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Venezuela-Cuba underwater cable reaches Jamaica

<p style="text-align: justify;">A long-awaited underwater fiber-optic cable linking Venezuela to Cuba will reach Jamaica on Monday.The link will provide improved internet and telephone service to Cuba which is the least wired country in the Americas.A ceremony will be held at Golden Sands Beach in St. Ann on Monday morning to mark the landing of the section of the cable between Jamaica and Cuba. Read More

Culture Minister Pledges to Create Symphonic Orchestra

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana — The Angolan Ministry of Cultur intends to implement in a medium term a project to create a national symphonic orchestra, which will be supported directly by Cuban teachers and experts. Read More

Cuba’s Chucho Valdes Wins 5th Grammy

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 14, 2011. HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 14 — Cuba’s famed jazz pianist Chucho Valdes won his fifth Grammy Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles, California. Valdes and his band The Afro-Cuban Messengers competed in the Best Latin Jazz Album category with the CD Chucho’s Steps.Valdes, 69, who organizes the annual Jazz Plaza festival in Havana, won out over Pablo Aslan (Tango Grill), Hector Martignon (Second Chance), Poncho Sancez (Psychedelic Blues), Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet (Bien Bien). Read More

T&T to tackle Mexico, Cuba in U20 final round

<p style="text-align: justify;">Feb 13, 2011. Trinidad and Tobago's Under-20 men's team will face Mexico and Cuba in their opening group of the CONCACAF final round of qualification in Guatemala in April ahead of the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup later this year in Colombia.This was determined at the draw on Friday which sees defending champions Costa Rica heading Group C and playing Canada and Guadeloupe in the first round, while five-time champions Mexico will take on T&amp;T and Cuba in Group D. Read More

Travel Adventure Film Series

<p style="text-align: justify;">It's no wonder that Winston Churchill wrote that he felt delirious, "as if I had sailed with Long John Silver and first gazed on Treasure Island" as he approached Havana, Cuba, the island of revolution and seduction. The island-nation is stunningly beautiful, filled with colorful towns and a depth of history unique in the Americas.In Havana, walk along the Malecón, Havana's famous, crescent shaped boulevard. At the end of the Malecon lie the hotels and casinos built by the mafia in the 1940s and 50s. Read More

Cuba's internet capacity increased by 3000 percent

<p style="text-align: justify;">February 13, 2011.According to a press release from the International Telecommunications Union, a new undersea data cable connected to Cuba this week will increase the amount of the country's data and video transmission speed 3,000-fold when it becomes operation this summer. Read More

Tanzania Thanks Cuba for Cooperation

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 12 (acn) Mohammed Gharib Bilal, Vice-president of Tanzania,received Cuban ambassador Ernesto Gomez at the Presidential Palace this week, whom he expressed his country's appreciation for the help given by the Caribbean island. Read More

Sugar and rice will be available wholesale for benefit of self-employed food vendors

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sugar and rice will be available for wholesale distribution at Cuba's so-called "parallel markets," Radio Rebelde announced Sunday. The large-scale sale of these products is intended to benefit self-employed food producers and servers. Read More

The Creole Choir of Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Barbican Centre, London EC2. Sunday 13 February 2011. The Creole Choir of Cuba, known in their native land as Desandann, all come from the province of Camaguey where many are of Haitian descent.Their ancestors were forcibly brought to Cuba by French landowners after the successful revolution in Haiti led by Toussaint L'Ouverture and over the years, other Haitians came to the island seeking work or shelter and many moved to Camaguey.They brought with them their unique Haitian Creole language and culture which they kept alive in their community. Read More

Cable could spur Cuba telecom market past PR’s

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Associated Press. HAVANA — A long-awaited undersea fiber-optic cable linking Cuba with the outside world arrived on the island last week, promising a bandwidth bonanza for a country saddled with exorbitant telephone rates and among the slowest Internet connection speeds on the planet.The cable connecting Cuba with key ally Venezuela was brought ashore in the eastern resort of Siboney in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from the two countries, the state-run Prensa Latina news agency reported. Read More