Carnival revenue numbers in 21 days


Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major pledged to reveal the revenue and economic impact generated from Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in 21 days. <br>"In 21 days I ... ...

Baha Men founder says Bahamian music in trouble


Baha Men founder Isaiah Taylor said yesterday that Bahamian music was overshadowed by soca at the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and is in trouble. <br>"I really and truly believe ... ...

Teenager arrested in murder investigation


Police have arrested a teenager who they believe may be responsible for the murder of a man on Ida Street on April 20. According to police, a man was shot dead on Ida Street, off Balfour Avenue ... ...

Murder suspect claims police beat confession out of him


A murder suspect on Monday claimed that police beat and suffocated him until he agreed to recite a prepared statement. <br>Rolin Alexis is on trial for the July 2011 shooting death of Deslin ... ...

Sammi Starr wins first ever Music Masters competition


Sammi Starr won the Music Masters competition during the first ever Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival with his song "Everybody Jump in the Line". <br>Sammi Starr and nine other finalists ... ...

AMMC expands second city historic offerings


From Freeport to West End, three new heritage projects are set to open in the nation's second city -- a welcomed addition to the island's tour offerings. The Grand Bahama office of ... ...

Cinemax HBO Latin America films carnival


Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu being interviewed by Daniel De Carlo Necchi, producer of Cinemax HBO. Marcelo Bica Gobara Kohek is shown behind the camera. ... ...

Reserve deputy who fatally shot black man cancels Bahamas vacation


<br>A former Tulsa County volunteer deputy charged with fatally shooting a restrained man has canceled his Bahamas vacation after media reports mocked him, his attorney said on Tuesday. ... ...

Raul Castro Cuba U.S. to exchange envoys after May 29


<br>Cuba and the United States will exchange ambassadors after May 29, Cuban leader Raul Castro announced Tuesday in another development in the countries’ effort to thaw the Cold War-era ... ...

Development of Arthroscopy Surgery in Cuba Recognized


Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Orthopedists from five nations, included Cuba, exchanged in this city on minimum access surgery to correct ailments in the major joints of the human body. ... ...

Cuba Updates Development of Inmunotherapies Against Cancer


Havana, May 12 may (Prensa Latina) Today Cuba is inserted in the development of inmunotherapies against cancer, with several projects of research and biotechnological products in trials for the ... ...

French Company Seppic Reaches 20 Years of Cooperation With Cuba


Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The French company Seppic, a supplier of chemicals to health, has mantained about 20 years of agreements with Cuba, particularly in the production of the adjuvant used ... ...

Process to Restore Ties With US Is Going Well Says Raul Castro


Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro said today that the process of re-establishing ties with the United States is going well, but we are setting ''our own ... ...

Cuba and China Increase Tourism Businesses


Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The tourism businesses between Cuba and China are the motive of attention, because of the wide possibilities of development, when Cuba overcame the three million ... ...

Fidel Castro bodyguard ‘Scarface’ was real


<br>In his new book, ';The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo,'; Juan Reinaldo Sanchez reveals that the plotline of ... ...

Government reaffirms its commitment to UWI


<br> <br>THE GOVERNMENT of Barbados has reaffirmed its commitment to the continued growth and development of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in general, and the Cave Hill Campus ... ...

Minibus and car collide at Prospect


Weekend Buzz: December 5, 2014... <br> <br> <br>Jason Harris, 32, of Rose Hill, St Peter and the driver of the minibus complained of pains to his right wrist. The conductor and a ... ...

Pietersen not on Strauss’ radar


<br> <br>LONDON (AP) – So deep was the distrust of Kevin Pietersen that, even after his maiden first-class triple century, he was told by new cricket director Andrew Strauss he ... ...

Man accused of importing 25 pounds of cannabis


<br> <br>A JAMAICAN MAN is expected to appear in the District "B" Magistrates’ Court today charged with importing 25 pounds of cannabis into Barbados. ... ...

