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Caribbean
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Size An archipelago, 4,020 kilometres (2,500 mi) in length, and up to 257 kilometres (160 mi) wide; region contains more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays
Population (2000) 37.5 million[1]
Ethnic groups Africans (notably Igbo, Akan, Yoruba, Fon, Kongo),[2] Native Americans (Arawak, Caribs, Tainos), Europeans (Spanish, French, British, Portuguese, Dutch), Asian (Chinese, Indian)
Demonym West Indian, Caribbean, American
Government 13 sovereign states; also, 2 overseas departments and 14 dependent territories, tied to the European Union or to the United States
Largest cities Havana
Santo Domingo
Port-au-Prince
Kingston
San Juan
Port of Spain
Internet TLD Multiple
Calling code Multiple
Time Zone UTC-5 to UTC-4
Central America and the Caribbean
Detail of tectonic plates from: Tectonic plates of the world
.The Caribbean[3] is a region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts.^ Sixty small islands surrounded by the topaz sea comprise the British Virgin Islands; for those seeking a great yachting experience on their Caribbean vacation.
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^ The Caribbean is one of the finest and most popular charter destinations in the world, the Caribbean Sea is bounded by the northern coast of South America, the east coast of Central America, the large islands of Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and a beautiful ring of islands to the east known as the Windward and Leeward islands.

^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

.The region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America.^ On reverse, part of Central America and part of South America.
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^ Showa Central America, Florida & the northern part of South America.
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^ The region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America.
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.Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.^ Consisting of more than 7000 islands, islets and reefs, the breathtaking...
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^ Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
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^ Many thanks to the more than 2,000 respondents who participated in the first-ever Society survey.
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.These islands, called the West Indies, generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea.^ Insets of the French West Indies islands.
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^ These islands, called the West Indies, generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea.
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^ After each recieved their independance, Guyana and Belieze are major trading partners with the rest of the West Indies, thus forming CARICOM. .
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[4] .These islands are called the West Indies because when Christopher Columbus landed there in 1492 he believed that he had reached the Indies (in Asia).^ The West Indies was so named because Columbus thought it to be inhabited by the Indians.
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^ Insets of the French West Indies islands.
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^ These islands are called the West Indies because when Christopher Columbus landed here in 1492 he believed that he had reached the Indies (in Asia).
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.The region consists of the Antilles, divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), and the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in fact in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, not in the Caribbean Sea.^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

^ The islands of the Caribbean Sea , collectively known as the West Indies are sorted by size and location into the Bahamas (or Lucayan archipelago ), the Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles .

^ The Caribbean is a region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts.
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.Geo-politically, the West Indies are usually regarded as a sub-region of North America[5][6][7][8] and are organized into 27 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies.^ West Indies return to business as usual .
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^ Most of the territories, including all the larger ones, are now independent as separate countries in the Commonwealth of Nations , while some of the smaller ones remain British dependencies .

^ Between 1958 and 1962 all of the island territories except the British Virgin Islands and the Bah amas were organised into the West Indies Federation .

.At one time, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories, all of which were then UK dependencies.^ Grenada became a province of the short-lived West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962.
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^ This will be achieved through the collection, indexing and dissemination of disaster information to produce a comprehensive database which encompasses the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean."

^ Caribbean Islands Economic Citizenship Programs in the Caribbean: Investment in St. Kitts and Nevis or Dominica How can US residents earn citizenship in another country without living there first, getting married, or proving ancestry?
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.The region takes its name from that of the Carib, an ethnic group present in the Lesser Antilles and parts of adjacent South America at the time of European contact.^ On reverse, part of Central America and part of South America.
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^ Part of northern South America on reverse.
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^ Furthermore, Guyana is actually located at the point where the Caribbean meets South America on it’s North Atlantic seaboard, which is historically and culturally part of the caribbean region.
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Definition

