PriceSmart, Cuba dispute resolved
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
CUBAN diplomats are now free to shop at the PriceSmart wholesale club.
Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in a statement
yesterday, said it was advised that the issue of the PriceSmart
membership by the Cuban Embassy has been resolved.
Said the statement: “The ministry understands that PriceSmart has
formally advised the Cuban Embassy that it has been authorised to sell
consumer merchandise to Cuban diplomats and consular officers, as well
as their dependents who are staying at Cuban Embassies and Consular
Missions outside Cuba.”
The Cubans, the statement said, have welcomed the decision and thanked
the foreign ministry and the Government and people of Jamaica “for the
solidarity displayed and efforts made”.
“I welcome this new development and look forward to sharing the news
with my Caricom (Caribbean Community) colleagues who had agreed with
Jamaica that the matter might be examined by the Caricom Legal Affairs
Committee,” the statement quoted Foreign Minister A J Nicholson.
Source: PriceSmart, Cuba dispute resolved – News – JamaicaObserver.com –