Cubans working in Jamaica are again free to shop at membership retailer PriceSmart, according to the publication The Gleaner. Earlier this year, PriceSmart suspended accounts of residents and staff of the Cuban embassy on Jamaica. The company said it was complying with United States law prohibiting transactions with citizens of Cuba who do not have permanent residency in Jamaica or another country.
The Cuban ambassador to Jamaica labeled the move criminal. He said it was based on U.S. law, but a United Nations resolution calls for an end to any economic and financial embargo against Cuba. Now PriceSmart has formally told the Cuban embassy that it has been authorized to sell merchandise to Cuban diplomats and consular officers and their dependents.