Latest News for: Cuba holidays


Price tag of Cuban engineers is R75m thanks to ‘extensive’ fringe benefits, says Solidarity

Mail Guardian South Africa 02 Jun 2021
... fringe benefits” such as furnished accommodation and paid holidays to Cuba ... The benefits included “flights so that they can return to Cuba for holidays, furnished accommodation, food and clothing, transport, internet, cell phones and extra money to make landline calls to Cuba”.

Solidarity to continue challenging deployment of Cuban engineers

Independent online (SA) 02 Jun 2021
Pretoria - Trade union Solidarity will be continuing with filing court papers against the Department of Water and Sanitation over its decision to deploy Cuban engineers in South Africa ... “Part of their remuneration is extensive fringe benefits that include flight tickets for holidays in Cuba, furnished accommodation, food and telephone costs.

Hundreds of Teletext Holidays customers - collectively OWED more than a quarter of a million ...

The Daily Mail 19 May 2021
Disappointed holidaymakers say they're still waiting to receive thousands of pounds back after their holidays were cancelled but have been unable to get in touch with the company ... Customer Neil is another person waiting for thousands back after he paid £5,000 of his £8,000 family holiday to Cuba in February of this year that was also cancelled.

'Greedy' hotel worker, 31, who used a customer's credit card to pay for a £1,459 ...

The Daily Mail 18 May 2021
A hotel worker who used a customer's credit card to pay for a £1,459 holiday to Menorca has been spared prison for a second time. Rebecca Waterfall, 31, previously scammed a travel agent she worked for to the tune of £22,000, offering friends discounted holidays to destinations including Cuba and Switzerland.

Don't holiday in amber list countries - Boris Johnson

BBC News 18 May 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned people should not be holidaying in amber list countries, after a minister said people could go and visit friends ... The UK's largest tour operator, Tui, is currently offering holidays to amber countries such as Cuba, Barbados and Antigua and to some Greek and Spanish islands.

Holiday firms refuse refunds for amber destinations

BBC News 18 May 2021
"We run businesses, we can't go on holiday and then come home and self isolate for 10 days." ... The UK's largest tour operator, Tui, is currently offering holidays to amber countries such as Cuba, Barbados and Antigua, and to some Greek and Spanish islands ... And the price of holidays for next year have gone up already.

Colombia's protests are threat, test for US

The Hill 07 May 2021
Both the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen ... Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing ... Former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-PowellDebbie Mucarsel-PowellTrump, Florida complicate Biden approach to Cuba The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Coast-to-coast fears about post-holiday COVID-19 spread The Memo ... ....

May Day! May Day! | Pastor Talk

Chico Enterprise Record 01 May 2021
Most of us recognize the above heading as an international distress signal ... May 1, or May Day, is not only a distress signal, but is also observed by many countries as a time to pay tribute to workers, and also observed as an important political holiday in communist countries such as China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union countries.

AJC adds Report for America staffers to cover immigrant communities

Atlanta Journal 27 Apr 2021
Afshar and Grinspan are two of some 300 journalists who have been placed in the 2021 reporting corps across more than 200 American newsrooms ... Riley ... CONTRIBUTED ... Lautaro Grinspan, working in Little Havana in 2019, helping cover the community’s celebration of el Día de San Lazaro, a religious holiday that honors Cuba’s African and Catholic traditions.

Graham Greene’s showdown with Soviet spy Kim Philby: A Splinter of Ice review

The Observer 15 Apr 2021
In February 1987, the novelist Graham Greene met the Soviet spy Kim Philby for dinner ... Backstory … Sara Crowe as Philby’s wife, Rufa. Photograph. James Findlay. The small talk in the first act is amusing enough – Philby tells Greene he takes holidays to Cuba and Czechoslovakia and still reads the Times every day ... Available online until 31 July ... .

The scene from Cuba: How it's getting so much right on COVID-19

Beijing News 17 Mar 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately harms underprivileged people globally, Cuba's "people over profit" approach has been saving many lives - both on the island and abroad ... why Cuba is such an interesting case ... Banking on individual responsibility among its well-educated citizens, Cuba shifted to a "new normal" at the year-end holiday season.

Package holidays getting personal: Travel companies are adding a host of optional extras to post-lockdown getaways

The Daily Mail 07 Mar 2021
Many will also create bespoke itineraries for families who want a package holiday with a difference ... Where will your pound go furthest? Holidays will open up... Cuba may also be reopened to tourists this summer, and visitors can build their own holiday by staying in a choice of family-run B&Bs in a mix of city centre, coastal and rural locations.

‘Sun, Sea, Sand and Soberana 02': Cuba Open to Inoculating Tourists With Homegrown Covid Vaccine

NBCBayArea 23 Feb 2021
It comes at a time when many people in Cuba are forced to wait in line for hours to buy basic goods and as authorities continue to navigate a decades-old U.S ... Yaffe, who is also the author of "We Are Cuba! ... "By summer, people are going to be pretty desperate to go on holiday and I think Cuba that nominates itself as an ideal destination.

Nolinor’s OWG Allows Passengers To Win Back Lost Deposits

Simple Flying 23 Feb 2021
Over the past 12 months, many of us will have had to cancel travel plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines have endeavored to take a lenient, flexible approach towards cancellations in the circumstances ... OWG commenced operations last December ... The new airline planned to fly directly to Cuba from November, in partnership with Hola Sun Holidays.

'Kimye' to Ben Affleck-Ana de Armas: 14 celebrity couples who couldn’t survive the pandemic

Gulf News 21 Feb 2021
1 of 14. Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas. In January, the Bollywood called it quits after 10 months together. Affleck, 48, and de Armas, 32, were romantically linked in March 2020, when they were spotted together on a trip to Cuba, followed by a holiday in Costa Rica. The couple were also spotted spending time together during the pandemic ... Image Credit ... AP.