Haulers diverted at Station Hill


<br> <br>SOME 37 waste movers and haulers had to abort their protest of driving past Parliament this morning, honking their horns, after police diverted them at Station Hill, St Michael ... ...

Ex-American Idol producer agrees with shows cancellation


who helped bring the show to the US said Monday he was "sad initially" to hear of the show's cancellation, but ultimately understands it's the right time to end the show. ... ...

Bermuda Bans Monsanto’s Roundup Over Cancer Fears


Farmers on the island of Bermuda are supporting their government’s decision to ban the importation of the popular weed killer Roundup following a study which linked the herbicide to cancer in ... ...

Fidel Castro sports Adidas number as he meets Francois Hollande 


Fidel Castro was rarely out of his military uniform when he was in power, but retirement has seen the former communist leader adopt a more casual ... ...

Dominican Republic No turning back on alien deportation


<br>Santo Domingo.- The government of the Dominican Republic won't give any further extension to the foreigners living illegally in the country and have until June 17 to register for the ... ...

IDB says Dominican Republic ‘deserves’ fresh funding


<br>Washington.- Interamerican Development Bank (BID) president Luis Alberto Moreno on Monday said the entity is increasingly working with the country in areas of support "which it ... ...

Colombia deals blow to drug ‘clan’ with Dominican Republic link AP


<br>Bogota.- Colombian authorities on Tuesday said it dealt a severe blow to the structure of the drug group Clan ?suga with the capture of four of its members, AP reports. <br>Police ... ...

Narrow miss Kilometer-wide asteroid to brush close to Earth


An asteroid up to 1.3 kilometers across will come very close to Earth on May 14, according to NASA's Near Earth Object watch. While a space rock of this size could be devastating if it hits our ... ...

Frances Hollande meets Castro urges embargo end


HAVANA--French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba, as he met with Fidel Castro during the first visit by a Western leader since Washington and Havana ... ...

Hollande promises to pay moral debt to former colony Haiti


<br>French President Francois Hollande pledged to pay back a "moral debt" to Haiti during a visit on Tuesday to the impoverished Caribbean nation founded by former French slaves who ... ...

Why American Researchers Want To Use Cuba’s Cancer Drugs


CREDIT: AP Photo/Javier Galeano <br> <br>During the 55-year, United States-led trade embargo, the Cuban government used what little resources it had to spur innovation in preventative ... ...

From Obama to Castro the Pope has Pull


Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton, left, Ant Atitkson, second from left, Big Easy Lofton, second from right, look at teammate Flight Time Lang, right, helping Pope Francis spin the ball on ... ...

Castro says US helping opponents


Cuba's president Raul Castro talks to the media next to Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (C) during the departure of French President Francois Hollande (not pictured) at Jose Marti ... ...

DoubleLines Gundlach Puerto Rico represents only 1 percent of fund


<br>Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of investment firm DoubleLine Capital, said Puerto Rico municipal bonds represent about 1 percent of his DoubleLine closed-end ... ...

For orchestra musicians thrill of Cuba trip tempered by fear over instruments


Violin bow maker Matthew Wehling used a hand-operated drill to modify a bow component called a frog, which is the piece that the musician holds, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in his workshop Northfield, ... ...

Natalee Holloways father in Aruba pursuing new lead in hunt for body - Authorities reportedly ID suspect in Connecticut serial killer investigation


<br> Nearly a decade after Alabama teen Natalee Holloway vanished on a high school trip to Aruba, her father is back on the Caribbean island with a private detective, probing new clues and ... ...

Castro accuses U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana of ‘illegal’ training


Cuban President Raul Castro gestures during French President Francois Hollande's departure to Haiti, at Jose Marti airport in Havana, on May 12, 2015. Hollande is the first French leader to ... ...

