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Cuba's Communist Party to hold Congress
Havana, April 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will hold its eighth Congress scheduled for April 16-19 as the island nation marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, where Cuban revolutionary forces defeated US-backed mercenaries aiming to overthrow the socialist revolution.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba surpasses 85,000 Covid-19 infections
Havana, April 12 (IANS) Cuba reported five deaths and 1,040 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the death toll to 453 and the total number of cases to 85,572, the Ministry of Public Health reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Car caravan hits roads in Cuba against US embargo
Havana, March 30 (IANS) A car, motorbike, and bicycle caravan hits the roads in Havana, demanding the lifting of the six-decades US embargo against Cuba, known as "blockade" among the locals.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba's Abdala Covid-19 vaccine enters phase 3 clinical trial
Havana, March 21 (IANS) Cuba began phase 3 clinical trials of its Abdala Covid-19 vaccine, Marta Ayala, director general of Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, told a press conference.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Covid pandemic wreak havoc on Cuba tourism
Havana, March 17 (IANS) Cuba's top tourist destination Havana, where music once reverberated on streets, taxi drivers were busy picking up passengers at airport, and foreigners bustled in souvenir shops, has seen sharp fall in tourist arrivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Covid pandemic wreak havoc on Cuba tourism
Havana, March 17 (IANS) Cuba's top tourist destination Havana, where music once reverberated on streets, taxi drivers were busy picking up passengers at airport, and foreigners bustled in souvenir shops, has seen sharp fall in tourist arrivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba's daily Covid cases lowest in 3 weeks
Havana, March 1 (IANS) With 618 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Cuba registered its lowest number of single-day infections in the last three weeks, the Ministry of Public Health reported.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba begins imposing restrictions on flights, travellers
Havana, Feb 7 (IANS) Cuban health authorities have started imposing restrictions on commercial flights and in-bound travellers, who will have to submit to a period of isolation and testing to prevent further transmission of the novel coronavirus.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba to quarantine int'l passengers amid surging Covid-19 cases
Havana, Jan 31 (IANS) Cuba set a new Covid-19 daily case record of 910 infections as the government announced quarantine measures for international passengers starting on February 6.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba condemns US for adding it to terrorism blacklist
Havana, Jan 13 (IANS) Cuba condemns its inclusion in a US list of countries that sponsor terrorism, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba starts monetary overhaul amid Covid-19 pandemic
Havana, Jan 2 (IANS) Cuba has introduced a monetary overhaul which will eliminate the dual currency system in place on the island nation since 1994, in hopes of improving the country's economic performance amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of US sanctions.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuban President says ready to talk with Biden
Havana, Dec 18 (IANS) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said that he was ready to talk with US President-elect Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, "on any subject".
2020-12-18
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Covid-19 under control in Cuba since onset: Health Minister
Havana, Dec 17 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has been "under control" in Cuba since its onset, thanks to comprehensive management, and national production of 85 per cent of the medical therapies and tools needed to deal with the disease, Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal said.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Havana int'l airport resumes operation after over 7 months
Havana, Nov 16 (IANS) The Havana international airport has resumed flight operations after remaining closed for more than seven months in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Cuba.
2020-11-16
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
US trade embargo causes $144bn losses for Cuban economy
Havana, Oct 23 (IANS) The US trade embargo against Cuba has caused more than $144 billion in losses for the island nation's economy in the past six decades, Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez said.
2020-10-23
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Pollard, Simmons help Trinbago Knight Riders win CPL 2020
Trinidad, Sep 11 (IANS) Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo ensured Trinbago Knight Riders completed the first perfect season in franchise T20 history as their team defeated St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 and win the trophy for a record fourth time.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
St Lucia Zouks to face Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2020 final
Trinidad, Sep 9 (IANS) St Lucia Zouks will face unstoppable Trinbago Knight Riders in Thursday's final of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League after they skittled perennial finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors for the second lowest team total in CPL history and blazed to victory in just 27 balls to complete one of the most dominant performances in T20 history.
2020-09-09
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Afghanistan players to extend stay in CPL 2020
Trinidad, Sep 5 (IANS) The Afghanistan national players, currently participating in the edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), have been allowed to continue playing in the tournament till its conclusion.
2020-09-05
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL 2020: Title defense ends as Warriors skittle Tridents
Trinidad, Sep 4 (IANS) Barbados Tridents' stuttering defense of their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title finally ended as they again failed to make three figures against a well-balanced Guyana Amazon Warriors attack in the ongoing edition of the T20 league.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Tropical storm Laura damages over 3,800 houses in Cuba
Havana, Sep 2 (IANS) Tropical storm Laura, which lashed Cuba last week with winds of more than 100 km per hour, damaged at least 3,839 homes, officials said.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
CPL: Spinners win it for Zouks; Pooran shines in Warrior's victory
Trinidad, Aug 31 (IANS) Some prudent captaincy coupled with masterful spin bowling helped St Lucia Zouks defend the lowest-ever total in the history of the Caribbean Premier League, as they edged the champions Barbados Tridents by three runs.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL: St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders continue winning streak
Trinidad, Aug 28 (IANS) The spinners, led by an evergreen Mohammad Nabi, helped St Lucia Zouks to a convincing six-wicket win over the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in Match 15 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.