.The word "Caribbean" has multiple uses.^ Creole , the native language of the Caribbean people evolved during the slave era as the African words were used with European syntax.
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Its principal ones are geographical and political. .The Caribbean can also be expanded to include territories with strong cultural and historical connections to slavery, European colonisation and the plantation system.^ Furthermore, Guyana is actually located at the point where the Caribbean meets South America on it’s North Atlantic seaboard, which is historically and culturally part of the caribbean region.
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^ The Australia-Caribbean commercial relationship, however, is expanding from historically low levels as commercial ties in other sectors (e.g.
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^ The Caribbean culture has emerged unscathed in spite of centuries of brutal slavery , racial discrimination and bloodshed that the Caribbean Country suffered in the hands of the European colonizers .
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  • Physiographically, the Caribbean region is mainly a chain of islands surrounding the Caribbean Sea.^ The islands of the Caribbean Sea , collectively known as the West Indies are sorted by size and location into the Bahamas (or Lucayan archipelago ), the Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles .

    ^ Sixty small islands surrounded by the topaz sea comprise the British Virgin Islands; for those seeking a great yachting experience on their Caribbean vacation.
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    ^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

    .To the north is the Caribbean Sea bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, the Straits of Florida, and the Northern Atlantic Ocean which lies to the East and Northeast; the coastline of the continent of South America lies to the south.
  • Politically, "Caribbean" may be centred around socio-economic groupings found in the region.^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

    ^ It is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles islands and, as such, enjoys the graces of two oceans – the Caribbean Sea on its west side and the Atlantic Ocean at its eastern end.
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    ^ There does not seem to be any change in composition from the older South Soufriere centres or those of the north (Rea, 1974, J.Geol.
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    .For example the block known as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) contains both the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Suriname found in South America, along with Belize in Central America as full members.^ Both countries are members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the region's main political grouping.
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    ^ On reverse, part of Central America and part of South America.
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    ^ It is the only member of the Commonwealth in South America.
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    .Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands which are found in the Atlantic Ocean are Associate members of the Caribbean Community, and the same goes for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas which is a full member of the Caribbean Community.'
  • Alternately the organisation known as the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) consists of almost every nation in the surrounding regions which lie on the Caribbean Sea plus El Salvador which lies solely on the Pacific Ocean.^ Furthermore, Guyana is actually located at the point where the Caribbean meets South America on it’s North Atlantic seaboard, which is historically and culturally part of the caribbean region.
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    ^ The ACS represents the Greater Caribbean, consisting of 25 members (including the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico) and four Associate Members (Aruba, France — on behalf of French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique — the Netherlands Antilles and Turks and Caicos).
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    ^ The major regional organisations are the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a sub-regional grouping of six eastern Caribbean countries and three UK dependent territories.
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    .According to the ACS the total population of its member states is some 227 million people.^ The Caribbean consists of the islands of the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles and is spread across an area similar in size to eastern Australia, with a total population of approximately 39 million.
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    ^ CARICOM is predominantly the English-speaking Caribbean plus Suriname and Haiti, comprising 15 members and around 13 million people.
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    ^ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has one of the smaller GDPs of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean member states (approx US$600 million).
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Demographics

