- Huish Outdoors Recalls Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs) Due to Drowning Hazard
Buttons on the Zeagle Sport BCD inflators can break or fracture leading to a rapid loss of air or auto inflation of the BCD, posing a drowning hazard to scuba divers.
Consumer Product Safety Commission. October 23, 2018.
- US hotel in Japan refuses Cuba ambassador
The Hilton in Fukuoka says it was applying US sanctions but authorities say the move was illegal.
BBC News. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:12:27 GMT.
- Fighting the international fly tippers
How environmental campaigners battled to stop the Khian Sea from dumping America's hazardous waste in Haiti.
BBC News. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:30:54 GMT.
- RENAC and IFC Partner to Green the Banking Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RENAC and IFC partner to green the banking sector in Latin America and the Caribbean ...
Business Wire. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:59:00 UTC.
- Nordstorm Re-Opens Revamped San Juan Store in Puerto Rico
Nordstorm (JWN) reopens its San Juan store in Puerto Rico ahead of the holiday season, in sync with its store expansion and remodeling initiatives.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:19:00 GMT.
- HPE Aruba forms industrial IoT partnership with Siemens
The goal for the two companies revolves around melding operational and information technology.
ZDNet. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:52:10 +0000.
- Trump Wants To End Hurricane Maria Relief Funding To Puerto Rico: Report
President Donald Trump wants to stop sending federal relief money to Puerto
Yahoo. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:07:32 -0500.
- Hurricane Season Is Almost Over - So Why Are Meteorologists Watching The Caribbean?
Is something brewing in the Caribbean as the "end" of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches?
By Marshall Shepherd, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:07:00 -0500.
- 86 Haitian migrants rescued from packed, dangerous...
MIAMI (AP) - Coast Guard officials have rescued nearly 100 Haitian migrants from a dangerously overloaded freighter.Miami Coast Guard officials said ...
Daily Mail. Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:44:15 +0000.
- The Registry Collection Program Expands Exchange Network in the Caribbean with New Affiliations
The Registry Collection program, the world's largest luxury exchange program, recently added two new resort properties in the Caribbean to its luxury exchange network. ...
Hsyndicate. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:38:08 +0200.
- US agribusiness looks to boost sales to Cuba
Representatives from the United States' agricultural sector arrived in Cuba on Thursday for a conference aimed at promoting sales, one of the few U.S. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:12:00 -0500.
- Millions in danger of food insecurity due to severe Caribbean droughts
Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new research.
Science Daily. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:43:09 EST.
- Chile sends 176 Haitian migrants home on criticized 'humanitarian flight'
Chile returned a planeload of Haitian immigrants to their native country on Wednesday in the first in a series of "humanitarian flights" criticized by migrant groups as "forced deportations."
Reuters. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:02:13 -0500.
- Rare Ernest Hemingway letter documenting '500-pound Marlin' catch surfaces
A 1935 letter written by Ernest Hemingway about a 500-pound Atlantic Blue Marlin caught in the Bahamas is up for auction in Los Angeles this week.
James Rogers. Fox News. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:00:36 GMT.
- Judge approves restructuring for Puerto Rico government bank
A federal judge overseeing a bankruptcy-like process for Puerto Rico has approved the restructuring of the island's Government Development Bank in a move that officials called a "major milestone."
ABC News. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:41:02 -0500.
- British sailor admits killing his wife at sea
A British sailor who reported his wife missing overboard from their catamaran off the coast of Cuba has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter.
Sky News. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:48:00 +0000.
- Puerto Rico's struggling education system embraces choice
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Six-year-old Jacob dreads going to school where he often encounters violent bullies. Even though Jacob's mother, Jennifer Gonzalez Muoz, repeatedly addressed the problem with school officials, the violence persists. ...
Jude Schwalbach. Washington Times. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:00:17 -0500.
- Limetree Bay Refining Reaches Agreement in Principle on Restart of St. Croix Refinery
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands, Nov. ...
PR Newswire. Sun, 4 Nov 2018 20:55:00 +0000.
- Cuba Lowers Economic Growth Forecast as Trade Continues to Drop
Communist-run Cuba's economic growth will come in at around 1 percent this year, compared with the 2 percent previously forecast, due to a fall in exports and tourism revenue, state-run media reported over the weekend. ...
Newsmax. Sun, 04 Nov 2018 14:46:35 EDT.
- Putin, Cuban President Vow To Bolster Ties, Denounce U.S. 'Interference'
The presidents of Russia and Cuba have vowed to strengthen political, economic, and military ties and denounced what they called U.S. "interference in the domestic affairs of sovereign nations."
Radio Liberty. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:23:53 +0000.
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.