French President makes rare visit to former colony of Haiti


French President Fran?ois Hollande, left, received by Haitian President Michel Martelly, centre, and Prime Minister Evans Paul in Port-au-Prince on May 12, 2015. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty ... ...

French President Francois Hollande Arrives in Haiti


French President Francois Hollande(C) is received by the President of Haiti, Michel Martelly at his arrival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on May 12, 2015. (AFP ... ...

Barcelona ease into UEFA Champions League final


Bayern Munich 3 Barcelona 2 (agg 3-5)Bayern Munich failed to summon the miracle they required to prevent Barcelona easing into the UEFA Champions League final at the Allianz Arena tonight.Thomas ... ...

Why We Should Be Skeptical About Raul Castro’s Talk of Conversion


<br>Many Catholics were cheered this week upon hearing that the dictator of Cuba Raul Castro has told the pope he might return to the folds of the Church. When the game is cheating the devil ... ...

US won’t rule out Obama visit to Cuba


<br>US President Barack Obama has no immediate plans to visit Cuba but has not ruled out making such a trip "in the year to come," the White House said Monday.As France's ... ...

Probe into Rubis report delay


Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday announced the government has appointed retired Justice Joseph Strachan to conduct an independent review into the cause of the delayed release of a ... ...

Gomez NHI implementation will not fail this time


Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez said yesterday that the government will not fail at the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) this time around. <br>The government intends to roll ... ...

Armed robbery burglary case nolled


The attorney general yesterday stopped the trial of a man accused of burglary and armed robbery. Kevy Nixon was accused of burglarizing the home of Mishan Philius and the armed robbery of Anvil Davis ... ...

The Habana Libre hotel pawn in Castros battle against the US - a history of cities in 50 buildings day 34


<br>Once a playground for American tourists, after Fidel Castro's revolutionaries marched on Havana this grand Hilton hotel was recast as a symbol of changing allegiances and ideologies ... ...

Video Cuba Gooding Jr. on playing O.J. Simpson in new series


John Travolta, David Schwimmer and Cuba Gooding Jr. reveal the process behind their preparation for playing out O.J. Simpson's notorious celebrity trial in FX's latest series 'American ... ...

Total Denies Offshore Oil Exploration Deal with Cuba


<br>PARIS, May 12 (Reuters) - French oil major Total denied it had signed an offshore exploration deal with Cuba during President Francois Hollande's visit as previously reported by Cuban ... ...

Education Ministry vows to continue support for UWI


Minister of Education Ronald Jones in discussion with Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau during a recent courtesy ... ...

Relations deepening between Barbados and France


<br> <br>THE DEEPENING of relations between Barbados, France and its overseas territories Martinique and Guadeloupe received a fillip last weekend. ... ...

Retired appeal court judge Boyd Carey is dead


<br>The justice system was saddened yesterday by the death of retired Jamaican appeal court judge, Boyd Carey. The jurist died at his home in Florida, United States, at the age of 85 years, ... ...

Defense Bill Would Put 100000 Untraceable Guns On Streets


<br> <br> <br> WASHINGTON -- Psst. Want an untraceable gun? Courtesy of Congress and the U.S. military?That may soon be possible thanks to a provision tacked onto this year's ... ...

Cubas Castro concerned over illegal activity at U.S. mission


HAVANA, May 12 (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro said <br>on Tuesday he was concerned about "illegal" training for <br>dissidents at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, ... ...

Cuba offers US its breakthrough lung cancer vaccine as relations normalize with communist nation


Breakthrough in Natalee Holloway case: New witness comes forward ten years on to say he saw suspect carrying her body as her father rushes to Aruba to ... ...

Syrias Intelligence Chief Arrested After Coup Attempt


Syria's chief of intelligence, Ali Mamlouk, has been placed under house arrest after being suspected of planning a coup against the Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to a report by the ... ...

