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  • MLB, MLBPA Look To Boost Puerto Rico Baseball
    MLB will play games in Puerto Rico as part of a plan to develop and support baseball on the island. The post MLB, MLBPA Look To Boost Puerto Rico Baseball appeared first on BaseballAmerica.com.
    Vince Lara-cinisomo.  Baseball America.  Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:28:01 +0000.
  • AT&T to Provide Cellphone Roaming, Other Services in Cuba
    AT&T has reached a deal for enhanced roaming and other cellphone services for wireless customers visiting Cuba. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:12:03 -0400.
  • Editorial: Dodging Accountability at the United Nations
    It has taken more than five years for the United Nations to start acknowledging its role in sparking Haiti’s cholera epidemic.
    The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:02:59 GMT.
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  • Iran Wants Better Ties With Cuba
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in Havana his visit would open a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s relations with Communist-ruled Cuba.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:04:48 +0000.
  • Africa: Pushing for Reparation
    [This Day] With the concerted efforts of the governments of the Caribbean countries, the push for reparation in Africa is gradually gaining momentum.
    All Africa.  Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:35:47 GMT.
  • Rio Olympics 2016: Robeisy Ramirez beats Shakur Stevenson to win bantamweight gold
    Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez wins his second Olympic gold medal as he beats American Shakur Stevenson to win the men's bantamweight title.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:56:31 GMT.
  • Poor Sanitation Persisted at U.N. Missions Long After Haiti Cholera Crisis
    Years after the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti, auditors found unaddressed public health lapses at the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission there and at other missions.
    Rick Gladstone.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:05:24 GMT.
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  • Bolt gold completes triple triple
    Usain Bolt ends his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' with his ninth gold medal as Jamaica win the 4x100m relay final, while the US team were disqualified after finishing third.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Aug 2016 02:49:04 GMT.
  • Usain Bolt, Jamaica win relay gold; Canada takes bronze
    Usain Bolt led Jamaica to a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men's 4x100-metre relay Friday, while Canada crossed the finish line fourth but a disqualification to the United States bumped Canada to the bronze medal position. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:51:33 EDT.
  • Bolt Wins 3rd Gold in Rio, 9th in Olympic Career
    For the third straight Summer Olympics, Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt has won three gold medals after his 4x100-meter team eased to victory late Friday in Rio de Janeiro. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:37:45 -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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