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  • İş Sanat ends season with Cuban dance
    Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, one of the most prestigious dance companies promoting Cuba to the world, will present the closing event of İş Sanat’s season
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 26 May 2016 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Russia Reports Fourth Zika Case
    Russia has confirmed its fourth case of Zika virus in a Russian man who recently visited the Dominican Republic.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 25 May 2016 11:31:23 +0000.
  • Cuba legalises private businesses
    Cuba's government legalises small and medium-sized private businesses, the latest stage of reforms launched by President Raul Castro.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 May 2016 00:04:59 GMT.
  • Cuba to Legalize Small, Medium-sized Private Businesses
    Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses, a move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 24 May 2016 12:29:00 -0400.
  • Book Review: Cuba’s Baseball Defectors
    Readers might assume a book about Cuban baseball defectors would take the Hollywood approach The post Book Review: Cuba’s Baseball Defectors appeared first on BaseballAmerica.com.
    Brian Baughan.  Baseball America.  Tue, 24 May 2016 12:00:10 +0000.
  • Disney Cruise Line Returning to New York, California and Texas in Fall 2017
    In the fall of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will return to New York with sailings to the Bahamas and the Canadian coast – including a new seven-night Canada cruise. ...
    Travel Industry Wire.  Tue, 24 May 2016 11:27:34 EST.
  • Choosing the Best Incubator for your Startup
    Being in an incubator can be analogous to shopping in a "big box retailer." You can find many things you need under one roof along with moral support to sustain and move your startup to a successful launch.
    Design News.  Tue, 24 May 2016 05:45:00 EDT.
  • Global Health: Private Sector Is Helping Puerto Rico Fight Zika
    As Congress and President Obama argue over funds for combating the virus, donations of things like cash, condoms and mosquito repellent are being made.
    Donald G. Mcneil Jr..  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 23 May 2016 20:42:27 GMT.
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  • From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a Homemade Boat
    A motley group of Cuban refugees risked their lives at sea for five days to reach the United States and a new future. Many others are not so lucky.
    Lizette Alvarez.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 23 May 2016 20:37:57 GMT.
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  • Beautiful And Complex: A Taste Of The Caribbean's Best Food
    Sometimes it hits me in the middle of the night: a yearning for curried chickpeas stuffed between two piping hot pieces of fried dough doused with tamarind and pepper sauce. ...
    By Kristin Braswell.  Forbes.  Mon, 23 May 2016 12:39:00 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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