Poroshenko violates Minsk deal vowing to recapture Donetsk Airport - Kremlin


The Ukrainian president's decision to reclaim Donetsk Airport, a key strategic point in the conflict in the country's east, are in violation of the Minsk peace deal, says the ... ...

Ditch Cold War mentality China hits back at US DoD report


Beijing has voiced "strong opposition" to a US Department of Defense (DoD) report which accused China's military of being a threat and lacking transparency. It also urged the US to ... ...

Minnesota Orchestra Set to Perform in Cubadisco shortly


The Minnesota Orchestra will be back in Cuba eighty five years later for two concerts at the International Cuban Record Industry Festival, Cubadisco, and hold exchanges with music school ... ...

Thousands Sing With Prince for Peace in Baltimore


WASHINGTON - Thousands of people, including Baltimore's State Attorney, sang with Prince at a concert for peace in Baltimore, a response to the riots that followed the death in custody of young ... ...

Magnitude 7.4 deadly earthquake strikes Nepal close to Everest


A 7.4-magnitude quake has rocked Nepal, followed by two major aftershocks. At least 42 people have been killed in Nepal, and over a thousand injured. It comes weeks after another disastrous quake ... ...

Friend seeks money to bring Kitchener moms body home after accident in Jamaica


Amanda Prosper, 31, died in a car accident while on vacation in Jamaica. (Facebook) A Shakespeare, Ont. woman has raised more than $5,000 to bring the body of Amanda Prosper home to Kitchener from ... ...

Were About to Get Cubas Lung Cancer Vaccine


- <br>Closer American ties with one of the world's major cigar exporters could actually be good news in the fight against lung cancer. Cuba has developed Cimavax, an effective lung cancer ... ...

IMF to release latest review of Jamaicas economic reform programme today


A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday morning release the results of the eighth assessment of Jamaica's performance under the economic reform programme. ... ...

Dates itinerary for papal trip to Cuba announced


Catholic World News - May 12, 2015 <br>The Cuban episcopal conference has announced the dates of Pope Francis's upcoming apostolic journey to the island nation. <br>The Pope will ... ...

Another major earthquake shakes Nepal killing at least 37


A Nepalese victim of Tuesday's earthquake is carried on a stretcher after she was brought from Charikot, Dolakha District to Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A major ... ...

Voice on meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro


French President Francois Hollande,on his meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro during his historic trip to Havana, quoted by the BBC Tuesday. ... ...

French President Hollande calls for end to US embargo on Cuba


<br>Visiting French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged the US economic sanctions on Cuba to be lifted as they have caused "so much damage." "France should do whatever is ... ...

Tulsa volunteer deputy cancels Bahamas trip after shooting


TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A former Tulsa County volunteer deputy charged with fatally shooting a restrained man has canceled his Bahamas vacation after "he was ridiculed in the national ... ...

New rivals loom for New Zealand rowers after opening World Cup regatta in Bled


<br>??A dangerous new German men's double scull crew, incredible veteran Ekaterina Karsten and a collection of medals for China were the biggest talking points of the opening World Cup ... ...

State TV Frances Total to Explore for Oil off Cuba


<br>HAVANA, May 11 (Reuters) - French oil major Total signed an agreement on Monday to explore for offshore oil with Cuban state oil monopoly CubaPetroleo (Cupet) in a deal reached during a ... ...

Hollande Stressed Cuba´s Contributions and Asks for End of Embargo


Havana, May 11 ( Prensa Latina)French President, Francois Hollande, today highlighted the contributions of Cuba to the peace process in Colombia and called for an end to the US embargo against the ... ...

Barbados to Host 36th CARICOM Conference


Bridgetown, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Barbados will Host the 36th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of the Caribbean (Caricom),next July 4, an occasion in which it will ... ...

State Russian Museum to Have Digital Subsidiary in Cuba


Havana, May 11 (PL) The National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba will host a virtual branch of the Russian State Museum, the second largest after the Hermitage, confirmed today the director of the Cuban ... ...

