- LeBron James offers to send sneakers to a young boy in the Dominican Republic
LeBron James is extending his kindness to a teenager in the Dominican Republic who caught his attention after a video of the 13-year-old boy hitting a tough shot went viral this week.
Daily Mail. Fri, 24 May 2019 20:42:43 GMT.
- Nike cancels 'Puerto Rico' shoe over Panama indigenous design
The shoe was to be a tribute to Puerto Rico but featured a design from an indigenous group in Panama.
BBC News. Wed, 22 May 2019 10:14:42 GMT.
- Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design
Nike won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama noted one of its traditional designs was used
ABC News. Tue, 21 May 2019 19:30:16 -0400.
- Royal Caribbean vs Norwegian Cruise: Which is Worth Boarding?
While Royal Caribbean's (RCL) profitability initiatives continue to drive margins, Norwegian Cruise (NCLH) faces lower debt amid an industry that is projected to gain in 2019.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 21 May 2019 11:41:00 GMT.
- Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory
The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. ...
Hsyndicate. Mon, 20 May 2019 17:13:11 +0200.
- True identity of imposter 'pigs' on 17th century map overturns early colonial history of Barbados
Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived in 1627 to encounter what they thought was a herd of wild European pigs. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 16 May 2019 13:17:50 EDT.
- Two travellers from Singapore die of natural causes onboard Royal Caribbean cruise
SINGAPORE - Two travellers from Singapore, who were on a ship that left the Republic on Monday (May 13), died of natural causes while on a cruise in nearby waters.
Straits Times. Wed, 15 May 2019 21:35:09 +0800.
- Coca Cola heir granted $300,000 bail after drugs arrest
The heir to a Coca Cola fortune has been granted bail in the Caribbean after being arrested last week on drugs charges.
Sky News. Wed, 15 May 2019 12:19:00 +0100.
- There Is A Growing Market For Nutraceuticals In Integrated Cancer Treatment in the Caribbean
In 2018, the Caribbean region experienced close to 112,000 new cases of cancer and more than 63,000 cancer-related deaths. ...
By Daphne Ewing-chow, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 14 May 2019 18:59:00 +0000.
- States Sue Drugmakers Over Alleged Generic-Price-Fixing Scheme
A new lawsuit brought by 44 states and Puerto Rico alleges an "industrywide" conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to collude on prices and divide up the market.
Selena Simmons-duffin. NPR. Mon, 13 May 2019 17:50:00 -0400.
- Venezuelan billionaire's home raided in Dominican Republic
Dominican officials say drug and money-laundering investigators joined by U.S. federal agents have raided a villa linked to one of Venezuela's richest men.
Fox News. Mon, 13 May 2019 19:50:07 GMT.
- House passes $19 billion in disaster aid but divide over border wall funding, help for Puerto Rico hinders deal
The House passed a $19-billion disaster aid package for flood, fire and hurricane victims but the assistance is stalled over border security and Puerto Rico.
Yahoo. Fri, 10 May 2019 16:42:11 -0400.
- Disaster bill clears U.S. House amid feud over Puerto Rico aid
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill on Friday, continuing a quarrel with President Donald Trump and other Republicans who oppose providing more aid to Puerto Rico.
Reuters. Fri, 10 May 2019 13:01:47 -0400.
- House approves $17B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition on Puerto Rico
The House passed a $17.2 billion supplemental disaster relief package Friday in a 257-150 vote despite opposition from President Trump, who urged Republicans to vote against the measure because of what he saw as ...
Juliegrace Brufke. The Hill. Fri, 10 May 2019 16:31:54 +0000.
- Labor's Cayman Islands adventure ignites the base, but business is worried
There is no safe haven for Australia's corporate sector as the election spin gathers pace.
Colin Kruger. Sydney Morning Herald. Sat, 11 May 2019 00:05:00 +1000.
- Jean-Jacques Savin: Frenchman completes Atlantic crossing in barrel
Jean-Jacques Savin lands on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, ending his four-month journey.
BBC News. Fri, 10 May 2019 05:52:47 GMT.
- Panama repairs, upgrades patrol vessels
Panama’s National Naval-Air Service (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval: SENAN) is repairing and upgrading several vessels to improve maritime patrol operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. ...
Alejandro Sanchez, Washington, Dc. Janes 360. Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT.
- Triumphant 72-year-old Frenchman celebrates after crossing Atlantic... in a barrel
A 72-year-old Frenchman arrived on the Caribbean island of Martinique Thursday to celebrate crossing the Atlantic in four months carried by the currents in a custom-made barrel.
The Local. Thu, 09 May 2019 14:47:22 +0200.
- Monarch Gold Acquires 14.2% of Unigold
The Corporation has acquired a block of 6.5 million shares of Unigold (TSXV: UGD), a gold exploration company, which operates in the Dominican Republic. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 9 May 2019 11:05:00 +0000.
- ASUR Announces Total Passenger Traffic for April 2019
On a YoY basis, passenger traffic increased 4.0% in Mexico, 8.2% in Puerto Rico and 10.1% in Colombia.
Travel Industry Wire. Tue, 7 May 2019 13:59:41 EST.
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.