Cuban shoppers open new vista in relations between Georgetown and Havana

– estimated US$387,000 spent each per week

On Wednesday, the customary groups of Cubans who now congregate in the city were braving the brisk early morning showers to do so. Compared with those Guyanese who were already out and about and sheltering under the awnings of the Regent Street stores, they appeared unconcerned about the weather, their animated conversations seemingly focused on how to approach the trading day ahead,  oblivious to the curious glances that their conversations in rapid Spanish were attracting.

Every day of the week, around 14:00 hrs an Easy Sky 737 jet touches down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport; approximately 129 Cubans disembark and make their way into Georgetown. Two hours later, the jet departs for Havana with a contingent of Cubans who had arrived here a few days earlier, engaged in brisk business with merchants in the city and were returning home.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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