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- Opposition Candidate Wins Dominican Republic Presidential Vote
The candidate, Luis Rodolfo Abinader, a businessman who has never held elected office, ended a 16-year hold on the presidency by a center-left party in the Caribbean nation.
The Associated Press. New York Times. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:13:07 +0000.
- Change in Dominican Republic as opposition wins presidency
Early results in the general election give opposition candidate Luis Abinader an unassailable lead.
BBC News. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:40:59 GMT.
- Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus
The Dominican Republic could see its ruling party change for the first time in 16 years.
BBC News. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 21:24:16 GMT.
- Dominican Republic vote to go ahead despite coronavirus threat
The Caribbean nation of 10 million lifted a coronavirus state of emergency as candidates made their final drive.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 19:54:36 GMT.
- Puerto Rico hit by 2 earthquakes in latest in series of tremors
Puerto Rico was shaken by two strong earthquakes on Friday, but the island reported zero injuries in the latest series of tremors.
Yahoo. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:21:30 -0400.
- Latin America overtakes Europe to record the second-highest coronavirus case total
Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 2.7million cases of coronavirus Friday, more than Europe's 2.69million cases, driven largely by a rampant outbreak in Brazil (pictured).
Daily Mail. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:55:40 +0100.
- 'We were threatened with beheading': Robbie Williams and wife reveal Haiti incident
Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have said they were both threatened with being beheaded during a charity trip to Haiti.
Sky News. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:14:00 +0100.
- 'Sad time': Much-loved Melbourne market closes after 55 years
The 100-acre Caribbean Gardens in the foothills of the Dandenongs cited the dire financial circumstances wrought by the pandemic for the closure.
Paul Sakkal. Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:45:07 +1000.
- Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares For Phase 2 Reopening July 1
All Islands Reopen to International Travel; Visitors Must Present Negative Test and Complete an Electronic Health Visa.
Travel Industry Wire. 2020-06-30 14:45:14 EST.
- Puerto Rico declares state of emergency as drought leaves 140,000 without running water
'We are not expecting enough rain... to solve the problem we're seeing', meteorologist says
Louise Hall. The Independent. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:08:00 GMT.
- Royal Caribbean (RCL) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know
Royal Caribbean (RCL) closed the most recent trading day at $48.58, moving +0.7% from the previous trading session.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 21:45:19 GMT.
- Sahara Dust Cloud Looms Over Cuba, Caribbean and Florida
It could be dangerous for people with respiratory illnesses.
Voice of America. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:23:50 -0400.
- Huge Saharan Dust Cloud Could Bring Hazy Skies, Spectacular Sunsets to the United States
The large dust cloud has already obscured skies in the Caribbean and will likely reach Gulf Coast states by the middle of this week
Smithsonian. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:59:35 +0000.
- Saharan dust cloud blankets Caribbean before heading to US
Experts who nicknamed the event the "Godzilla dust cloud" warned people to stay indoors and use air filters if they have one.
Ap. ABC News. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 01:12:45 +0000.
- 'Tremendous' cloud of Saharan dust reaches Caribbean; Gulf states to see hazy skies, colorful sunsets
An abnormally large plume of dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa arrived in the Caribbean on Sunday after spending the past week crossing the Atlantic and is bound for the Gulf Coast.
Brandon Noriega Travis Fedschun. Fox News. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:50:21 GMT.
- Stock Market Today: Coronavirus Woes Keep Piling Up on the Dow
Apple (AAPL) to re-close a few stores, Royal Caribbean (RCL) and Carnival (CCL) dip as cruise lines to extend voluntary suspension
Kiplinger. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:43:53 -0400.
- Tourists dip their toes in water as top Mexican beach getaway reopens
Foreign visitors have begun to trickle back to the white sands and warm waters of Mexico's Caribbean coast as its popular beaches gradually reopen to tourism with new sanitary measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Reuters. Sun, 14 Jun 2020 20:54:17 -0400.
- Covid 19 coronavirus: Mexico desperate to reopen 11 million job tourism industry
An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white-sand beaches are sparkling clean and empty on the Caribbean coast, the water is clear on the ...
New Zealand Herald. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:43:42 +1200.
- Puerto Rico Moves to Relax Most Coronavirus Restrictions
Puerto Rico prepares to reopen most businesses, beaches and churches as governor suspends restrictions.
Voice of America. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 01:27:04 -0400.
- Ancient DNA provides new insights into the early peopling of the Caribbean
According to a new study by an international team of researchers from the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the Caribbean was settled by several successive population dispersals that originated on the American mainland.
Science Daily. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:21:19 EDT.
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.