Bynoe son steps up


Tomilson Bynoe, a director of A1 Supermarkets, is confident the business will not be a one-generation success. (Pictures by Xtra Vision Photography.) <br> ... ...

Call for capital works ‘spark’


UCAL: $82 000 not enough <br> <br> <br>This is among recommendations from the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC), which remains deeply concerned about the state of the ... ...

WestJet hints of more flight


Windward gets 4-Day Match <br> <br> <br>Business development manager Kimberley Tobias gave the teaser to local travel agents and tourism officials at a recent cocktail reception at ... ...

EDITORIAL Govt must revisit tipping fee


<br> <br>GOVERNMENT'S DECISION to impose a tipping fee on waste haulers might have been well intentioned, but what’s absolutely clear right now is that it was not well thought ... ...

All Stars Empire into semis easy


<br> <br>ALL STARS and Massy Insurance Empire both had perfect records in the pool matches and easily qualified for the semi-finals in the men’s section of the Indoor Hockey ... ...

ALL AH WE IS ONE Sights set low


AS I SEE THINGS: Managing C'bean... <br> <br> <br>In many ways, this deliberate lowering of public expectations has been pursued both as an electoral tactic, and as a ... ...

Landfill fee will erase profit


<br> <br>I AM a landscaper who has contractual arrangements to do garden maintenance and to remove the debris to the recycling plant. We make an average of two trips to the landfill ... ...

Bajans have shot to stay in Group 1


<br> <br>IT COULD be a September to remember for Barbadosin tennis as the country could get the opportunity to stay in Group 1 of the Davis Cup competition. ... ...

DEAR CHRISTINE Hurt by his rudeness


DEAR CHRISTINE: I love outside... <br> <br> <br>BY THE TIME you receive this letter, Mother’s Day would have passed – seeing that this letter is being penned on the ... ...

THE ‘NETTE EFFECT Owning my Mother’s Day


Lauri-Anne a rising star <br> <br> <br>I was quibbling with my daughter about her making me late for church, again. That may be a mild way of putting it but in any case, we did not ... ...

DEAR CHRISTINE Afraid to tell him how I feel


DEAR CHRISTINE: He's using me but... <br> <br> <br>I AM HAVING a hard time trying to cope with a situation I am facing. You see, I am in love with a man who has no idea how ... ...

Paragon beat Tennis Centre to win club title


From The Archives: Tribute to Marshall... <br> <br> <br>Paragon are the new Republic Bank Inter-club champions, coming from behind in the final match to stun defending champs and ... ...

Health minister to lead delegation to World Health Assembly


<br> <br>HEALTH MINISTER John Boyce will lead the Barbados delegation to the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, from Thursday this week. ... ...

Lashley Well done Sir Charles


<br> <br>MINISTER OF CULTURE, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has praised local businessman Sir Charles Williams for his entry into the Guinness World Records. ... ...

No mass layoffs last year says BEC president


Barbados Visual Media Awards Nominees... <br> <br> <br>While about four companies folded, President of the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) Ian Gooding-Edghill said ... ...

NATION newscast May 11 2015


<br>Dos and Donts <br>Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following: <br> Stay on topic - ... ...

Pope Francis to visit 4 sites in Cuba during September trip


Pope Francis meets Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool) HAVANA -- The Catholic Bishops Conference of Cuba says ... ...

More than 500 acres of agricultural lands torched...losses could run into half a billion dollars


500 acres scorched, burn bill may hit $500m The bush fires that for nearly two weeks have been sweeping across hilly sections of Mavis Bank in east rural St Andrew have already torched more than 500 ... ...

FIRE DROUGHT - Dry spell bedevils farmers but expect more than average rainfall


THE BREADBASKET Parish of St Elizabeth is currently reeling from the effects of severe drought conditions, with farmers said to be experiencing significant losses as their crops dry up in the field. ... ...

