Travel, Castro, apps + more in Caribbean news in brief

Travel, Castro, apps + more in Caribbean news in brief

PICTURED: Cuban president Raúl Castro

EASIER TRAVEL IN CARIBBEAN REGIONS

Caricom leaders have signed a new Multilateral Air Services Agreement which will make intraregional travel easier on regionally owned airlines.

The agreement allows for single security checks for direct intransit passengers on Caribbean Airlines, LIAT, Surinam Airways and Bahamasair. At their InterSessional Summit, leaders also agreed on a counter terrorism strategy.

JAMAICA TURNING THINGS AROUND

The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, has said that Jamaica is successfully “turning around” its economy. The IDB head told a Caribbean finance meeting that some international financial colleagues had not believed in 2013 that Jamaica’s economic reform programme would work, but that Jamaica had decided to “bite the bullet”.

CUBA PLANS FOR CASTRO INSTITUTE

Cuban president Raúl Castro has set up a working group to look at the creation of an institute to preserve the thinking and political work of his late brother, Fidel Castro. Cuba’s official newspaper Granma said that the institute will pull together the documentary heritage of the late President.

‘LIVE LIKE A BAJAN’ WITH NEW APP

The Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) has launched an app which allows users to track top tourism points and events in Barbados. The app can create itineraries, search and rate places of interest and provide GPS tracking. BPTA CEO Dr Kerry Hall said that the app would allow “the new type of traveller… to live like a Bajan”.

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