Cuba Announces Residential Internet Service Pilot

Cuba Announces Residential Internet Service Pilot

According to an announcement made on Sunday by ETECSA, Cuba’s state telecommunications company, a pilot project to bring broadband internet into Cuban homes is moving forward. The announcement was made by Odalys Rodríguez del Toro, ETECSA’s director for Havana. Del Toro also stated that three parks will receive new WiFi service including the Castillito and … Read more

The Newest Way to Fly Private to Cuba

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Caribbean Journal Travel Editor If you’re intrigued by the prospect of going to Cuba and you’d like to get there in jetset style, consider the new private jet charter service being offered between the U.S. and Havana by JetSuite. The nation’s fourth-largest private jet charter company will whisk passengers south on either … Read more

FCC Chairman Upbeat After Challenging Trip to Cuba

FCC Chairman Upbeat After Challenging Trip to Cuba

Recently, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) removed Cuba from its exclusion list. Now, US-based telecom operators can provide Internet and telephone services to Cuba without separate approval from the FCC and can export telecom equipment and products to Cuba. US State Department officials said that while the US is making efforts to conclude telecommunications agreements … Read more

China Is Making Its First Film in Cuba

A soon-to-launch film project in Cuba will be making history. No, it’s not a US movie produdction — although recent loosening of restrictions are making US filmmaking in Cuba far easier. In fact, it’s from one of Cuba’s oldest friends. Lovers in Havana will be the title of the first-ever Chinese film to be filmed in Cuba, … Read more

U.S. and Cuba Still At Impasse Over Internet Access

U.S. and Cuba Still At Impasse Over Internet Access

Despite Tuesday’s announcements from Washington of loosening air travel and export financing restriction related to Cuba, several round of meeting in Havana last week produced little movement forward when it came to establishing agreements about internet connectivity and telecommunications on the island. U.S. State Department officials said that while the U.S. is making efforts to push progress … Read more

Washington Announces Further Loosening to Cuban Embargo

Washington Announces Further Loosening to Cuban Embargo

Washington announced today further loosening of air travel and export financing restrictions related to Cuba. The amendments, “will remove restrictions on payment and financing terms for authorized exports and re-exports to Cuba of items other than agricultural items or commodities,” according to a statement from the Treasury and Commerce Departments. “Today’s amendments to the Cuban … Read more

Elevated Seismic Activity Continues in Cuba

Elevated seismic activity is continuing in Cuba, with earthquakes of over 4.0 magnitude on consecutive days this week, according to the United States Geological Survey. There were two quakes on Monday, with one at 4.8 on the Richter scale; that quake, whose epicenter was south of Santiago de Cuba, caused weak shaking in the Guantanamo … Read more

TV Documentary Covers Jose Abreu’s MLB Goodwill Tour in Cuba

TV Documentary Covers Jose Abreu’s MLB Goodwill Tour in Cuba

On Tuesday night, ComCast SportsNet Original Production will air a new documentary profiling Cuban-born and Major League Baseball player Jose Abreu’s return to Cuba as a part of MLB’s first goodwill trip to the island since 1999. “Going Home: Jose Abreu” is a 30-minute documentary that records the Chicago White Sox first baseman’s trip back to Cuba since … Read more