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  • ArtsBeat: Dia Project Using Flavin Work Stirs Debate
    The Flavin estate has not blessed a plan by artists in Puerto Rico to place Flavin’s art work in a cave.
    By Randy Kennedy.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:12:00 GMT.
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  • BA Correspondent Goold Robbed While At Taveras Funeral
    Baseball America correspondent and St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cardinals beat reporter Derrick Goold was robbed while covering the funeral of Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras in the Dominican Republic earlier this week. ...
    Staff Report.  Baseball America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:16:04 +0000.
  • Bits Blog: Andy Rubin, Former Head of Android, Departs Google
    The Google executive, who was in charge of the company’s robotics group and spearheaded the Android operating system, will start a tech incubator focused on hardware.
    By Conor Dougherty.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:49 GMT.
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  • Co-creator of Android mobile software leaves Google
    Google confirmed that an executive behind leading mobile device software Android is leaving the company to create an incubator for hardware startups.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:00 +0200.
  • Lawmaker Blasts US Participation in Cuba Ebola Meeting
    One of Washington's most vocal opponents of the Castro brothers' regime in Cuba has blasted the U.S. decision to attend an Ebola conference in Havana this week. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:52:24 -0400.
  • US Coast Guard Rescues 33 Cubans at Sea
    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 33 Cuban men from the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, 11 kilometers off the coast of the southeastern state of Florida. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:43:17 -0400.
  • US attends Ebola conference in Cuba
    Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:55:57 GMT.
  • Missing Caribbean yacht couple found
    A couple who went missing on their yacht in the Caribbean on Saturday are found.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:28:06 GMT.
  • JFK's On-The-Brink Leadership Lessons
    52 years ago, JFK proved himself one of the most adept crisis managers in the history of the world by averting nuclear war. Here are his leadership keys from the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    By Geoff Loftus.  Forbes.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:01:00 GMT.
  • Cardinals OF prospect Oscar Taveras dies in car accident
    Authorities say St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. The 22-year-old made his major league debut this year, hitting .239 in 80 regular-season games.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:35:47 EDT.
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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