- Haiti prison escape: Hundreds of inmates flee from Croix-des-Bouquets jail
The prison's director is among 25 people killed in the mass escape near the capital, Port-au-Prince.
BBC News. Sat, 27 Feb 2021 10:00:09 GMT.
- Police: Haitian gang leader killed after prison breakout
Arnel Joseph is among several dead after an exchange of gunfire near Port-au-Prince.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:17:09 +0000.
- Canada national pleads guilty to attempting to bring illegal immigrants into US by way of the Caribbean
A Canadian national pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in a financial scheme to smuggle illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka into the United States by way of the Caribbean.
Bradford Betz. Fox News. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 03:26:05 GMT.
- Travel Within South America Projected to Overtake Passenger Volume Between Central and North America
Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-02-25 16:20:30 EST.
- Royal Caribbean (RCL) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 7.3%
Royal Caribbean (RCL) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped more than 7% on the day, amid huge volumes.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:26:00 GMT.
- Charity watchdog releases Oxfam from strict supervision after Haiti sex abuse scandal
The Charity Commission for England and Wales found allegations that Oxfam staff working in disaster zones sexually abused children were not fully disclosed.
Daily Mail. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:14:12 +0000.
- Gregory Gourdet Works to Build a Better Restaurant in Portland
Gregory Gourdet has revamped his plans for a Haitian kitchen, after being caught up in a citywide furor over the treatment of restaurant workers.
Brett Anderson. New York Times. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 23:36:06 +0000.
- Spotify Shares Bump To Record High After News Of Massive Global Expansion
The streaming service will soon be available in more countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
By Carlie Porterfield, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:22:18 -0500.
- Royal Caribbean ordered to pay costs for Sydney tradie detained over threesome
A major cruise ship company will have to shell out more cash to a Sydney tradie who previously won a massive payout after staff detained him for six days amid wrongful rape allegations.Daniels Rawlings won almost A$100,0000 ...
New Zealand Herald. Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:29:33 +1200.
- 4 dead in US Virgin Islands helicopter crash
Authorities have not said what caused the crash.
ABC News. Tue, 16 Feb 2021 10:11:51 -0500.
- Country singer pays tribute to helicopter pilot to the stars among four dead in Virgin Islands helicopter crash
- Plaskett quips male lawmakers 'would not have their wives in one attempt talking to her' during impeachment trial
House Impeachment manager Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) on Friday drew a parallel between the process of wooing someone and former President Trump's repeated claims of election fraud ...
Jordan Williams. The Hill. Sat, 13 Feb 2021 01:57:28 +0000.
- US Coast Guard Rescues 3 Cubans From Deserted Island
The trio reportedly had been stranded for more than a month off the Bahamas before being taken to the US
Voice of America. Wed, 10 Feb 2021 15:12:01 -0500.
- American Dan Whitman Denies Any Involvement in Haiti Coup Attempt
Former State Department employee tells VOA 'I never met or heard (of) any of the individuals mentioned'
Voice of America. Mon, 08 Feb 2021 22:50:44 -0500.
- Haiti rocked by anti-government protests
Protests break out in the Haitian capital as 23 people are arrested over an alleged coup attempt.
BBC News. Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:47:02 GMT.
- Puerto Rico pushes for statehood amid debt crisis
Puerto Rico is renewing its push for statehood, buoyed by Democrats’ control of the White House and Congress but battling concerns that Washington would be saddled with the territory’s chronic debt crisis. ...
Dave Boyer. Washington Times. Wed, 03 Feb 2021 18:04:54 -0500.
- Peak travel bookings shift from August to October amid holiday warnings
Exclusive: Canary Islands, Barbados and Turkey are the top destinations sold last week
Simon Calder. The Independent. Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:22:13 GMT.
- When looking at species declines, nuances and long-term data are important
After an initial report told of collapsing food webs in Puerto Rico, a group of researchers conducting long-term research on the island took a closer look at the issue.
Science Daily. Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:40:33 EST.
- Inquiry into 'widespread corruption and fraud' on British Virgin Islands
Claims of widespread corruption and fraud involving millions of pounds of public money are being investigated on the British Virgin Islands.
Sky News. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:53:00 +0000.
- Cuban Researchers To Test COVID-19 Vaccine In Iran
A Cuban state-run research institute says it has signed a deal with Iran's Pasteur Institute to test the Caribbean state's most advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Iran.
Radio Liberty. Sun, 10 Jan 2021 14:16:17 +0000.
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.