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EU, Cuba Together on Recovery Actions after Irma

EU Humanitarian Aid Coordinator for the Caribbean, Virginie André, considers that despite the damage caused by the meteorological phenomenon, a rapid response has been evident six months laterCuba and the European Union are working to ensure the recovery capacity of the affected populations and compensate for the damages caused by Hurricane Irma on the island, … Continue reading

Caribbean Nations Discuss Climate Change in Venezuela

ACS members will analyze the effects of climate change and the financing of projects in nations devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria The XXIII Ministerial Meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) continued Thursday in Venezuela, where representatives from the region seek to address the effects of climate change and support the financing of projects in nations devastated … Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus: One Hundred Days after Irma

Less than four months after the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma through the northern coasts of Cuba, one of the hardest-hit provinces transfigures its landscape When the center of Hurricane Irma alighted on the keys north of Sancti Spíritus early on Saturday, September 9, the Meteorology Institute confirmed that just at that very moment the … Continue reading

Cuban Minister Praises Recovery of Cultural Facilities

Cuban Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, stressed that despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the country managed to reopen damaged art schools and save patrimonial objects In statements to Prensa Latina, Prieto recalled that the atmospheric phenomenon, the most powerful one formed in the Atlantic Ocean basin, caused damages to some 300 institutions of … Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: Millionaire Investments in Health Facilities

More than 4 million pesos have been invested to date in different health institutions in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus. Almost all of the centers affected by Hurricane Irma have been recovered. When they finish putting the last slabs, secure the tiles of the false ceiling and finish all the veneers, the Maternity … Continue reading

Chileans Honor Fidel with Soccer Game

On occasion of the first anniversary of Fidel Castro’s passing, the Coordinator Group of Solidarity with Cuba in Santiago de Chile organized a soccer match A soccer match and a letter to Donald Trump through the U.S. Embassy in Chile, were some of the initiatives launched by groups of friendship with Cuba in Chile. As … Continue reading

State Facilities in Yaguajay Recover after Irma

Although Irma not only messed up, but also caused deep wounds in the economic and social infrastructure of the northernmost municipality of Yaguajay, in the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, the hard work undertaken just a few hours after the rain and wind stopped is already yealding results. Marelys Cedeño Cardoso, vice president of the […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Insurance Company Compensates Hurricane Irma Victims

The insurance company of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, will disburse over 5 000 000 pesos to pay the corresponding compensation to the legal and natural persons who claimed on the insurance after the passage of Hurricane Irma.   According to Reldy Ramirez Garcia, deputy director of the company, there are 249 of such persons who […] Continue reading

September Rainfall Favored Reservoirs in Cuba

At the end of September, the reservoirs of the island held a total of 6.446 billion cubic meters of water September, as usual, proved to be one of the wettest months of the year in Cuba, ending with total national rainfall of 344.9 millimeters, equivalent to 185% of the historic monthly average. As reflected by […] Continue reading

António Guterres Visits Caribbean Islands Hit by Hurricanes

Guterres told reporters that his visit to the Caribbean aims to “see what else the United Nations can do to help those affected” UN Secretary-General António Guterres is currently visiting Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, Caribbean islands affected last month by powerful hurricanes. According to the Office of the Spokesman of the Secretary General, Guterres […] Continue reading

Homes Turns into Schools: Lessons of Solidarity in Yaguajay

Damages caused by Hurricane Irma on the educational infrastructure in rural areas of Yaguajay brought about the support of local residents to resume school activities Olainys Duran Martinez remembers that morning of September 10, 2017, when she opened the window of her house in Llanadas Arriba and saw that the roof of the school was […] Continue reading

What a Great Job We Have Done, Said Trump in Puerto Rico

Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the island  U.S. President Donald Trump visited hurricane-wracked Puerto Rico on Tuesday, hoping to highlight federal recovery efforts and repair damage done by his controversial early response to the crisis.   Trump’s trip to the U.S. territory of Puerto […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Electricians to Help Martinique

