US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, begins a two-day visit to Cuba on Tuesday. The US Secretary of Commerce is scheduled to visit today the port of Mariel.
The United States Embassy in Havana recently purchased a solar power system for $55,120.66, records show. The system should be installed by Oct. 15.
Private jet charter service from 19 United States cities to Cuba begins operations today. Victor, a British based company, will offer direct flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. Prices for a group of eight travelers flying to Havana for a four-night program begin at US $40,000.
“A bit of music, a bit of music!” DJ Neurys exclaims after going on stage and getting behind the synthesizers. All the way from Minneapolis, Manny Bhefto asks people to clap: “What’s up, Havana?” It’s Friday night at Havana’s Fabrica de Arte Cubano, a venue of the Les Voix Humaines Festival.
During an interview with Chilean television, US Secretary of State John Kerry said his country’s embargo on Cuba could end “before full democracy exists” on the island, DPA reported. Kerry maintained that “there is progress” on the island.
Preparing for a concert in Cuba? Mick Jagger, the leader of the famous British band The Rolling Stones, is visiting the Caribbean island, reports dpa news on Monday. The Stones are hoping to hold their first concert in Havana next Spring.
The Cuban Civil Defense announced on Saturday evening that the eastern part of the country, including the provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Holguin, Las Tunas, Camaguey and Ciego de Avila are back to normal after the passing of Hurricane Joaquin north of the island.
With home Internet service unavailable to Cubans and public WiFi hot spots prohibitive in cost for the average worker/professional, the State monopoly Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) announces that it will now allow people in other countries to pay for Cubans’ Internet use.
The still powerful Hurricane Joaquin continues to move northeast headed for Bermuda and beyond and the passing of its outer bands are still producing a little much needed rain in the eastern part of Cuba.
The powerful hurricane Joaquin continues its path slowly northwest in the Bahamas with winds of 130 mph. The outer bands of the storm may produce thunderstorms and some heavy rains and or coastal flooding and from Ciego de Avila to Guantanamo.