2020-08-28
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Cuban firefighters battle blazes after storm lashes island
Havana, Aug 25 (IANS) Specialized forces of the Cuban Fire Brigade were working to put out major blazes at two buildings in eastern Santiago de Cuba after tropical storm Laura lashed the area.
2020-08-25
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tropical storm Laura hits Cuba amid Covid-19 pandemic
Havana, Aug 24 (IANS) Tropical storm Laura has hit Cuba, bringing with it heavy rains and gusty winds, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the island-nation.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Cuba,Environment/Wildlife
CPL 2020: Zouks, Knight Riders extend winning run
Trinidad, Aug 24 (IANS) It was a game that went down to the wire, but ultimately debutant Chemar Holder kept his nerve to help St Lucia Zouks defend 13 runs of the final over to win their third consecutive match in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2020-08-24
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
St Lucia Zouks, Guyana Amazon Warriors register wins in CPL 2020
Trinidad, Aug 23 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show by Mohammad Nabi, ably supported by Roston Chase and Scott Kuggeleijn helped St Lucia Zouks get a commanding victory over the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the ongoing edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2020-08-23
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Warriors open their account in CPL 2020
Trinidad, Aug 20 (IANS) Asif Ali finished the game in style as the Jamaica Tallawahs middle-order recovered from a top-order collapse to make light work of a tricky target against the St Lucia Zouks in their opening game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020.
2020-08-20
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL 2020: All members test negative for COVID-19
Trinidad, Aug 19 (IANS) All 237 members of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in the latest round of testing which took place on August 16.
2020-08-19
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Knight Riders, Tridents register winning starts at CPL 2020
Trinidad, Aug 19 (IANS) Brilliant all-round performances dominated the opening day of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 as Sunil Narine for Trinbago Knight Riders, followed by Rashid Khan and Mitchell Santner for Barbados Tridents gave their teams a winning start.
2020-08-19
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders to take Guyana Amazon Warriors in opener
Trinidad, Aug 18 (IANS) Hosts Trinbago Knight Riders may have the home advantage, but that will be a recurring feature this season at the Caribbean Premier League, as all matches are to be played in Trinidad amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-18
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Haven't gone this long without playing any cricket, says Taylor
Trinidad, Aug 11 (IANS) Veteran New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor conceded on Tuesday that he has not gone this long without playing cricket since his high school days. The Kiwis haven't featured in an international game since March due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Cuba postpones UN resolution against US trade embargo
Havana, July 30 (IANS) Cuba has said that it will postpone a draft resolution it annually submits to the UN General Assembly condemning the US trade embargo against the island country, until next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Bolt will come out of retirement only if coach tells him to
Jamaica, July 11 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt recently revealed what could make him come out of retirement and catch the imagination of track and field fans worldwide once again.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Athletics
Overall cricket structure needs change: Cameron eyes ICC top job
Jamaica, June 29 (IANS) Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Dave Cameron is in the running for the chairman's role in the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was recommended to current chairman Shashank Manohar by the United States Hall of Fame.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Rose expresses concerns over 'overweight' Thomas' fitness
Jamaica, June 27 (IANS) Former West Indies speedster Franklyn Rose expressed concerns over the fitness of current fast-bowler Oshane Thomas and stated he looks overweight going into the much-anticipated series against England.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
'US embargo prevents Alibaba shipment to Cuba'
Havana, April 2 (IANS) Cuban authorities have said that the US embargo on the island nation has prevented a shipment by Chinese electronics giant Alibaba which includes of masks, ventilators and testing kits to detect the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba raises blockade issue during dialogue with EU
Havana, Nov 30 (IANS) Delegations from Cuba and the European Union (EU) met in Havana for the Second Dialogue on Unilateral Coercive Measures.
2019-11-30
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Mo Farah's former coach banned for doping violations
Havana (Cuba), Oct 1 (IANS) Mo Farah's former athletics coach, Alberto Salazar, was on Tuesday suspended from the sport for four years after being found guilty of doping violations.
2019-10-01
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Football
Andre Russell announces arrival of first baby in unique way
Jamaica, Sep 17 (IANS) Star West Indies cricketer Andre Russell and wife Jassym Lora are expecting their first baby soon and the couple recently announced the gender of their baby in a unique way during a party here.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Former WI spinner Reg Scarlett passes away
Jamaica, Aug 15 (IANS) Former West Indies spinner Reg Scarlett passed away on Wednesday, a day short of his 85th birthday, after battling illness.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Gill breaks Gambhir's double century record
Trinidad, Aug 9 (IANS) Right-handed batsman Shubman Gill, who has not been included in the India squad for the ongoing India Tour of West Indies, has become the youngest to score a first-class double century for an Indian representative team.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Russia's Lavrov meets Cuba, Venezuela leaders, hits out at US
Havana, July 25 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov closed ranks with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez in Havana, and promised to strengthen Moscow's alliance with the Caribbean island and with Venezuela in the face of what he called US "impositions" and "neocolonialist methods."
2019-07-25
Category: International, Cuba,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Cuba finds invasive giant African land snail
Havana, April 26 (IANS) Cuban authorities have confirmed the presence of giant African land snails, an invasive species that's potentially harmful to humans and agriculture, in the central and eastern regions of the island.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Cuba,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Havana cigar festival to begin on Monday
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS) The 21st edition of the annual Cuba's Habanos Cigar Festival will begin here on Monday, which will showcase new premium handmade cigars to domestic and international aficionados.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Cuba,Human Interest/Society