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More than 10 600 Homes Affected by Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus

In Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, measures are being taken to define the priorities and organize the process of delivery of resources to the more than 10 600 families who until this Friday had reported damages resulting from the passage of Hurricane Irma. According to information provided by Noel Carballo, head of the subgroup in charge […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro: We’ll Come Through this Once Again

The President of the National Defense Council, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, led a meeting with Party, state and government leaders on Wednesday, September 13, during which the damages caused by Hurricane Irma were evaluated, and the actions to be undertaken during the recovery phase outlined. Raúl recognized the hard work in each of the […] Continue reading

Trinidad de Cuba Hotels Available to Tourists

The tourist facilities run by Gaviota Hotel Group in Topes de Collantes and those subordinate to Cubanacan SA in Trinidad, central Cuba, are already in operation, according to a statement from both entities which was quoted by  Prensa Latina news agency. The return to normality in these facilities implied the coordinated work and great effort […] Continue reading

Hurricane Irma Damages 80 Percent of Natural Forests in Sancti Spiritus

Although due to difficulties with access and communications the impact of Hurricane Irma is still unkown in several facilities, preliminary information allows us to state that 80 percent of the natural forests under the Flora and Fauna Business Unit Sa... Continue reading

Electrical Service Recovers in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

The province’s electricity service, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, is being primarily re-established in areas where important instititions are located such as hospitals, food processing plants, evacuation centers, and civil defense control stations, among others. According to Raidel Diaz Vega, investment director at the Empresa Electrica Provincial (Provincial Electricity Company) damages were reported […] Continue reading

Raul Castro: The Revolution Will Leave no One Unprotected

In a message sent to the Cuban people, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Raul Castro said that: “One principle remains immovable: the Revolution will leave no one unprotected and measures are already being adopted to ensure that no Cuban family is left to their fate”. “We face the recovery with the […] Continue reading

Hurricane Irma’s Only Benefit to Sancti Spíritus

The greatest contribution of dangerous Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus was the 731 000 000m³ of water received in the nine reservoirs that exist in this central Cuban province between Friday and Sunday. At that moment the territory stored 928 000 000m³, which represents 72 percent of its reservoirs’ capacity. The local Zaza dam, which was just […] Continue reading

Over 4 000 People Evacuated in Yaguajay as Irma Approaches

About four thousand people began to be evacuated since Thursday, September 7, in the municipality of Yaguajay, to the north of the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus. According to civil defense plans, these people should move to state institutions where shelter is provided in case of powerful hurricanes. The proximity of the category-five Hurricane […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus under Hurricane Warning in the Face of Irma

The central province of Sancti Spíritus, in the face of the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma on the outskirts of Cuban territory, is in hurricane watch phase since this Thursday morning reinforcing measures for risk reduction. According to a note issued today by the National Civil Defense General Staff, the provinces of Guantánamo, Santiago de […] Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus Readies for Imminent Threat of Hurricane Irma

Since the Information Phase was decreed in Sancti Spiritus last Tuesday afternoon, the Provincial Defense Council of this central Cuban territory was summoned to begin implementing the measures planned for this stage. The preparation of the evacuation centers, the protection of economic resources and institutions, and the availability of generators in the event of a […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus in Information Phase due to Hurricane Irma

Taking into consideration the characteristics of this extreme hydro meteorological event and its predicted path, the Cuban Civil Defense decreed the Information Phase for the province of Sancti Spiritus, along with the rest of the terriotories from Guantanamo to Matanzas yesterday afternoon. The now category five powerful Hurricane Irma, continues to intensify and will maintain […] Continue reading

Candidate Nomination Process Kicks Off in Sancti Spiritus

The nomination of candidates for delegates of the municipal assemblies of the People’s Power will start this September 4th in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, with the celebration of pilot meetings in the eight municipalities of the territory. According to information from the the Provincial Electoral Commission, the members of each of the so-called People’s Councils […] Continue reading

New Courses for Health Workers in Sancti Spiritus

For the first time ever, workers from the different health institutions of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, can apply for courses under the distance learning modality, to study Clinical Bioanalysis, Nursing, Imaging, Rehabilitation, Hygiene and Epidemiology, Nutrition and Health Information System. Over a hundred of such courses will be available in this province for next September […] Continue reading