A brigade of electric linemen from the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus will travel in the next few hours to Martinique, in order to re-established electricity service in the Caribbean island severely pounded by hurricanes Irma and María last September. The group, which left this Wednesday morning to Havana, has been provided with a […] Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus Still Recovering after Irma

Sancti Spíritus continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma in order to move to normality as soon as possible, according to information from the Provincial Defense Council. Losses so far reported in this central Cuban territory are estimated at about 188, 900, 000 pesos.  More than 49 per cent of this amount corresponds […] Continue reading

Cuba Releases Preliminary Report on Hurricane Irma Damages

The provinces most affected were Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus and Villa Clara As is known, September 7-10, the country was impacted by the powerful Hurricane Irma, which caused severe coastal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rainfall, principally in the north of the island from Camagüey to Artemisa. The provinces most affected were Camagüey, […] Continue reading

Panama First Lady Brings Humanitarian Aid for Cubans

As part of her stay in Cuba, the first lady will hold meetings with students and residents of her country in the island Lorena Castillo de Varela, first lady of Panama, will officially deliver today in Cuba the humanitarian aid sent by the Panamanian people to the Cubans who suffered the effects of Hurricane Irma, […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: A Fearless and Courageous Legion

After the devastation brought by Hurricane Irma last September 9, the Ranchón El Bosque’s workers, next to the town of Meneses, could very well begin to look for another name for the facility.  The center, ran by the Flora and Fauna Business and located in the middle of a picturesque grove of precious woods, miraculously […] Continue reading

Raúl Torres and Pancho Amat Perform in Sancti Spiritus

Renowned Cuba artists were welcomed in Yaguajay, the región most affected by Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus Convinced that art can also contribute to raise the human spirit, even in the most difficult times, performers and bands, such as Son del Nene joined the group, as well as singer-songwriters Adrián Berazaín and Mauricio Figueiral, magician […] Continue reading

International Airport Resumes Operations in Central Cuba

Operations were restarted this Monday, September 25th, in Santa Clara’s Abel Santamaría International Airport With the arrival this Monday, September 25, of Jet Blue and American Airlines flights, the Abel Santamaría International Airport resumed its operations, which had been interrupted due to damages caused to its facilities by Hurricane Irma. As Omar Gil Ramos, director […] Continue reading

Nicolás Maduro Delivers Donation to Cuba

The Venezuelan president was received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro Venezuelan Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, arrived in Cuba in order to hand over a donation this September 22nd, which will contribute to compensate the damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma. According to Granma newspaper, the president of the […] Continue reading

Drinking Water Available in Sancti Spíritus after Hurricane

The drinking water service offered by the Empresa Provincial de Acueducto y Alcantarillado (Provincial Aqueduct and Sewer Company) in Sancti Spiritus, which was severely damaged due to the passage of hurricane Irma, has been already restored to about 290,000 clients, representing 97% of the total residents who benefit from such service in this central Cuban […] Continue reading

Cuba Announces Measures to Support Hurricane-Affected People

The Cuban government has decided to use state budget to finance half the cost of construction materials for these persons Taking into consideration the severe damage caused by Hurricane Irma, and based on the positive experience obtained during the recovery from Hurricanes Sandy and Matthew, the government has decided that the state budget will finance […] Continue reading

WFP Brings Food Aid for Hurricane Irma Victims in Cuba

World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley, bearer of the news, toured ares of Jaimanitas,  one of the most damaged communities in Havana World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley has announced the donation of 1.5 million dollars in food, and a food aid valued at 5.7 million dollars for those affected by […] 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-Affected Resorts Reopen in Cuba

According to Cuban First Viceminister of Tourism, Alexis Trujillo, many of the recreational facilities are already in operation Cuban First Viceminister of Tourism, Alexis Trujillo, certified today that many of the recreational facilities of the country affected by hurricane Irma are already in operation. In an interview given by the official to Granma daily, added […] Continue reading