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  • Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
    Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.
    BBC News.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT.
  • Taking Note: The U.S. Will Collaborate With Cuba … on Ebola
    Cuban medics have been dispatched to treat patients in West Africa.
    By Ernesto LondoÑo.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:16:45 GMT.
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  • Ebola And Scuba Diving Share a Common Safety Protocol: Buddy System
    Health care workers' risk of infection while wearing personal protection equipment is reduced by using the buddy system, much as the risks of scuba diving are reduced by using buddies.
    By Tara Haelle.  Forbes.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:01:00 GMT.
  • Africa: EU and FAO Step Up Action Against Desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific
    [FAO]Brussels/Rome -€41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change
    All Africa.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:02:31 GMT.
  • Designer Oscar de la Renta mourned
    The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.
    BBC News.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:53:51 GMT.
  • U.S. Women Top Haiti to Advance in World Cup Qualifying
    The Americans earned a predictable 6-0 win over underfunded, awe-struck Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored on — in group play in the Concacaf championship.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:05:20 GMT.
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  • Latest On Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez
    Jose Fernandez is the subject of great interest in international baseball circles, but the whereabouts of the Cuban second baseman remain unconfirmed. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:36:30 +0000.
  • U.S. monitors healthcare worker aboard cruise ship
    Obama administration officials say a Dallas healthcare worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease is on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and is being monitored for ...
    Modern Healthcare.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EST.
  • Exponential Ebola
    Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others during the incubation period
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Mourners Pay Last Respects to Haiti's Ex-dictator, Duvalier
    Haiti's former dictator, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, was laid to rest on Saturday, marking the end of a political dynasty notorious for its corruption and abuse of human rights. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:18:42 -0400.
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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