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.The population of the Caribbean is estimated to have been around 750,000 immediately before European contact, although lower and higher figures are given.^ Antigua and Barbuda has a population of around 80,000.
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^ Located north of Trinidad and Tobago, in the southeast of the Caribbean Sea, Grenada (population 106,000) comprises the main island of Grenada and seven so-called smaller Grenadine islands.
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^ The largest of the Caribbean countries, the Dominican Republic, has a population of over 9 million and a GDP of around US$35.5 billion (2007).
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After contact, genocide and disease led to a decline in the Native American population.[11][12] From 1500 to 1800 the population rose as slaves arrived from West Africa[13] such as the Kongo, Igbo, Akan, Fon and Yoruba and immigrants from Ireland, Britain, Italy. .France, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark, although the mortality rate was high for both groups.^ Netherlands - Antilles Neighboring Countries: France 0.3¢ »  Belgium 0.3¢ »  Luxembourg 0.4¢ »  Denmark 0.3¢ »  Germany 0.3¢    Using this phone card to call Netherlands - Antilles will save you money!
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.The population is estimated to have reached 2.2 million by 1800.[15] Immigrants from India, China, and other countries arrived in the 19th century.^ The largest of the Caribbean countries, the Dominican Republic, has a population of over 9 million and a GDP of around US$35.5 billion (2007).
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^ In contrast, Haiti, the poorest and least developed country in the Western Hemisphere, has a population of 9.6 million and a GDP of around US$6.1 billion (2007).
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^ The population of the various Caribbean countries and territories differs considerably, ranging from smaller countries with populations in the tens of thousands, to the Dominican Republic with a population of over nine million (2006 estimate).
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[16] .After the ending of the Atlantic slave trade, the population increased naturally.^ English Government introduced the measure which was to put an end to the slave trade.
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[17] The total regional population was estimated at 37.5 million by 2000.[1]
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.The majority of the Caribbean has populations of mainly Africans in the French Caribbean, Anglophone Caribbean and Dutch Caribbean, there are minorities of mixed-race and European peoples of Dutch, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese ancestry.^ This is how the Caribbean Country became populated with African people.
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^ The present culture of the Caribbean people is a fine blend of African and European cultures.
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^ This will be achieved through the collection, indexing and dissemination of disaster information to produce a comprehensive database which encompasses the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean."

Asians, especially those of Chinese and Indian descent, form a significant minority in the region and also contribute to multiracial communities. .Many of their ancestors arrived in the 19th century as indentured laborers.^ During the 18th and early 19th century, many battles were waged between France and Britain to possess the Caribbean Country.
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.The Spanish-speaking Caribbean have primarily mixed race, African, or European majorities.^ The Caribbean cuisine is a mix of imperial tradition and recipes inherited from the African ancestors.
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^ Of these, the people of pure African blood are in a large majority, the " coloured " race of mixed European and African blood being next in numerical importance.
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^ The present culture of the Caribbean people is a fine blend of African and European cultures.
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.The Dominican Republic has mixed majority of African, European, and Native; Puerto Rico and Cuba have a European majority.^ FULL HAND COLOR. LITHOGRAPHY. Shows railroads on Cuba, Puerto Rico in an inset.
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^ Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata more details...
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^ The Greater Antilles are Cuba , Jamaica , Hispaniola (composed of Haiti on the west side and the Dominican Republic on the east side) and Puerto Rico .

.The mixtures are those who are primarily descended from West Africans, Native Americans, and Spaniards.^ While West Indian manatees in Florida and Belize feed on a variety of vegetation including floating, submergent, emergent, and over-hanging vegetation, the Amazonian and the West African manatees feed primarily on surface vegetation.
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.Trinidad and Tobago has a multi-racial cosmopolitan society due to the arrival of the Africans, Indians, Chinese, Syrians, Lebanese and Europeans.^ The culture of the Caribbean people is a blend of African, American Indian , European, and, in some cases, Asian influences.
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^ In Trinidad and Tobago is found a multi-party system with ethnic influences by the Hindus and Muslims on the political power.
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^ Some shipments are bypassing Trinidad and Tobago in favor of other islands, due in large part to the counter-drug efforts of GOTT security forces.
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This multi-racial mix has created sub-ethnicities that often straddle the boundaries of major ethnicities and include Chindian and Dougla.

Indigenous tribes

Language

.Spanish, Italian, English, French, Dutch, Haitian Creole and Papiamento are the predominant official languages of various countries in the region, though a handful of unique Creole languages or dialects can also be found from one country to another.^ This will be achieved through the collection, indexing and dissemination of disaster information to produce a comprehensive database which encompasses the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean."

^ Long desired by foreign powers, Caribbean islands come flavored by their British, Dutch, Spanish, American, French or Danish heritage.
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^ Barth's interesting history of first Spanish then Swedish then French sovereignty has given St. Barth a unique, now predominantly French, culture.
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Religion

The largest religious groups in the region are: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Rastafari, Santería, and Voodoo among others.

