Home » Tag Archives: Cuba

Tag Archives: Cuba

Revolution, resolutions: addressing the Cuban situation

cuba

By JACK WEATHERLY  Several measures have been submitted to Congress in the past year that would restore trade with Cuba after 55 years of embargo after Fidel Castro led a communist overthrow of the government. Whichever, if any, that eventually becomes law would have an effect on the Magnolia State. The Mississippi Development Authority has set an Oct. 20 seminar ...

Read More »

Looking south for trade with Cuba

cuba

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi is joining the hunt for “gold” in Cuba as the United States appears to be moving toward resumption of trade with the island nation 90 miles off the tip of Florida after a 55-year embargo. The nation of 11 million in so many ways is frozen in time, typified by 1950s autos that have been recycled ...

Read More »

Mississippi hosting session on doing business with Cuba

cuba

The state agency that promotes job creation in Mississippi is hosting a session next month about developing trade ties with Cuba. Mississippi Development Authority says in a news release that the event takes place Oct. 20 at The South Warehouse in downtown Jackson. Speakers will include people who work in Cuba’s corporate banking and international trade sectors; infrastructure and energy ...

Read More »

Cuba trade topic of Oct. 20 MDA seminar

MBJ Staff Taking advantage of trade opportunities with Cuba will be the topic of the one-day seminar hosted by the Mississippi Development Authority. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. till 4 p.m. at The South Warehouse, 627 E. Silas Brown Street in Jackson. “The summit is an excellent opportunity for Mississippi business leaders interested in ...

Read More »

OPINION — How Mississippi can benefit from the U.S.-Cuba relationship

cuba

Despite the fact that Cuba is located just across the Gulf, Mississippi farmers are losing out on Cuba’s growing market to foreign competitors around the world. Given Mississippi’s world-class ports and proximity to our island neighbor, as well as Cuba’s reliance on food imports, Mississippi is uniquely positioned to be a world leader in exports to Cuba. But Congress must ...

Read More »

U.S. Easing Decades-Old Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON — According to the New York Times, the United States government on Friday will begin making it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba than it has been for more than half a century, opening the door to a new era of contact between neighbors that have been estranged longer than most of their citizens have been alive. The Obama administration ...

Read More »

CUBA — ¿si? or ¿no? Mississippi’s cigar lovers hold their breath

By Jack Weatherly Cuban cigars have become, for many Americans, the stuff that dreams are made of. That’s because the trade embargo imposed by the United States more than 50 years ago on the communist nation 90 miles off the coast of Florida has blocked legal sales in this country. Now President Obama has struck a match by re-establishing diplomatic ...

Read More »

DAVID DALLAS — Hot for Havana

Last week President Obama made smoking a Cuban cigar a little less glamorous. After 50 years of sanctions, embargoes, a failed invasion, and over a hundred assignation attempts on Fidel “the Beard” Castro – a man that even Mother Nature had some difficulty taking out – President Obama has officially thrown in the towel. Now, a few good men still ...

Read More »

Rice producers make team

Tim Walker, an agronomist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville and Curtis Berry, a rice producer from Tunica, were participants in the Rice Foundation’s International Leadership Development Program, which included traveling to Mexico and Cuba. The Foundation’s five-member leadership team attended Cuba’s International Trade Fair held in Havana. More than 1,500 companies from 60 countries ...

Read More »