- State Department issues warning after US employee in China suffers possible sonic attack
A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.
Fox News. Wed, 23 May 2018 17:27:00 GMT.
- Queen Letizia of Spain meets an adorable baby on visit to Haiti
The Spanish royal, who touched down in the Caribbean country on Tuesday, is on a working visit to see first-hand the projects carried out by Spanish cooperatives in the region.
Daily Mail. Wed, 23 May 2018 18:24:31 +0100.
- American in China injured in 'sonic attack' similar to Cuba
US says embassy worker's brain injury in China appears similar to those sustained by diplomats in Cuba 'sonic attacks'.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 23 May 2018 16:56:16 GMT.
- Luis Posada Carriles: Cuba anti-communist activist dies
A former CIA agent, Luis Posada Carriles spent his life trying to bring down the Castro government.
BBC News. Wed, 23 May 2018 16:26:47 GMT.
- Mysterious Ailment Strikes US Employee in China, Drawing Comparisons to Cuba 'Sonic Attacks'
A U.S. government employee experienced mysterious symptoms after working at a U.S. consulate in China, in a case that's being likened to the so-called "sonic attacks" in Cuba last year.
Live Science. Wed, 23 May 2018 12:23:00 EDT.
- US Employee in China Hit With Sound Sensations, Brain Injury
A U.S. government employee in China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure ahead of being diagnosed with a mild brain injury, in a case reminiscent of diplomats who fell ill in Cuba last year.
Newsmax. Wed, 23 May 2018 10:56:25 EDT.
- Restaurant owner admits to federal immigration charges
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The owner of a suburban Minneapolis restaurant accused of forcing a teenager from the Dominican Republic to work long hours for low wages has pleaded guilty to federal immigration charges. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 22 May 2018 18:03:36 -0400.
- In pictures: Cuba holds first funerals for victims of plane crash
Number of the victims of Cuban passenger plane crash has reached 111 and the first funerals of victims have been held.
Bnn. Baltic News Network. Tue, 22 May 2018 07:59:56 +0000.
- Cuba plane crash: Grettel Landrove becomes 111th victim
The official death toll rises after 23-year-old Grettel Landrove dies of her injuries.
BBC News. Tue, 22 May 2018 03:59:32 GMT.
- Cuba plane crash death toll rises to 111, Mexico suspends lease company
HAVANA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The death toll in one of Cuba's worst air disasters rose to 111 on Monday while Mexico suspended the operations of the Mexican company that had leased the 39-year old Boeing 737 to Cuba's flagship airline.
Reuters. Mon, 21 May 2018 22:48:19 -0400.
- Cuba Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 111 as One Survivor Dies
The death toll from a plane crash in Cuba last week rose to 111 on Monday as one of the three survivors, 23-year-old Grettel Landrove, died in a Havana hospital, Cuban state-run media said. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 21 May 2018 20:53:26 -0400.
- 8 months after Hurricane Maria, the death toll in Puerto Rico remains a mystery
The death in Puerto Rico has remained a mystery following the Category 4 storm.
ABC News. Sun, 20 May 2018 20:39:50 -0400.
- Company Behind Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of 2 Previous Performance Complaints
Damojh airlines has faced multiple complaints about its crew
Yahoo. Sun, 20 May 2018 10:31:13 -0400.
- Swedish boxer Badou Jack misses title after draw with Canada's Adonis Stevenson
Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden's Badou Jack to a majority draw in which no judge scored him a winner.
The Local. Sun, 20 May 2018 14:30:28 +0200.
- Civil rights icon, Trump critic highlighting BU commencement
BOSTON (AP) - A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump are addressing graduates at Boston University's commencement. U.S. Rep. ...
Tracee M. Herbaugh. Washington Times. Sat, 19 May 2018 22:43:44 -0400.
- Black box found in Cuba plane crash
HAVANA (AFP) - A black box from a Boeing passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, killing 110 people and wounding three others, has been found and is in "good condition," Cuban Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo said Saturday (May 19).
Straits Times. Sun, 20 May 2018 05:50:55 +0800.
- Cuba plane crash: 110 dead as investigators recover flight's black box voice recorder
Eyewitness says the pilot turned the stricken jet away from a residential area shortly before it came down
Tom Batchelor. The Independent. Sat, 19 May 2018 20:44:00 +0000.
- Search for Cuba jet crash clues
Cuban investigators were last night sifting through debris searching for clues to what caused an ageing Boeing 737 with 110 aboard to crash and burn shortly after takeoff yesterday.There were only three survivors in what was ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 20 May 2018 08:39:34 +1200.
- 20 priests among dead in Cuba plane crash
Twenty priests were among 110 people who died in the Cuba plane crash, it has emerged.
Sky News. Sat, 19 May 2018 17:55:00 +0100.
- 3 survivors 'critical' after Cuba plane crash kills more than 100
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades are clinging to life a day after a passenger jet crashed in a fireball on the outskirts of Havana, killing 110 people.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 19 May 2018 05:46:17 EDT.
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
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
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.