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  • Burdi Shines In Collegiate National Team’s Loss To Cuba
    DURHAM, N.C.—Cuba was leading USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team by four runs in the eighth inning when manager Ed Blankmeyer summoned righthander Zack Burdi (Louisville) from the bullpen Friday. ...
    Teddy Cahill.  Baseball America.  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:46:39 +0000.
  • Business Briefing: JetBlue to Cuba, for Those With Good Reasons
    JetBlue said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:41:59 GMT.
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  • In Clean Car Race, China Beats Prius, Tesla To Cuba
    BYD gets order for close to 1,000 electric vehicles in Cuba.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:08:00 GMT.
  • Puerto Rico: The Caribbean's Greece?
    A look at the debt facing Puerto Rico.
    BBC News.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:05:43 GMT.
  • Dutch police detain 200 after riot
    Dutch police detain about 200 people in The Hague after rioting sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody.
    BBC News.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:18:18 GMT.
  • Cuba orders 719 cars from China's BYD for tourist rentals
    The Cuban government ordered 719 cars from China's BYD Co. which it will rent out to tourists in a deal that is a bright spot for Chinese automakers facing a weak export market.
    AutoNews.com.  Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:14:38 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Cuba, an Internet laggard, opens Wi-Fi hotspots across country
    Cuba has opened 35 Wi-Fi access points nationwide, offering unprecedented online access in a country that until now has restricted use of the Internet to an elite few.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:39:00 +0200.
  • The Dominican Time Bomb
    The Dominican Republic hasn’t yet acted on its plans to expel hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent. But the worst may be yet to come.
    Jonathan M. Katz.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:19:21 GMT.
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  • Experts: US-Cuba Moves Likely to Deepen N Korea’s Isolation
    The normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba is likely to further North Korea’s diplomatic isolation, experts say. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:27:32 -0400.
  • Africa: Caribbean Alliance Eyes New Era for Youth Entrepreneurship
    [Commonwealth] Young people hoping to transform their business ideas into successful enterprises are set to benefit from the creation of a new Commonwealth alliance to promote youth entrepreneurship across the Caribbean and Americas.
    All Africa.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:41:49 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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