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TIMEZONES




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Current Dates and Times
across the Caribbean...

Standard Time is in effect across most of the Caribbean and the surrounding landmasses shown on the map.

There are major exceptions as the Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos and the U.S. State of Florida observe Daylight Saving Time. Currently these countries and territories are in Daylight Saving Time (DST) and will convert back to Standard Time in the fall.Standard Time and will convert back to Daylight Savings Time in the spring.

The countries and island groups of the Caribbean extend across four time zones when Venezuela and (Isla de Margarita) are included.

Portions of Florida, Mexico, Central America and South America are displayed on this map for both geographical and time zone perspective.

Additional details on world timezones
UTC and GMT
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The worldwide standard for coordinated universal time, formerly known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), is now abbreviated as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

Some sources still refer to it as UTC/GMT and some web browsers, e.g. Mozilla Firefox, still display it as GMT.

The UTC Time (shown directly below) is the standard time zone upon which all other worldwide time zones are based. It never observes daylight saving time.

UTC at Greenwich, England (DST)
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CST - 6 hours from UTC


EST - 5 hours from UTC


EDT - 4 hours from UTC EST - 5 hours from UTC
(DST)


VET - 4 1/2 hours from UTC


AST - 4 hours from UTC


CDT - 5 hours from UTC CST - 6 hours from UTC
(DST)


       
Timezone Abbreviations

AST (Atlantic Standard Time) CST (Central Standard Time) EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
EST (Eastern Standard Time) VET (Venezuelan Standard Time) (DST) Daylight Saving Time