Cuba’s Tourism Industry

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Annalisa Leite, Class of 2019 The sound of music and car horns fill the broken cobblestone streets. The bright and vibrant buildings filled with handmade gifts catch your eyes as you…

Cuba’s Tobacco Farms

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Mary Mercado, Class of 2019 One of my most memorable experiences on our trip to Cuba was the excursion to Viñales where we visited a family-owned tobacco farm.  The tobacco industry…

Study Abroad: Cuba 2018

Top Five Things to Do in Havana Video Produced and Edited by Franz Lalaine Yabis, Class of 2018  

Sights and Sounds in Havana

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) Shot, Produced and Edited By Brian Bates, Class of 2021 Havana Fisherman   Café Al Cappuccino Habana Live music is common in Havana. They provide a fun atmosphere and the music is…

Havana Nights

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jayson Ildefonso, Class of 2020 As people head through the doors, gentlemen are greeted by a woman dressed in a bold glittery costume handing each man a single cigar, while ladies…

Pour Me Another: The Business of Booze

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Tristan Cotto and Norky Torres, Class of 2018   An island not too far off the coast of Florida is one that we all know of yet do not really know…

Cuba’s Crumbling – An Opinion Piece

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jonathan Veintimilla, Class of 2020 Travelers exalt the island’s beauty while warning of the lack of technology and toilet paper, but not many people speak of the deterioration crisis.  No advice…

The Life of Women in Cuba

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Isaaida Carmona-Belliard, Class of 2020 Mirtha Garcell was born and raised in Cuba. She is successful operating a boarding house in the tourism area in Havana, Cuba. Her parents were farmers,…

Money for Music in Cuba’s Economy

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) Consistently low state-regulated salaries and massive layoffs of government employees have led many Cuban citizens to pursue self-employment within the tourism industry. by Gabriella Robles and Neidy Gutierrez For Havana native Angel…

JCTC ARTSpeaks Goes In-Depth With The Powerpop Trio

By Zahria Perkins, Class of 2018 Photo by Zahria Perkins (Projection of a masking tape piece by Kayt Hester) The lighting is dim and the space is occupied with about 15 people in Merseles Studios. The energy in the room is cozy, yet simultaneously festive. All eyes are focused on the Powerpop Trio; a collective made…