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  • Cuban dissidents stand in local vote
    For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.
    BBC News.  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:03:20 GMT.
  • Better Lives Sought for Larimar Miners in Dominican Republic
    The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for veins of a blue-green stone believed to exist only in the southwestern mountains of the Dominican Republic. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:00:25 -0400.
  • Pope to visit Cuba in September: Vatican
    Pope Francis is planning to visit Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on April 17
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:59:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Antigua PM on cricket's economic boon
    Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Browne tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson the first Test Match between West Indies and England is of ''significant'' benefit to Antigua's economy.
    BBC News.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:07:55 GMT.
  • Pope Considering Cuba Stop During US Trip
    Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:38:29 -0400.
  • What To Expect: Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas
    Yasmany Tomas didn’t spend long in Triple-A. The Diamondbacks on Wednesday called up Tomas, the 24-year-old Cuban slugger they signed to a six-year, $68.5 million contract in December. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:00:54 +0000.
  • Barriers Remain for American Business in Cuba
    President Obama’s removal of Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism goes only a short way to reconnecting American businesses with Cuba, experts said.
    Victoria Burnett.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:45:52 GMT.
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  • Taking Note: Removing Cuba From the List of Terror Sponsors, Finally
    The country was on the list for years without due cause.
    Ernesto LondoƑo.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:38:09 GMT.
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  • Heir Of Honduran Timber Fortune Wins Large Refund In Tax Court
    Jose Lamas Sr.  is quite a guy.  Cuban by birth, he fled in 1963 to Central America, where he is now reputed to be the wealthiest man in Honduras. ...
    By Peter J Reilly.  Forbes.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:11:00 GMT.
  • Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Anthem of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain officially received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard's Managing Partner Bernard Meyer in a signing ceremony held in Bremerhaven, Germany.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:16:21 EST.
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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