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  • China media: Cuba ties
    Cuba ties, international responsibility and a military drill that will delay flights in the spotlight.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:38:50 GMT.
  • Tropical depression approaching Lesser Antilles
    The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a fast-moving tropical depression in the Atlantic is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday night.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:08 EDT.
  • China's Xi Praises Close Ties with Cuba
    The head of China's Communist Party hailed the common socialist bond between his country and Cuba as he kicked off a state visit in Havana. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:50:54 -0400.
  • Fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean Is Most Expensive Movie Ever With Costs Of $410 Million
    The fourth instalment of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been revealed to be the most expensive movie in history with production costs of $410.6 million according to new research by Forbes.
    By Christian Sylt.  Forbes.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:28:00 GMT.
  • Hard Lesson For Astros’ Santana
    HOUSTON—Growing up in the Dominican Republic for long periods without his father, Domingo Santana learned to persevere and understand that patience is crucial. ...
    Jose De Jesus Ortiz.  Baseball America.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:44 +0000.
  • Op-Talk: Morning Views
    Opinions on Obama’s anti-discrimination executive order, gun legislation in Massachusetts, a rigged trial in Cuba, and more.
    By Jake Flanagin.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:42 GMT.
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  • Mitsubishi to recall some 2004-05 Lancer sedans in U.S. with defective Takata airbags
    Mitsubishi Motors is recalling cars made with Takata Corp. airbags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers to say it will conduct a recall that includes those areas.
    AutoNews.com.  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:58:32 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Putin denies Cuba spy base plans
    Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses media reports that Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used during the Cold War.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:47:26 GMT.
  • Africa: New Sanitation Campaign Aims to End Cholera in Haiti
    [Unicef]UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country.
    All Africa.  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:14:56 GMT.
  • Putin Denies Cuba Spy Base Reopening
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying media reports that he will reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba used to spy on the United States. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:24:10 -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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