FW: Cuban time

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Mar 10 13:18:00 UTC 2008

I'm forwarding this message from Jesper Norgaard Welen, who is on the time zone mailing list, for the reason given below.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jesper Norgaard Welen [mailto:support at worldtimeexplorer.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 6:14
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Subject: Cuban time

Hi Arthur

Unfortunately I have no authoritative information on the expected
change in DST for Cuba of March 30, 2008. I checked a few internet
radios in Cuba as yourself, and both gave the time in Spanish as
being without DST. Also these web pages show the time of Cuba
without DST:


In my mind there is no doubt that Cuba *stayed* on standard time this
Sunday. What will happen March 30 is another matter. Perhaps nothing.

Unfortunately I have no means to send this to the tz emailing list because
I don't have access to my home email right now. Please forward if you

- Jesper Nørgaard Welen

Subj:  Cuban time
Date:  Sun, 09 Mar 2008 21:58:34 -0400
From:  "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
I'm in Maryland which is now observing United States Eastern Daylight
Time. At 9:44 local time I used RealPlayer to listen to
http://media.enet.cu/radioreloj, a Cuban information station, and heard
the time announced as "ocho cuarenta y cuatro" ("eight forty-four"),
indicating that Cuba is still on standard time. If I use Internet
Explorer to view http://www.radioreloj.cu, scroll to the bottom of the
page, and wait for the animated reloj (watch) to appear in the
lower-right-hand corner, it shows 9:44--what we'd expect with the
current time zone database stuff.

Does anyone have an official reference for the March 30, 2008 Cuban DST
start date we've seen on the mailing list?


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