- Scotland bathes in warmest EVER February day as mercury hits 65F
The warmest ever February day in Scotland has been recorded as mercury hitting 65F while Britain braces itself for a southerly airstream set to bring even warmer air from the Caribbean.
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:45:50 +0000.
- Five Facts About Caribbean Food Security
The combined food import bill for the 14 CARICOM (Caribbean Community) member countries increased from $2.08 billion in 2000 to $4.75 billion in 2018, pre-imposition of duties, levies, and taxes. ...
By Daphne Ewing-chow, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:17:00 -0500.
- Official: 8 armed men detained in Haiti could be sent to US
An official with Haiti's communications ministry says eight men detained with automatic weapons and other arms could be transferred soon to the United States
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:50:29 -0500.
- Missionary from Utah Dies While Serving in the Dominican Republic
A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Utah who was serving in the Dominican Republic died Wednesday after falling from a roof.
Yahoo. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:41:15 -0500.
- LDS missionary from Utah, 18, dies in Dominican Republic after falling off apartment building roof
A missionary from Utah died Wednesday after he fell off an apartment building roof in the Dominican Republic, the church said.
Katherine Lam. Fox News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:54:04 GMT.
- The 2019 Puerto Rico Open field appears to be a byproduct of time travel
The field in this week's 2019 Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach is filled with PGA Tour players of yesteryear.
Joel Beall. Golf Digest. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:03:31 +0000.
- Military: Venezuela Reopens Maritime Border with Dutch Antilles
Venezuelan authorities have reopened the country's maritime border with the Dutch Antilles islands a day after closing it, a regional military commander told Reuters on Wednesday. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:57:53 -0500.
- From Smarter Energy to Less Plastic, Caribbean Resorts Go Green
At home in the United States, Kerrie Springer takes pride in being environmentally conscious. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:30:19 -0500.
- Haiti's serious crime unit to investigate foreigners arrested with guns
The serious crime unit of Haiti's national police is investigating several foreign nationals, including Americans, who were arrested in possession of semi-automatic weapons, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant said.
Reuters. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:17:39 -0500.
- Australian woman rows solo across Atlantic Ocean
On Tuesday, Michelle Lee became the first Australian woman to cross an ocean solo in a rowboat when she arrived in the Caribbean after travelling 5000 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean.
Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:48:30 +1100.
- Americans, Russian and Serb 'held in Haiti with weapons'
Five Americans, a Russian and a Serb are said to have been arrested along with a cache of weapons in Haiti, where protests have been taking place.
Sky News. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:37:00 +0000.
- Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protests
Many Haitians remain wary of recent promises by the government to trim expenses and investigate alleged corruption.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 03:06:49 GMT.
- Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained
The state department says US citizens are among a group held in a nation rocked by protests.
BBC News. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:30:43 GMT.
- Bonaire: Where Coral and Cactus Thrive, and the Sea Soothes the Soul
In a dying reef world, the writer explores the underwater bliss of a little Caribbean island that is showing the world just how to save coral.
Nina Burleigh. New York Times. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:33:46 GMT.
- Royal Caribbean Orders Sixth Oasis-Class Vessel
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the fall of 2023.
Travel Industry Wire. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:16:02 EST.
- 'Air Cocaine' drug-trafficking trial starts in France
Two French ex-pilots are accused of trying to smuggle a huge drugs stash from the Dominican Republic.
BBC News. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:59:58 GMT.
- 'Emotionally exhausted' Canadian nurses hope to leave Haiti today amid protests
An Ontario nurse says she and seven other members of her medical team hope to get on a flight leaving Haiti on Monday as dangerous anti-government protests continue to cut off roads to the airport.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:02:52 EST.
- Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores
Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year.
Newsmax. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:09:29 EDT.
- Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining U.S. stores
NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. ...
Anne D'innocenzio. Washington Times. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:06:18 -0500.
- Canada warns against all travel to Haiti
OTTAWA (AFP) - Canada has raised its travel alert for Haiti, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort.
Straits Times. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:22:19 +0800.
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.