HAVANA, May 29  Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has opened a brand shop in Cuba, marking a rare move for a global tech company to make a full-fledged step to tap into the market. The South Korean tech giant said it has opened the brand shop under cooperation with a local

Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay

HAVANA,May 29th As a trained nurse, Jose Antonio Torres can help save lives — but in Cuba’s labour market, he finds riding a bicycle rickshaw a surer way to feed his four children. “I can earn the same in a day doing this as I would in one month working as a nurse,” says Torres, […]

Baseball for the blinds on the rise in Cuba

HAVANA,May 26th (Reuters) Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more, in Cuba’s growing league for the blind. Baseball has long been a national passion.

Holland America sailing to Cuba

HAVANA, May 25th Having received approval from the Cuban government this week, Holland America Line will begin sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale in time for the Christmas holidays. The first sailing, on Dec. 22, will be for 12

Experimental aircraft visite Varadero

HAVANA, May 24th Earlier this month, five private airplanes carrying 10 passengers took off from Florida Keys Marathon International Airport to fly to Varadero. Taking into account the wide variety of aircraft capable of different speeds, they

Ferries from Florida not a priority for Cuba

HAVANA, May 23th Cruises and commercial flights now link Tampa and Havana, but before the U.S. government approved either for such journeys, ferries had the nod. Yet, two years to the month after ferries were federally licensed to sail to the island nation, the maritime vessels have still not

Expedia begins offering online booking for hotels in Cuba

HAVANA, May 23th (Reuters) U.S. online travel services company Expedia (EXPE.O) said on Tuesday it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, hoping to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean

Kempinski opens his first 5 star hotel in Havana

HAVANA, May 23th (AFP)  Cuba’s first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to US$2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort in Cuba. The “Gran Hotel Manzana,” part of the Swiss group Kempinski Hotels, is situated in the heart of the Cuban capital in front

Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases

HAVANA, May 18 (PL) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island’s

Zika rises to nearly 1,900 in Cuba

HAVANA, May 18th (Reuters) Cuba said on Thursday 1,847 residents had so far contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus, warning that certain provinces on the Caribbean island still had high rates of infestation despite a series of

UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Havana

HAVANA, May 17 (PL) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) presented its considerations yesterday in Cuba on consumers” protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Consumers’ rights, good business practices