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  • VIDEO: More complaints over Jamaica Inn
    More than 700 people have now complained about struggling to understand dialogue in the BBC's adaptation of Jamaica Inn.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:50:21 GMT.
  • Africa: Sugar Research Fund Aims to Offset End of Quota System
    [SciDev.Net]Nearly US$20 million is available for research on sugar to scientists in the member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in a bid to ensure the viability of their sugar industries.
    All Africa.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:33:39 GMT.
  • Complaints mount over Jamaica Inn
    The number of viewer complaints over the audibility of BBC One drama Jamaica Inn escalates, with the second episode seeing a decline in ratings following Monday's debut instalment.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:51:14 GMT.
  • Teams Scout Dominican Pitchers In Challenging Environment
    BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic—Tryouts in the Dominican Republic tend to bring out eclectic wardrobe choices. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:00:25 +0000.
  • Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker
    A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:50 EDT.
  • Community Colleges Are The New Business Incubators
    Community colleges are now in the business of providing entrepreneurial incubators and coursework and training mid-level managers for advancement. And that's good news for recent high school grads.
    By Reyna Gobel.  Forbes.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:09:00 GMT.
  • Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short
    A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:58:33 -0400.
  • Converting communists? Cuban capital gets an Istanbul mosque
    Turkey's top religious body will build an Istanbul mosque in the historic center of Havana, Cuba
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:00 +0200.
  • N.Y. incubator Startup Health adds 16 companies
    The New York-based incubator StartUp Health admitted 16 new companies to its current class, the company announced this week. ...
    Modern Healthcare.  Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:30:00 EST.
  • Humei Trading Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "Dried Lily"
    Humei Trading Inc of 147-34 176th Street 1st Floor, Jamaica NY 11434, is recalling its 340g (12oz) Packages of “Dried Lily” because they contained undeclared sulfites. ...
    Food and Drug Administration.  Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:01:00 -0500.
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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