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- Amy Coney Barrett is 'white colonizer' for adopting two black children from Haiti, professor says
The controversial charge was leveled at Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday by Ibram X. Kendi, a Boston University professor and author of a bestselling book on 'antiracism.'
Daily Mail. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:43:56 +0100.
- Where can Americans vacation internationally right now?
Mexico and the Caribbean offer the most options for U.S. vacationers. Only a few European countries are open to Americans.
Yahoo. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:59:26 -0400.
- Supreme Court nomination battles get nastier
President Trump hadn't even announced his Supreme Court pick this weekend yet a whisper campaign had already developed against Judge Amy Coney Barrett questioning whether her adoption of two Haitian children was on the up-and-up. ...
Stephen Dinan. Washington Times. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:39:40 -0400.
- Republicans erupt over digs from left at Amy Coney Barrett's adoption of Haitian children
First there was "The Handmaid's Tale" flap, and now Democratic activists are raising alarm about U.S. District Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's adoption of two children from Haiti. ...
Valerie Richardson. Washington Times. Sat, 26 Sep 2020 15:59:02 -0400.
- US Rapper Kanye West Makes Surprise Visit to Haiti
President Jovenel Moise Tweeted photos of himself with the celebrity.
Voice of America. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 23:37:18 -0400.
- Pirates prospect arrested in deadly Dominican Republic crash: report
Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz was reportedly arrested in a deadly crash in the Dominican Republic on Monday.
Ryan Gaydos. Fox News. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:40:23 GMT.
- This Secluded, Quarantine Free, Private Caribbean Island Is The Perfect Winter Escape
Petit St. Vincent is a secluded private island resort in a remote stretch of the southern Caribbean offering serenity and no quarantine rules.
By Laurie Werner, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:13:49 -0400.
- Trump, Biden address Puerto Rico's ongoing crisis weeks before elections
The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which hit exactly three years ago.
ABC News. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:05:43 -0400.
- Trump administration announces $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico
The Trump administration on Friday announced an additional $13 billion in assistance to help Puerto Rico rebuild its infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017.The ...
Brett Samuels. The Hill. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:26:17 +0000.
- Steve Carter, Playwright in a Black Theater World, Dies at 90
He emerged from the Black Arts movement and the famed Negro Ensemble Company, writing dramas and satires about the Black and Caribbean-American experiences.
Nathaniel G. Nesmith. New York Times. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:40:34 +0000.
- President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to Host a Week of Action to Build Resilience in the Caribbean Amid COVID-19
The week of September 21, the CGI Action Network will bring together heads of state with business and civil leaders to promote a sustainable recovery and investments for island states.
Travel Industry Wire. 2020-09-17 16:16:00 EST.
- Barbados says it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state
A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the monarchy as Australia has.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:46:12 +1000.
- Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state
Renewed push for republican status comes 45 years after the former British colony gained independence.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:26:03 GMT.
- Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state
The government of Barbados says the time has come to leave the colonial past behind.
BBC News. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:24:17 GMT.
- Barbados to remove Queen as head of state
Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic next year.
Sky News. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 02:51:00 +0100.
- The coal-pots fuelling Antigua's ghost stories and folk tales
In generations past, Antiguans would gather around a coal-pot not only to cook but also to socialise.
BBC News. Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:16:11 GMT.
- Implied Volatility Surging for Royal Caribbean (RCL) Stock Options
Investors need to pay close attention to Royal Caribbean (RCL) stock based on the movements in the options market lately.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:47:00 GMT.
- Puerto Rico Reopening Beaches on Saturday Amid Drop in Coronavirus Cases
Also set to reopen: casinos, gyms and movie theaters.
Voice of America. Fri, 11 Sep 2020 04:52:52 -0400.
- Hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher targets are missed
Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up to halve the likelihood of such disasters in the region, according to new research.
Science Daily. Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:06:12 EDT.
- Hurricane Laura: Tropical storm upgraded as it barrels towards Texas and Louisiana
Storm Laura, that has damaged parts of Cuba and Haiti, has now been upgraded to a hurricane as it is scheduled to hit Texas and Louisiana in the coming days.
The Independent. Tue, 25 Aug 2020 13:37:00 GMT.
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.