Entries by Havana Live

Jesse Jackson arrives in Havana

Rev. Jesse Jackson is in Cuba and it’s not clear how long he may stay. Jackson arrived in Havana Friday afternoon, but did not provide extensive details as to why he is visiting the country. Jackson flew to Havana on a charter flight from Miami. Gross was jailed in Cuba in December 2009 and was […]

Cuba approves Law for Mariel special development Zone

The Council of State of Cuba, met on Thursday in the capital and passed a Decree/Law for the Mariel Special Development Zone, destined to become the main import/export gateway for Cuba’s foreign trade, said Granma newspaper. In addition to the law, the Official Gazette will publish in the coming days the port’s regulations with seven […]

Haitian carrier Sunrise Airways launches Cuba flights

HAVANA, Haitian startup carrier Sunrise Airways received permission to offer charter flights between Cuba and Haiti, Caribbean Journal reported. Sunrise will operate twice-a-week flights between Port-au-Prince and Holguín on a 19-seat Jetstream 32 aircraft. The airline was launched in November 2012 and “aims to establish a hub in Port-au-Prince,” the company says on its Website. […]

Havana sees new life for industriell port

Havana’s harbor has long been an unsightly jumble of piers left to crumble into piles of rusty, twisted rebar. Its dominant feature is a refinery smokestack across the bay that belches smoke and flame 24 hours a day. But lately demolition crews and towering cranes have been working double-time to finally tear down the ruined […]

Tracy Reese’s Havana night’s for Spring 2014 – New York Fashion Week

Tracy Reese showed her 2014 Spring collection yesterday at Lincoln Center. There was lively Latin-flavored music, packets of plantains on the seats, and even live conga players in a playful runway presentation. In an interview backstage before the show she told me the African-Cuban theme is one she returns to again and again. There was […]

Travel Agents from Around the World Descend on Havana

Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) In order to promote destination Cuba, the island has welcomed 350 travel agents from 20 countries for a program organized by the Cuban travel company HAVANATOUR. With its strategy of continued growth, HAVANATOUR is one of the largest companies of its type, announced that it was celebrating 35 years of […]

Havana eager to host World high diving Series

Cuba is eagerly preparing to host a stage of the 2014 World High Diving Series, the newest and most exciting competition in the world of aquatic sports. “It’s going to be a very important show,” said Ruiz Pedreguera, a former diver in the 70s and 80s who hopes to see Cuban athletes competing in the […]

Port Manatee hoping to provide ferry service to Cuba

Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras wants to be ready if and when the United States approves travel to Cuba by boat. Speaking at a Manatee Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Thursday, Buqueras said the cruise industry is waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Treasury for waterway travel, but when that comes, he […]

Cuban Airline launches scheduled service to Jamaica

Passengers disembark the first scheduled Aerogaviota flight from Havana to the Norman Manley Intern. Airport in Kingston, yesterday. THE options for travel from Cuba to Jamaica each year have been boosted with yesterday’s official launch of Aerogaviota’s scheduled air service between Havana and Kingston. The airline has been operating chartered Water and Housing Dr. Morais […]