- Huish Outdoors Recalls Scuba Diving Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard
The scuba diving regulators can restrict airflow at low tank pressures (below 500 psi), posing a drowning hazard to divers.
Consumer Product Safety Commission. June 26, 2018.
- Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike fallout
Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests.
Newsmax. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 22:08:23 EDT.
- Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigns
Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant says the country's president has accepted his resignation.
BBC News. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:33:38 GMT.
- Cuba to recognise private property under new constitution
The communist state's new constitution will limit presidential terms and recognise private property.
BBC News. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:25:14 GMT.
- Haiti's PM resigns after riots over rising fuel prices
Haiti's prime minister has resigned following deadly protests over proposals to raise fuel prices by nearly 50%.
Sky News. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:12:00 +0100.
- Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed ...
Daily Mail. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:25:27 +0100.
- Haiti's prime minister quits amid backlash over fuel price protests
Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday as he faced a non-confidence vote after a move to lower fuel subsidies prompted days of violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
Reuters. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:17:05 -0400.
- FEMA Internal Report Cites Problems With Agency's Response To Hurricane Maria
An internal report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has concluded the agency was unable to provide adequate support to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico last year.
Michel Martin. NPR. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:54:00 -0400.
- Haiti PM Jack Guy Lafontant resigns after days of protests
Embattled prime minister steps down following days of violent protests sparked by a botched bid to raise fuel prices.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:16:06 GMT.
- Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest
PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) - Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday (July 14) following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices.
Straits Times. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 04:08:14 +0800.
- Man charged with hate crime for harassing woman in Puerto Rico flag shirt appears in court
A Chicago man faced a judge Friday after being charged with a hate crime for harassing a woman wearing a t-shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it in an incident captured on video.
ABC News. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 03:32:04 UTC.
- Man who hurled insults towards woman in Puerto Rico shirt charged with felony hate crimes
The suspect had his charges enhanced after a video of the incident went viral
Chris Riotta. The Independent. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:59:56 +0000.
- Model bitten by shark while posing for pictures
An Instagram model is fortunate to still have her arm after getting bit by a shark while posing for pictures in the water on a trip to the Bahamas.
Fox News. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:51:25 GMT.
- Millbrook Minerals Announces Completion of an Initial Resource Estimate for the Los Pasos Project, Central Cuba
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millbrook Minerals Inc. continues progress in its Los Pasos project in Cuba and announces completion of an initial resource estimate.
Business Wire. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:03:00 UTC.
- NASA surveys hurricane damage to Puerto Rico's forests
On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria barreled across Puerto Rico with winds of up to 155 miles per hour and battering rain that flooded towns, knocked out communications networks and destroyed the power grid. ...
Science Daily. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:27:59 EDT.
- US: 13 Workers left stranded in USVI receive back wages
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Federal officials say 13 workers left stranded without pay or transportation in the U.S. Virgin Islands after helping with hurricane recovery efforts have received their wages. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:15:16 -0400.
- Canada urged to put hold on sending asylum seekers back to Haiti amid violent protests
As violent protests continue to roil Haiti, a Quebec-based coalition is calling on Ottawa to put a hold on sending asylum seekers back to the Caribbean nation.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:26:00 EDT.
- How Expedia And Leisure Stocks Could Pay for Your Summer Vacation
Whether you are planning a Caribbean getaway, a European expedition or a local excursion, we have a few timely ideas in the travel and leisure industry that could help fund your summer plans.
By Steven Cress, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 06:14:00 -0400.
- Weakened storm still a threat to Caribbean islands
Caribbean: Hurricane Beryl weakened to a tropical storm but was still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:19:27 +1200.
- Alan Diaz, Prize Winner for Photo of Immigration Raid, Dies at 71
His picture, honored with a Pulitzer, showed 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez of Cuba being seized in a Miami home in 2000 amid an international custody fight.
The Associated Press. New York Times. Wed, 04 Jul 2018 22:13:11 GMT.
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
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
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.