Employment on Naval Station Guantanamo is advertised through the Human Resources office; the Navy Exchange; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and a limited number of contractors. Job listings are available in the Fleet and Family Support Center, the HR office, MWR personnel office, USAJOBS and on the base roller.
In 1934 a new Cuban-American Treaty of Relations, reaffirming the lease, granted Cuba and its trading partners free access through the bay, modified the lease payment from $2,000 in U.S. gold coins per year to the 1934 equivalent value of $4,085 in U.S. dollars, and made the lease permanent unless both governments
775 detainees have been brought to Guantanamo. Although most of these have been released without charge, the United States government continues to classify many of these released detainees as “enemy combatants”. As of January 5, 2017, 55 detainees remained at Guantanamo.
A passport is required for travel to Guantanamo Bay , Cuba.
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay serves about 6,000 Joint Services personnel, Department of Defense civilians, family members, contract personnel and local national employees.
if foreign citizen can own a property in Cuba ? Only certain properties sold by state owned businesses – foreigners cannot buy other stuff. So no, you cannot buy their house – only a Cuban can own it. A foreigner, with Cuban Permanent Residency, can have title to property .
Vistors must have a sponsor here on base to be able to visit . Please contact your on base sponsor for further assistance on gaining entrance to the base. Please be mindful that the base is still restricted and Cuba is off limits.
Following the defeat of Spain in 1898, the United States remained in Cuba as an occupying power until the Republic of Cuba was formally installed on May 19, 1902.
On June 12, 2008 the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Boumediene v. Bush, that the Guantanamo detainees were entitled to the protection of the United States Constitution. The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.
Constructed in stages starting in 2002, the Guantánamo Bay detention camp (often called Gitmo, which is also a name for the naval base) was used to house Muslim militants and suspected terrorists captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere (see also Iraq War).
In a sweeping decision that will have myriad consequences — foreseen and unforeseen –the Supreme Court found that the right of habeas corpus under the U.S. Constitution applies to terrorist detainees held at Guantanamo Bay , Cuba.
The military facilities at Guantanamo Bay have over 8,500 U.S. sailors and Marines stationed there. It is the only military base the U.S. maintains in a communist country.
Although Cuba is generally a safe country to visit , a trip to Cuba may expose you to “minor” crimes such as currency scams, pickpocketing, and theft. You should also be aware of threats to your health like contaminated tap water, mosquito-borne diseases, and terrible road conditions if you are driving.