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  • Scouts Update Reports On Rusney Castillo
    After watching Rusney Castillo’s showcase this weekend, several scouts went back and updated their reports on the 27-year-old Cuban free agent. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:01:30 +0000.
  • Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean
    Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds.
    Miami Herald.  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:24 EDT.
  • DealBook: Lenders to Puerto Rico Utility Extend Payment Deadline
    The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority owes about $800 million on two main credit lines. But if the banks force the utility to pay immediately, that could increase their likelihood of losses.
    By Michael Corkery.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:46:27 GMT.
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  • Letter: Support for Child Migrants
    An immigrant from Haiti concurs with the belief of most Americans that child migrants should be treated as refugees.
    International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:37:09 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Hampden roars Child to silver
    Scotland's Eilidh Child is cheered to silver by a passionate Hampden Park crowd as Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer wins gold in the 400m hurdles.
    BBC News.  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:27 GMT.
  • SWIFT Innotribe Incubator 2014 -- More Relevant But Not Boring
    “In years past a lot was focused on retail,” said Vandenreydt. “This year we see a lot of innovation that used to be retail is percolating to B2B or institutional, even custodians.
    By Tom Groenfeldt.  Forbes.  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:55:00 GMT.
  • Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonata sedans to repair transmission-shift cable
    Hyundai is recalling about 883,000 Sonata mid-sized sedans in the United States and Puerto Rico because a potentially defective transmission-shift cable could increase the risk of a crash.
    AutoNews.com.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:06:16 EST.  Subscription required.
  • UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm
    The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
    BBC News.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:53:30 GMT.
  • UN Sanctions Operator of North Korean Ship Caught Smuggling Arms
    The United Nations imposed sanctions on the operator of a North Korean ship seized last year by Panama while trying to smuggle arms from Cuba. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:22:01 -0400.
  • US Disappointed in Netherlands' Release of Drug Trafficking Suspect
    The United States says it is deeply disappointed by the Netherlands' decision to release Venezuelan drug trafficking suspect Hugo Carvajal from custody in Aruba. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:47 -0400.
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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