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  • At A Manhattan Incubator, Cuban STEM Students Embrace Tech Startups
    STEM students from Havana were selected to intern at a premier Manhattan incubator in the hope that they would bring an American entrepreneurial spirit to Cuba's burgeoning tech economy.
    By Nicole Narea.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:45:00 GMT.
  • Rare seabird returns to Dominica
    Scientists find colony of endangered black-capped petrels on Caribbean island.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:29:36 GMT.
  • In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting of Cuba embargo
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:14:00 EDT.
  • Cabarete Journal: Dominican Resort’s Fate at Center of Debate Over Haitians and Immigration
    Haitians, who had brought new life to an abandoned seaside hotel, face ejection under new laws and conflict with their island neighbors.
    Azam Ahmed.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:22:46 GMT.
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  • Nonpayment on Bonds Would Have Consequences for Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico says it may not be in default for failure to pay moral obligation bonds, but financial experts say nonpayment would have reverberations.
    Mary Williams Walsh.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:57:05 GMT.
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  • US removes Cuba from trafficking list
    The United States removes Cuba from the list of countries failing to combat human trafficking.
    BBC News.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:40:06 GMT.
  • Honda flexes research muscle with new Silicon Valley center
    Honda last week opened to journalists its new 35,000-square-foot Silicon Valley randd lab, where it has united once-disparate strands of its research work and connected them with a technology incubator for other potential research partners.
    AutoNews.com.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • US Men's Soccer Team Suffers Huge Upset at Gold Cup
    The U.S. men's soccer team suffered a stunning 2-1 defeat Wednesday to Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals in Atlanta. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:06:50 -0400.
  • Quebec Brings Cubans To States
    Two decades ago, Cuban baseball was the great unknown. There was plenty of talent on the island playing in Serie Nacional, but scouts couldn’t get there to see it. ...
    J.j. Cooper.  Baseball America.  Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:39 +0000.
  • Cuban flag flies as US, Havana renew ties despite discord
    The Cuban flag flew proudly over Havana’s newly restored embassy July 20 as the US and Cuba relaunched diplomatic ties but swiftly cautioned that sharp differences lingered after five decades of enmity
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:14:00 +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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