- Family of billionaire Ottawa Senators owner sues yacht firm citing 'odorous, ill-tempered' captain
Eugene Melnyk and his girlfriend Sharilyne Anderson had chartered the $420,000-a-week Dream to spend Christmas in the Bahamas with loved ones. Now two lawsuits have been filed in Florida.
Daily Mail. Mon, 17 May 2021 17:47:15 GMT.
- Jake Paul investigated over suspected driving on protected turtle beach
Some Puerto Rico beaches are protected as endangered turtles nest in the sand.
BBC News. Mon, 17 May 2021 15:58:53 GMT.
- Puerto Rico investigating Jake Paul after viral video sparks turtle outrage
Puerto Rico is acting fast to protect its turtles from Jake Paul and friends.
Fox News. Sat, 15 May 2021 18:29:43 GMT.
- Ultimate Caribbean Seclusion: The Under The Radar, Newly Reopened Island Of Saba
The lesser known Caribbean island of Saba, now open without quarantines for vaccinated travelers, is a haven for diving and hiking.
By Laurie Werner, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 13 May 2021 18:46:56 -0400.
- ASUR Announces Total Passenger Traffic for April 2021
Compared with pre-pandemic levels of April 2019, passenger traffic declined 28.1% in Mexico and 38.8% in Colombia, and increased 1.7% in Puerto Rico in 1Q21
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-05-10 16:38:14 EST.
- Battle of wits: Antiguans revel in ancient board game
Warri is a board game popular in Antigua which traces its origins back to Africa.
BBC News. Mon, 03 May 2021 23:51:10 GMT.
- Puerto Rico Groans Under COVID Pandemic as Health, Economy Suffer
The US territory of 3.3 million people has reported more than 115,000 confirmed cases, over 115,000 suspected ones and more than 2,000 deaths.
Voice of America. Sun, 02 May 2021 19:42:41 -0400.
- How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. ...
Michelle L. Price, Michael Balsamo. Washington Times. Sat, 01 May 2021 00:19:18 -0400.
- Royal Caribbean (RCL) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Fall Y/Y
Royal Caribbean's (RCL) first-quarter 2020 results are hurt by suspension of global cruise operations.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:28:00 GMT.
- Ex Puerto Rico justice secretary charged in government probe
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Authorities charged a former Puerto Rico justice secretary with ethical violations and obstruction of justice Monday in a case involving an ex-governor of the U.S. territory. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 26 Apr 2021 17:09:33 -0400.
- Feds probing whether Bahamas trip was part of effort to influence Gaetz: report
As part of the ongoing probe against Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, federal authorities are looking into whether a trip he took to the Bahamas in 2018 involved political corruption, ...
Sarah Polus. The Hill. Fri, 23 Apr 2021 23:37:02 +0000.
- Caribbean refinery emits flammable toxic gas
'Noxious' smell from St Croix's Limetree Bay refinery closes schools and prompts health advisory.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:31:56 +0000.
- Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Win $7,220 Each in Class-Action Settlement
Nearly four years after the infamous festival stranded thousands of attendees in the Bahamas, 277 ticket holders learned they will receive payouts, pending approval.
Sarah Bahr. New York Times. Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:55:49 +0000.
- Biden Nominates US Haiti Ambassador to State Department Position
Michele Sison, a career diplomat, has served as US Ambassador to Haiti since 2018
Voice of America. Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:46:19 -0400.
- Before and after photos show Caribbean island completely covered in volcanic ash
The La Soufriere volcano has erupted multiple times since Friday, and the damage to St Vincent is shocking
Nathan Place. The Independent. Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:16:30 GMT.
- Water supplies running short on Caribbean island hit by volcano eruption
Clean water supplies are running short on the Caribbean island of St Vincent after ash from a volcanic eruption contaminated reservoirs.
Sky News. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:44:00 +0100.
- Group of catholic clergymen abducted in Haiti
The French embassy did not comment on this information, AFP report says
Tass. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 03:59:57 +0300.
- Evacuations Ongoing After 'Explosive Eruption' on Caribbean Island
Seismic activity on the island of St. Vincent prompted mandatory evacuations hours before the eruption started
Smithsonian. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:52:23 +0000.
- La Soufriere volcano on Caribbean St. Vincent island erupts as thousands evacuate
Empty cruise ships were scheduled to arrive Friday at the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent to help evacuate thousands as an explosive volcanic eruption took place.
Ap. ABC News. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:31:40 +0000.
- Cruises remain banned from US ports, despite pressure from industry
Cruise companies tired of waiting for the authorities to allow the resumption of cruises are inviting US residents to fly to the Caribbean for cruises there this summer.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 28 Mar 2021 15:29:25 +1100.
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 2020, the estimated population
of Antigua and Barbuda was 97,929.
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 2020, the island nation's
estimated population was 393,244.
Barbados' capital city
is Bridgetown, and its national currency is
the Barbadian Dollar. English is widely used in Barbados, and
in 2020, the island's estimated population was 287,375.
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 2020 was 11,326,616.
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 2020, the island's estimated
population was 71,986.
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 2020 was 10,847,910.
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 2020, the country's
estimated population was 112,523.
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 2020, 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 2020
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 2020, the islands'
estimated population was 53,199.
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 2020
population was estimated at 183,627.
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 2020 was estimated at 110,940.
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 2020 was 1,399,488.