How has the drought affected you


How has the drought affected you? <br>With the country wilting under the pressure of the drought, farmers across the country were asked that question. This is how some of them responded: ... ...

Anyone brave enough to swing CCJ vote - MPs not expected to break party ranks today


Dr St Aubyn Bartlett recalls getting a piercing stare from Edward Seaga in 2003 after he abstained from voting on a bill that would eventually pave the way for Jamaica to join the Caribbean Court of ... ...

China cuts interest rates again to boost sluggish economy


BEIJING (AP): <br>China cut interest rates Sunday for the third time in six months to boost sluggish economic growth and announced that it is giving banks more flexibility in setting rates paid ... ...

The heat is on - Record in global sizzle predicted for 2015


BERLIN, Germany: <br>It is expected that 2015 will be much warmer than 2014. <br>That was the declaration made by Stefan Rahmstorf, respected professor of physics of the oceans, at the ... ...

Default fears loom as Greek economy teeters on brink


Brussels, Belgium (AP): <br>Greece may have only a couple of weeks left before it faces real problems meeting its financial commitments, the country's finance minister conceded Monday as ... ...

I wont give up on my child - Mothers of missing children share their plight


Jennifer Capleton has not seen her daughter in two months. It was a Sunday in March and she was at the hospital with her daughter only to discover the child had left the hospital without her ... ...

Man charged with child stealing six-year-old Phaedra placed in state care


<br> <br>Thirty-year-old Sheldon Coleman was charged with child stealing after being interviewed in the presence of his attorney. <br> <br>He is scheduled to appear before the ... ...

Hollande meets Castro on bilateral ties


Visiting French President Francois Hollande and Cuban leader Raul Castro on Monday discussed ways to strengthen political and economic ties between their ... ...

Jamaica mens beach volleyballers through to next round of olympic qualifying


<br> The Jamaican men's beach volleyball pairs of Mark Lewis and Ryck Webb (Team A) and Christopher (Froggy) Walters and Donovan (Larry) Richards (Team B) ended the 2016 Olympic Beach ... ...

France urges U.S. to end trade embargo on Cuba


<br>French President Fran?ois Hollande called on Monday for ending of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, saying France "will be a faithful ally" as Cuba reforms its centrally planned ... ...

Cuba trip represents Minnesota Orchestra’s revival


After President Barack Obama announced plans in December to restore ties with Cuba after a half-century break, orchestra leaders saw an opportunity. They reached out to Cuban officials and were then ... ...

White House says not rule out Obamas visit to Cuba


US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center in Panama City on April 11, 2015. ... ...

PLP has made things worse for Bahamians Butler-Turner says


Although it celebrated three years in office last week, the Christie administration has failed to bring "hope and relief" to the Bahamian people and have made "matters even worse" ... ...

Qatar and Cuba Explore Increasing Medical Cooperation


Doha, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Health of Qatar, Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Qahtani, expressed Monday his disposition to expand medical cooperation of Cuba, from the successful ... ...

Tom Brady suspended four games New England Patriots fined $1 million


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night, May 7, 2015, the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn't detracted in any way ... ...

Waste haulers stage another tipping fee protest


<br> <br>FOR THE SECOND time in as many weeks, waste haulers and movers have staged protest action over the implementation of the tipping fee for garbage disposal at Sustainable Barbados ... ...

Sir Austin receives insignia of knighthood


Sir Austin Sealy being dubbed Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave as son Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy looks on.. (Picture by Nigel ... ...

11-Plus triplets parents’ joy


Centenarian thanks God to be still... <br> <br> <br>Imagine its intensity when multiplied by three. <br>This simple maths may be complex to some, but the Boyce-Gollop family ... ...

Barbados lose international 3-1 to St Kitts


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Alwyn Babb <br> <br> <br>Kennedy Isles opened the scoring for St Kitts in the 29th minute and Mario Harte equalised in the 40th. <br>In the second half, ... ...

