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  • Is A Startup Incubator Or Accelerator Right For You?
    One way to help get your business off the ground, is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship benefits of a startup incubator or an accelerator. First of all, what is the difference between an incubator and an accelerator.
    By George Deeb.  Forbes.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:50:00 GMT.
  • Climate change’s souring effects on Haiti crops
    As Haitian coffee enjoys a comeback, a new study calls for proactive measures to combat warmer temperatures and less rain in the future.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:58 EDT.
  • 2 women face charges for being 'unruly' on Cuba flight returned to Toronto
    Two Ontario women will face charges after their behaviour aboard a Cuba-bound flight prompted the pilot to turn back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Wednesday, police say.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:01:38 EDT.
  • Jamaica's Olympic ice hockey trials
    Jamaica holds first ever try-outs for a national ice hockey team.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:56:35 GMT.
  • UN: Poverty down in Latin America
    More than 56 million people were lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2000 and 2012, according to a UN report.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:21:12 GMT.
  • Theater Review: ‘Barceló con Hielo’ Examines a Dominican Man’s Memories
    In the comic “Barceló con Hielo,” a man from the Dominican Republic awaiting surgery misses everything about home except the corruption.
    By Anita Gates.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:34:19 GMT.
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  • Hurricane Cristobal Kills Four, Moves Toward Bermuda
    A tropical storm watch is posted for Bermuda as Hurricane Cristobal moves north after killing at least four people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos islands. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:22:07 -0400.
  • Baseball America International Podcast
    In the aftermath of the Rusney Castillo signing, J.J. Cooper and John Manuel interview Ben Badler about the best players left in Cuba and the state of Cuban baseball. ...
    Staff Report.  Baseball America.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:39:18 +0000.
  • Ex-Diplomat for the Vatican Could Be Tried
    The former ambassador to the Dominican Republic is accused of paying boys there to engage in sexual acts, and his diplomatic immunity has been revoked.
    By Laurie Goodstein.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:53:25 GMT.
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  • A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba
    Mariela Castro gave the thumbs-down to a workers' rights bill that she felt didn't go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0200.
Caribbean map, showing Caribbean nations and their capital cities

Facts About Caribbean States

The Caribbean Sea islands consist of the Greater Antilles in the north and the Lesser Antilles to the east, as well as The Bahamas (which are actually in the Atlantic Ocean).  The Greater Antilles nations include Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.  The Lesser Antilles nations include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, and Grenada as well as Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Browse the government websites for in-depth news and information about selected Caribbean island nations.

The State of Antigua and Barbuda's capital city is St Johns, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English is the primary language used on these islands, and in 2007, the estimated population of Antigua and Barbuda was 69,000.

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas' capital city is Nassau, and its national currency is the Bahamian Dollar.  English is the primary language used in The Bahamas, and in 2007, the island nation's estimated population was 306,000.

Barbados' capital city is Bridgetown, and its national currency is the Barbadian Dollar.  English is widely used in Barbados, and in 2007, the island's estimated population was 281,000.

The Republic of Cuba's capital city is Havana, and its national currency is the Cuban Peso.  The official language of Cuba is Spanish, and the country's estimated population in 2007 was 11,394,000.

The Commonwealth of Dominica's capital city is Roseau, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English and French are the primary languages spoken in Dominica, and in 2007, the island's estimated population was 72,000.

The Dominican Republic's capital city is Santo Domingo, and its national currency is the Dominican Republic Peso.  Spanish is the primary language of the Dominican Republic, and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 9,366,000.

Grenada's capital city is St George's, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  The official language of Grenada is English, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 90,000.

The Republic of Haiti's capital city is Port-au-Prince, and its national currency is the Gourde.  French and Creole are spoken in Haiti, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 8,706,000.

Jamaica's capital city is Kingston, and its national currency is the Jamaican Dollar.  The country's official language is English, and its estimated population in 2007 was 2,780,000.

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis' capital city is Basseterre, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  The primary language used in Saint Kitts and Nevis is English, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population was 39,000.

Saint Lucia's capital city is Castries, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English is the primary language used in Saint Lucia, and its 2007 population was estimated at 171,000.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' capital city is Kingstown, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English is widely used on these islands, and the country's population in 2007 was estimated at 118,000.

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's capital city is Port of Spain, and its national currency is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar.  English is the primary language of these islands, whose estimated population in 2007 was 1,057,000.


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