- Haitian Kidnappers Threaten to Kill Missionaries
As negotiators worked to secure the release of 17 people associated with an Ohio-based missionary group, their kidnappers released a video threatening their lives.
Maria Abi-habib. New York Times. Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:25:49 +0000.
- 'I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans' - Haiti gang behind kidnap demand ransom in video
A Haitian gang leader has threatened to kill 17 kidnapped American and Canadian missionaries if he is not given millions in ransom money.
Sky News. Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:13:00 +0100.
- Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy
The former British colony will replace the UK's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:01:57 +0000.
- Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped US missionaries if demands not met
Haiti has seen 628 kidnappings in 2021, involving 29 foreigners, officials say
Graeme Massie. The Independent. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:03:21 GMT.
- Haiti Gang Leader Threatens To Kill Kidnapped American Missionaries Amid Ransom Negotiations
The gang has asked for $17 million to free a group of 17 American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped last weekend.
By Jemima Mcevoy, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:47:05 -0400.
- Haiti sees nearly 800 kidnappings so far this year, NGO says
Gangs have taken more control amid political instability, abducting people from all walks of life.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:27:59 GMT.
- Royal Caribbean offers 9-month-long 'World Cruise' visiting 150 destinations
Royal Caribbean is planning for what it calls the longest and most comprehensive world cruise ever.
Wls. ABC News. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:59:21 +0000.
- Barbados elects first ever president ahead of becoming republic
The Caribbean nation is set to become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:07:10 GMT.
- David Harewood breaks down as he meets Viscount Lascelles whose ancestors enslaved his family
Birmingham-born David Harewood, 55, travelled to Barbados and Yorkshire's Harewood House which was built with profits from the Barbadian plantations his enslaved ancestors worked on in new C5 show
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 01:07:32 GMT.
- Holland America Line's Rotterdam Departs on Maiden Voyage from Amsterdam to Florida for Inaugural Caribbean Season
he ship will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Amsterdam to Ft. Lauderdale and then spend its inaugural season in the Caribbean.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-10-20 18:15:54 EST.
- Haiti gang seeks $1.3 million ransom per person for kidnapped US missionaries
Among the 16 Americans and one Canadian are five children, including an eight-month-old baby.
Straits Times. Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:10:11 +0800.
- Haiti gang reportedly seeks $23m for kidnapped US missionaries
A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a US-based missionary group has demanded more than $23 million ransom (US$17 million) for them, according to Haiti's justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal.Justice Minister ...
New Zealand Herald. Wed, 20 Oct 2021 07:01:09 +1200.
- Report: Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti's justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. ...
Dánica Coto, Evens Sanon. Washington Times. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:05:30 -0400.
- Notorious Haitian gang blamed for kidnapping 17 missionaries from US, Canada
The US government has been urged to forcibly free the group or negotiate their release without paying a ransom.
Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:41:13 +1100.
- Royal Caribbean (RCL) Benefits from Improvement in Bookings
Royal Caribbean (RCL) is likely to gain from improvement in bookings, resumed operations and addition of new cruises.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:20:00 GMT.
- US Envoy: Solution on Migration From Haiti Has to Be Led by US, Mexico
A solution on a new wave of migration from Haiti has to be led by both the United States and Mexico, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, said Saturday. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 09 Oct 2021 13:44:26 -0400.
- US officials knew of Haitian migrant surge to the border in July: report
The Department of Homeland Security was made aware in July of the thousands of Haitian migrants headed to the southern border but refused to act, according to a report from NBC News.
Kyle Morris. Fox News. Thu, 07 Oct 2021 20:53:41 GMT.
- Arizona border flares up as new illegal immigration hot spot
It's not just Haitians, and it's not just Texas where the border seems out of control. ...
Stephen Dinan. Washington Times. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:01:00 -0400.
- O'Rourke slams White House's treatment of Haitian migrants: 'Didn't have to happen'
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) on Friday joined other Democrats in slamming the Biden administration over its treatment of thousands of mostly Haitian migrants who recently arrived at the southern border, ...
Celine Castronuovo. The Hill. Sat, 25 Sep 2021 20:08:56 +0000.
- Top US Officials Condemn Treatment of Haitian Migrants
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized treatment of Haitian migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, as the U.S. increased deportation flights out of Texas. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:40:00 -0400.
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.