- Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired
A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland.Police Chief U. ...
Newsmax. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:38:26 EDT.
- Trump says he will not consider statehood for Puerto Rico because of San Juan mayor
The president and mayor have frequently sparred over federal response to Hurricane Maria last year
Clark Mindock. The Independent. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:54:00 +0000.
- Puerto Rico's Fiscal Plans Are Not Helping It Improve
Over two years ago, the federal government passed a law to help Puerto Rico recover from its debt crisis and financial problems. Part of it required Puerto Rico to submit five-year financial plans. ...
By Debtwire, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:00:00 -0400.
- American tourist in Bahamas bitten by shark while spearfishing
She's being treated at a hospital in Florida.
Michelle Gant. Fox News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:01:00 GMT.
- Curious sand tiger shark sneaks up behind scuba diver off NC coast
Diver Shelley Collett said she "had the sneaking suspicion that I was being watched" but never felt that she was in danger.
ABC News. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:12:46 UTC.
- New Findings On Loan Forgiveness; Puerto Rico Schools After Maria; DeVos Calls For Free-Speech
The Education Department offers new findings on student loan forgiveness; Enrollment in Puerto Rico's schools drops after Hurricane Maria; DeVos calls for more free and open speech on college campuses
Cory Turner. NPR. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:01:08 -0400.
- Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados
The pop icon, designer, actress says she "couldn't be more proud" to take on the government role.
BBC News. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT.
- Barbados appoints Rihanna as an ambassador
NEW YORK (AFP) - Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.
Straits Times. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:24:17 +0800.
- China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan
China's most senior envoy inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island's dwindling number of allies.
Reuters. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:33:48 -0400.
- Rihanna given top Barbados ambassador role
Rihanna has been handed the top title of 'Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary' by Barbados government officials.
Sky News. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:02:00 +0100.
- Sunrise Melodies and Tearful Reflections: Puerto Rico a Year After Maria
Puerto Ricans came together to count their losses and reflect on life after Hurricane Maria.
Luis FerrÉ-sadurnÍ. New York Times. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:23:51 GMT.
- White House Brags About Trump's 'Historic Recovery Effort In Puerto Rico'
White House officials on Thursday touted President Donald Trump and his
Yahoo. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:18:06 -0400.
- Puerto Rico bets on a coffee comeback
Thousands of rural families in the rugged mountain region want to rebuild the hurricane-hit economy.
BBC News. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:25:59 GMT.
- Cuban Agriculture Faces Another Hard Year as Produce Sales Drop
Cuba moved nearly 15 percent less produce through domestic markets during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2017, signaling another bad year for its agricultural sector, according to a government report. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:30:56 -0400.
- Royal Caribbean Stock Up 13% in 3 Months: More Room to Run?
Royal Caribbean's (RCL) cruises brands and itineraries have been facing increasing demand since 2017.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:56:00 GMT.
- Katich's Trinbago go back to back in CPL
Simon Katich has underlined his coaching credentials, helping the Trinbago Knight Riders secure back-to-back Caribbean Premier League ...
Daily Mail. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:30:32 +0100.
- US Emergency Chief Casts Doubt on 2017 Puerto Rico Toll
The U.S. emergency management chief cast new doubt Sunday on just how many people died last year on the island territory of Puerto Rico during the devastating Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:42:16 -0400.
- Donald Trump complains 'fake news media' didn't cover 10-year-old Barack Obama gaffe
In what seems like a bizarre attempt to deflect criticism away from his unsubstantiated denials regarding Puerto Rico's death toll in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump has brought up a gaffe former president Barack Obama ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 11:49:26 +1200.
- Dominican Republic falls behind on apparel exports
The Dominican Republic is letting a key provision to bolster its US exports run into expiration, deepening a 12-year rout that has seen its apparel sales to the world's biggest market halve, observers say.
Just Style. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:28:00 GMT.
- New Financing Contemplated for Schahin II Finance Company (SPV) Limited
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schahin II Finance Company (SPV) Limited announced a Practice Statement Letter was issued regarding a Cayman scheme of arrangement of the Company.
Business Wire. Thu, 6 Sep 2018 22:48:00 UTC.
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.