Cuban Students Back to School in September

This coming September 4, more than 1.75 million students will enter Cuba’s 10,698 educational institutions, reported Education Minister Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, yesterday August 24, during a press conference in which details of the 2017-2018 academic year were discussed. Teacher coverage is guaranteed for 93% of classrooms, she noted, including those with alternatives in place. […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Women Remember Vilma Espín Guillois

The work of Vilma Espín Guillois, founding president of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC, in Spanish) was evoked in Sancti Spíritus on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of that mass organization this Wednesday. The more than 169 000 members of that body in this central Cuban province have dedicated several days to honor […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus’s Mobile Computer Club

A mobile computer center, best known in Cuba as  Joven Club de Computación, started operating in Sancti Spiritus as an educational and recreational option for the people living in hard-to-reach areas. It is an air-conditioned bus with 12 modern computers inside that offer the same services available in the usual facilities.   This initiative, born […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: Fidel Castro Acknowledged as Precursor of Computer Development in Cuba

The constant interest of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro concerning the informatization of the Cuban society was highlighted by Dr. C. Melchor Gil Morrell in the lecture he delivered at the II Technological Fair La Guayabera 5.0 underway until Saturday in Sancti Spíritus. Several photos were displayed to show what has been done to achieve […] Continue reading

Campismo Popular at a Good Pace in Sancti Spiritus

More than half the total number of people who booked to spend the summer in the six camping facilities available in Sancti Spiritus have already enjoyed this recreational option. According to Yoselín Marín Morgado, director of the Provincial Campismo Popular Company, nearly 14 thousand visitors were planned for the season, taking into consideration the infrastructure […] Continue reading

President of the Association of Cuban Journalists Passes Away

The President of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Antonio Moltó, passed away aged 74 in Havana, August 15, a victim of cancer. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Moltó was renowned for his professionalism and revolutionary spirit, qualities which earned him the respect, admiration and affection of his colleagues. Before the Revolution, […] Continue reading

Eternal Fidel

On the ocassion of the birthday of Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro, Escambray shares with you “Eternal Fidel”, by Enrique Ojito, with translation of Aracelia del Valle, a heartfelt piece of writing moved by the death of the loved guide of the Cuban people:   It’s simply impossible, because the honorable people from Sancti Spiritus, […] Continue reading

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

On 17 February this year, the United States Embassy in Havana and the Department of State informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the occurrence of some alleged incidents affecting some officials of that diplomatic mission and their families.   Cuba took this issue with the utmost seriousness and acted expeditiously and professionally in order […] Continue reading

Experts Warn on Impact of Climate Change in Sancti Spiritus, Central Cuba

The Caribbean Sea is penetrating the Cuban southern coast at 1.3 meters per year, as a result of the climate change, authorities of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) to the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus warned.     As a consequence, saline intrusion, soil erosion and disappearance of mangrove swamps are […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Technology Fair Dedicated to World Youth Festival

The Technology Fair La Guayabera, an event that will bring together culture and technology in this city from August 17th to 19th, will be dedicated to the World Festival of Youth and Students, said local sources today.   This initiative taken by the institutions of the Ministries of Culture and Communication in the province of […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Carrero to London World Championships

Sancti Spiritus runner Yasniel Carrero was officially included in the list that represents Cuba at IAAF Championships London 2017 to begin as of this Friday, according to information of Jit website.   Carrero joined the delegation along with Roberto Skyers and Harlyn Pérez, as part of the last minute adjustments in the Cuban team, which […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Baseball Manager: I make no promises

Eight months ago, José Raúl Delgado Diez took the reins of the Gallos de Sancti Spiritus (Sancti Spiritus Roosters) for the 57th National Baseball Series. It came in a moment when the fourth successive elimination of the classification zone still hurt. He found a beat-up team placed 15th in the standings of Cuban baseball.   […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Between Two 26th of July Celebrations

One year after having deserved the venue of the national commemoration on the occasion of the Moncada anniversary, the province of Sancti Spíritus consolidates its main socio-economic results. Several works were concluded in this territory over the past year as a result of the strategy of repair and maintenance endorsed by the Economic and Social […] Continue reading