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  • Cuba jails Canadian executive
    A court in Cuba sentences the president of a Canadian transport company to 15 years in jail and seizes assets worth $100m (£62m).
    BBC News.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:28:47 GMT.
  • Africa: Cuba Takes General Assembly Podium to Call for Deep UN Reform
    [UN News]Speaking from the tribune of the General Assembly today, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla called for a profound reform of the United Nations, starting with the 15-member Security Council.
    All Africa.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:42:49 GMT.
  • Canadian's 15-year sentence in Cuba 'outrageous,' MP says
    A Toronto-area MP says a local businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison should be sent back to Canada.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:11:46 EDT.
  • Cuba bans Che and Chavez perfumes
    The Cuban government says it will punish state employees who launched perfumes named after Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.
    BBC News.  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:10:11 GMT.
  • S. Africa Gives Cuba $31 Million Economic Aid
    South Africa has agreed to give Cuba a multi-million dollar economic assistance package. The $31 million deal will be delivered to Cuba in three installments. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:59:09 -0400.
  • Hector Olivera Leaves Cuba
    Second baseman Hector Olivera, one of the top players in Cuba, has defected to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:04:59 +0000.
  • Former Vatican Ambassador Is Facing Sexual Abuse Trial
    Jozef Wesolowski, a defrocked archbishop, has been accused of sexually abusing boys he met on the street while serving in the Dominican Republic.
    By Laurie Goodstein.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:59:51 GMT.
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  • Rocket Internet Valued At More Than $8 Billion After Incubator Prices Shares
    Rocket Internet could raise more than $2 billion in what would be the largest German tech IPO since 2000.
    By Ryan Mac.  Forbes.  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:42:00 GMT.
  • Taking Note: Theatrics to Come on the U.N. Security Council
    Venezuela may represent the Latin American and Caribbean nations – and sit right next to the United States.
    By Ernesto LondoƑo.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:44:03 GMT.
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  • US Won't Impede Venezuela's UN Security Council Bid
    The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:48 -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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