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  • Vocations: The Travel Agency Executive: Traveling to an Open Cuba
    The Marazul Charters travel agency has organized cultural and histrorical trips to Cuba for years.
    By Perry Garfinkel.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:30:27 GMT.
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  • Minor League Transactions: Jan. 16-22
    The Diamondbacks sign another talented Cuban import, while the Giants, Nationals and White Sox bring back John Bowker, Kila Ka’aihue and Jairo Asencio from the Far East. ...
    Matt Eddy.  Baseball America.  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:30:56 +0000.
  • Casino mogul heard plotting murder on secret tape
    A Canadian businessman at the helm of a chain of Caribbean casinos appears to plot the death of his own company's president in a secret audio recording obtained by CBC News and the Globe and Mail as part of a year-long investigation.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 EST.
  • Haiti 'back on democratic path'
    Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.
    BBC News.  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:51:43 GMT.
  • US official meets Cuban dissidents
    The most senior US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years meets leading Cuban dissidents in Havana, at the end of two days of talks in the city.
    BBC News.  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:15:53 GMT.
  • Haiti Electoral Council Called 'New Step' Toward Democracy
    Haiti on Friday installed a provisional electoral council in a key step toward averting a constitutional crisis after weeks of protests and political uncertainty. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:48:49 -0500.
  • Progress, Some Areas of Disagreement in Cuba Talks
    U.S. and Cuban officials are reporting progress from initial talks in Havana on re-establishing diplomatic ties. U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:19:00 -0500.
  • 5 Creative Ways Business Incubators Are Helping Their Startups Succeed
    New, small businesses sharing desk space and supplies, mentoring, and educational opportunities and programs, are thought to have notably contributed to the United States’ recent economic rebound. ...
    By Drew Hendricks.  Forbes.  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:42:00 GMT.
  • In Cuba, Artistic Freedom Remains an Open Question
    The arrest of an artist in Cuba is a reminder of the limits of expression there.
    By Victoria Burnett.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:35:11 GMT.
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  • US, Cuba seek to reopen embassies in historic talks
    Cuban officials sat down Jan. 22 with the highest-level US delegation to visit Havana in 35 years for landmark talks on reopening embassies and thawing long frozen ties.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:42:00 +0200.
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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