Expert Panel on Cuba Yachting Speaks to Overflow Crowd

Expert Panel on Cuba Yachting Speaks to Overflow Crowd

Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show – A standing-room only crowd attended the Destination Cuba panel yesterday to learn about yachting to, from and around Cuba; the legal aspects and permitting requirements; how the yachting world can participate in good environmental stewardship of the island nation; and commercial opportunities available now.  See link at bottom of … Read more

Anticipation Builds for the First Startup Weekend in Havana

Anticipation Builds for the First Startup Weekend in Havana

The Cuba Journal caught up with Alex Medina today to discuss tomorrow’s kickoff of Startup Weekend’s first event in Cuba — to be held in Havana at the Panorama Hotel. Startup Weekend organizes high-impact, experiential events that foster entrepreneurship and community building in every corner of the world.  As of last year, the organization hosted … Read more

Obama Administration Suggests Further Easing of Embargo

Reuters has reported that Obama could further relax the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba.  A senior State Department official said on Tuesday that Washington would not first demand human rights progress from Havana. “We are making progress. We are making regulatory changes. We’ll make more,” said David Thorne, a senior adviser to Secretary of State … Read more

Top Speakers Planned for Cuba Summit 2015

Top Speakers Planned for Cuba Summit 2015

At the Economist Events’ first Cuba Summit in the US, Economist editors, business and policy leaders, and industry experts will analyze Cuba’s changing economic, social and political future. Foreign businesses operating in Cuba face many restrictions preventing them from responding quickly to emerging opportunities. The shift in U.S.-Cuban relations promises to give a further boost … Read more

Sprint to Offer Roaming in Cuba

By the Cuba Journal staff US mobile firm Sprint has signed a direct roaming agreement with the Telecommunications Company of Cuba. That makes the company the first US wireless carrier to sign such a deal with ETECSA, it said. “As the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Cuba continues to progress, it is expected that … Read more