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“Caribbean Travel Landscape Changed Forever”

“Caribbean Travel Landscape Changed Forever”

Calling it the “biggest and most disruptive pebble to be dropped into the Caribbean pool in fifty years,” the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association [CHTA] has released a position paper on the impact for the wider tourism industry due to the opening of travel to Cuba for United States citizens. The paper said, “The CHTA expects... Read more of this article

Opinion: What Does Cuba Mean For Bermuda?

Opinion: What Does Cuba Mean For Bermuda?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] “Events, dear boy, events.” Reputedly, that was UK ex-Prime Minister Harold MacMillan’s response when asked what he feared most. For Bermuda, two events have occurred. On 2nd December 2014, we learned that Bermuda would host the 2017 America’s Cup races. Fifteen days later, Bermuda learned that US... Read more of this article

Opinion: Starling On USA & Cuba Relationship

Opinion: Starling On USA & Cuba Relationship

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I cautiously welcome the normalisation of relations between the USA and Cuba. While this does not include the lifting of the criminal embargo regime against Cuba – which requires congressional approval – this is a welcome step forward and will make it easier for Cubans living overseas to visit... Read more of this article

United States To Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions

United States To Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions

U.S. President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes to U.S. policy with Cuba today [Dec 17], moving to normalize relations between the two nations, including facilitating an expansion of travel to Cuba. Under the new measures, the United States plans to reopen its embassy in Havana and significantly ease restrictions on travel and commerce. “With... Read more of this article

Giant Steps Band Accepted Into Havana Festival

Giant Steps Band Accepted Into Havana Festival

Bermuda’s Giant Steps Band have been accepted into the Havana International Jazz Festival in Cuba. The band was excited when they were told their DVD presentations from their 2012 island wide performances and other material convinced the Cuban Cultural organizers to accept them.Dale Butler and Darlene Hartley, who head the fundrasing committee for... Read more of this article

U/17 Football: Cuba Beats Bermuda 3-1

U/17 Football: Cuba Beats Bermuda 3-1

Bermuda’s U17 World Cup qualifying team went down to Cuba in their first of three matches in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifier being played in Trinidad & Tobago. Their first match was against Cuba, who scored three goals by the half to lead 3-0 at halftime. Bermudian Zeiko Lewis scored for Bermuda in the 75th minute of play,... Read more of this article

Six Medals In Caribbean Champs in Cuba

Six Medals In Caribbean Champs in Cuba

[Updated] Hot on the heels of a five-medal performance by 10 year old swimmer Mitch Gariepy in Florida, local swimmers continue to pile up the medals with four more Bermudians capturing six medals in an international field; this time at the 2010 Caribbean Island Swimming Championships in Cuba. In her international debut for Bermuda, Lisa Blackburn an... Read more of this article