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  • Norge Ruiz, Cuba’s Best Pitching Prospect, Leaves Cuba
    Norge Ruiz, the best pitching prospect in Cuba, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Fri, 22 May 2015 18:25:52 +0000.
  • U.S.-Cuba Talks on Restoring Diplomatic Ties Stall
    Representatives from both nations met at the State Department but emerged without a deal and only a promise to continue talking.
    Randal C. Archibold.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:45:06 GMT.
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  • Latest US-Cuban Talks Ends in Washington
    U.S. and Cuban officials say they have made progress in talks on restoring diplomatic ties but there is still more work to do.   The officials commented on Friday, after wrapping up a fourth round of talks, in Washington. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:18 -0400.
  • Cuba profile
    Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this Caribbean island nation.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 May 2015 09:13:29 GMT.
  • U.S. and Cuba Extend Talks on Reopening Embassies
    Officials from both countries, meeting in Washington, agreed to keep talking on Friday.
    Randal C. Archibold.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 May 2015 00:48:12 GMT.
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  • St. Barth: The LVMH Cheval Blance Isle De France, A Great Resort With A Hidden Side
    The Hermes Cheval Blanc Isle de France Hotel on St.Barth is one of the best resorts in the Caribbean. But here's the hidden side of the property that few people know about. And summer is the time to go.
    By Gary Walther.  Forbes.  Thu, 21 May 2015 17:40:00 GMT.
  • US, Cuba Talks Resume With Focus on Embassies
    The United States and Cuba began a fourth round of talks on Thursday aimed at overcoming obstacles to opening embassies in each other's capitals and re-establishing diplomatic ties, the crucial next step in their historic detente. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 21 May 2015 10:52:25 -0400.
  • Cuba establishes banking ties in US
    Cuban diplomats will now have access to banking services in the US, clearing a major hurdle to restoring diplomatic ties between the two counties.
    BBC News.  Tue, 19 May 2015 22:33:56 GMT.
  • Disney Cruise Line Returning to New York, Miami and Galveston in 2016
    In the fall of 2016, Disney Cruise Line will return to New York for a limited time with sailings to the Bahamas that include a visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ...
    Travel Industry Wire.  Tue, 19 May 2015 19:08:47 EST.
  • Africa: Gay Asylum Seekers Face Unfair System in UK
    [SciDev.Net] The UK government's treatment of LGBT asylum seekers hit the headlines this month with news of the imminent deportation of Orashia Edwards, a bisexual Jamaican.
    All Africa.  Tue, 19 May 2015 12:57:27 GMT.
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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