High winds continue to affect some LIAT flights


<br> <br>ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prevailing seasonal high winds continue to affect some LIAT flights, particularly in Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The current ... ...

CMA CGM to run logistics hub serving Cuba’s Port of Mariel


CMA CGM Group on Monday said it will work with a Cuban partner to run a logistics complex serving the Port of Mariel, giving a boost to the island's effort to make itself a transshipment ... ...

Tracey Neville’s England sweep aside Trinidad Tobago


<br>A masterful second-half display from England saw them seal a 69-36 win over Trinidad & Tobago in Liverpoolon Monday, clinching a 3-0 series victory in Tracey Neville's first ... ...

As Cuba opens Hollande seeks greater French role


HAVANA, May 11 (Reuters) - French President Francois <br>Hollande on Monday urged an end to the U.S. trade embargo of <br>Cuba and envisioned a larger French role in Cuba's ... ...

Dominican Republic’s biggest forest fire under control 3 arrests


<br>La Vega, Dominican Republic.- The Army on Saturday arrested a third arson suspect in connection with the forest fire at Loma Miranda, along with two others already arraigned. ... ...

US local business leaders Dominican Republic can be a logistics hub


<br>Washington DC.- The Chamber of Commerce of the United States (US Chamber) and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR) on Monday proposed the country as a ... ...

Cuban Doctor First and Foremost Love the Profession


The greatest satisfaction for a doctor in Cuba is not watching many people suffer like one sees suffering in some places. In all these missions there's great suffering, seeing people without ... ...

First baby born with IVF that uses stem cells to pep up old eggs


So women have stem cells in their ovaries? Does this mean they can make new eggs? I thought women were born with all the eggs they were ever going to ... ...

Yuliesky Gourriel’s Fact Irregularities of Cuba and excessive fine from Japan


Today's Cuba most popular player, Yuliesky Gourriel, has stirred the news environment of fans and national and foreign mass media after the termination of his contract with the Japanese baseball ... ...

2015 Caribbean Festival with a Wide World Call


Santiago de Cuba - Over a thousand artists and scholars from thirty countries of the Caribbean and elsewhere will take part in the 35th edition of the International Caribbean Festival to be held from ... ...

Putin says Ukraine peace ‘moving forward’ despite problems


Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday that the peace process in eastern Ukraine was progressing despite ... ...

Raúl Castro Meets With Pope Vows To Become Catholic — What Will Marco Rubio Do Now


<br> Ra?l Castro is totally charmed by Pope Francis. The leader of the Catholic world has that effect on people, but who could have predicted that he’d have that effect on the leader of ... ...

Cuban President Castro impressed with Pope Francis says he might return to Church


<br>VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) - Cuban President Raul Castro on Sunday thanked Pope Francis for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington and said the pope so impressed him that he might ... ...

Tampa facing competition as Florida cities chase Cuba


<br> <br> TAMPA — Leaders in business and government across the Tampa Bay area are scrambling to cash in the coming normalization of relations with once-taboo Cuba. <br> ... ...

Royal Caribbean Cruises orders fourth Quantum-class ship


Parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced an agreement with German shipyard Meyer Werft to order a new Quantum-class ship that would be delivered in 2019.The new ship order is a ... ...

White House Barack Obama Visit to Cuba Not Ruled Out


Washington: US President Barack Obama has no immediate plans to visit Cuba but has not ruled out making such a trip "in the year to come," the White House said Monday. <br>As ... ...

Cuba a major player in the 21st century declares François Hollande


"France has always backed Latin America's economic demands for a just distribution of wealth. Today, your continent and the Caribbean have become major players in the 21st century." ... ...

Puerto Rico Utility Battles to Restructure Debt


<br>The municipal debt drama in Puerto Rico continues. <br>The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is seeking to restructure roughly $9 billion in ... ...