Tampa Gets Larger Cruise Ship for Cuba

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Increased demand for travel to Cuba has led Royal Caribbean to increase the size of the vessel it uses to sail from the Port of Tampa. Royal Caribbean is bringing The Majesty of the Seas to Tampa, port officials announced yesterday. The Majesty carries 2,350 passengers, an increase of 500 passengers per trip compared to the Empress of the Seas that it replaces. (News Channel 8)

JetBlue Flights from Orlando to Cuba Soar, Then Dive: Reacting to President Trump’s moves to reduce travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba, the number of passengers aboard JetBlue flights from Orlando International Airport to Havana in February 2018 fell by 43 percent from the same month in 2017. The airline reported the drop as a downward trend in an otherwise bright year for its Orlando-Havana flight, which grew 196.7 percent in the 12 months ending in February compared to the previous year, from 10,284 passengers to 30,513 passengers. (Orlando Business Journal)

Cuba Continues LGBT Support Events: Support for the LGBT community continues in Cuba, leading up to the International Day Against Homophobia this Thursday. Thousands of members of Cuba’s LGBT community staged a parade through Havana Saturday, including Mariela Castro, daughter of Raúl Castro, who heads Cuba’s National Sexual Education Centre (CENESEX). Cuba’s homosexuals were persecuted in the 1960s and 1970s, but that policy has been reversed over the last decade. A range of activities have taken place since May 4 as part of the Cuban Day Against Homophobia, including performance art, award ceremonies for activists, and educational programs. (CBS localGranma)

Cuba To Train Caribbean Disaster Experts: Elba Rosa Perez, Cuba’s minister of science, technology and science, said the government is prepared to train Caribbean researchers and scientists in how to cope with natural disasters. The training program will take place at a new meteorological center in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba media reported. The program will offer technical training and courses for the study of climate change and disaster mitigation. Cuba has a strong program for dealing with natural disasters, such as the recent Hurricane Irma. (Xinhua)

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