Geography and climate

.The geography and climate in the Caribbean region varies.^ Cuban Food An Overview of the Geography and Climate of the Caribbean Region The Caribbean region is a rich and interesting region.
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^ "Five Hundred Years of Hurricanes in the Caribbean: Their Relationship with Global Climatic Variabilities".

Some islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. .These islands include Aruba (possessing only minor volcanic features), Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Saint Croix, The Bahamas or Antigua.^ For more detailed discussion of the land and people of individual island groups and states, see Anguilla ; Antigua and Barbuda ; Aruba ; The Bahamas ; Barbados ; Bonaire ; British Virgin Islands ; Cuba ; Curaçao ; Dominica ; Dominican Republic ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Haiti ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Montserrat ; Netherlands Antilles ; Puerto Rico ; Saint Kitts and Nevis ; Saint Lucia ; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ; Trinidad and Tobago ; Turks and Caicos Islands ; United States Virgin Islands .
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^ Grand Cayman Island is the largest of three islands that make up these magical islands surrounded by pristine coral reefs and great wall dives.
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^ Absolute Caribbean - Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao & Suriname calendar of events, lodging, diving, beaches car rental and island facts.
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.Others possess rugged towering mountain-ranges like the islands of Cuba, Dominica, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Guadeloupe, and Trinidad & Tobago.^ Three major physiographic divisions constitute the West Indies: the Greater Antilles , comprising the islands of Cuba , Jamaica , Hispaniola ( Haiti and the Dominican Republic ), and Puerto Rico ; the Lesser Antilles , including the Virgin Islands , Anguilla , Saint Kitts and Nevis , Antigua and Barbuda , Montserrat , Guadeloupe , Dominica , Martinique , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Barbados , and Grenada ; and the isolated island groups of the North American continental shelf — The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands —and those of the South American shelf, including Trinidad and Tobago , Aruba , Curaçao , and Bonaire .
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^ After some region-wide resources, this page provides information on vulnerability issues on specific Caribbean islands: Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Barbados Bermuda British Virgin Islands (BVI) Cuba France's Departments Grenada Jamaica Montserrat St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago U.K. Overseas Territories .

^ Comprising the smallest nation in the western hemisphere (population 41,000), the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.
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.The climate of the region is tropical but rainfall varies with elevation, size and water currents (cool upwellings keep the ABC islands arid).^ The Florida manatee inhabits a temporal/sub-tropic region where its behaviors are shaped by dramatic changes in water temperature during the year.
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^ On the other hand, the Antillean manatee inhabits a tropical region where the water temperature is relatively constant year round.
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^ The region’s moisture-laden trade winds produce heavy rainfall on the windward sides of the higher islands.
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.Warm, moist tradewinds blow consistently from the east creating rainforest/semidesert divisions on mountainous islands.^ Guadeloupe consists of the twin islands Basse-Terre to the west and Grand Terre to the east, along with several smaller islands.
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^ In the interior of this volcanic island are cascading rivers and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain lakes imaginable.
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Occasional northwesterlies affect the northern islands in the winter. Winters are warm, but drier.
.The waters of the Caribbean Sea host large, migratory schools of fish, turtles, and coral reef formations.^ Take time to discover the exotic birds, waterfalls and coral reefs that are considered typical fare in the Western Caribbean.
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^ The coastal seas are rich in marine life, including turtles, shellfish, caiman, dolphin, red snapper, bonito, and flying fish .
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^ Sweeping panoramic views from large decks and balconies of the Caribbean Sea.
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.The Puerto Rico trench, located on the fringe of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea just to the north of the island of Puerto Rico, is the deepest point in all of the Atlantic Ocean.^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

^ The island of Saint Lucia is located between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.
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^ The islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Hurricanes, which at times batter the region, usually strike northwards of Grenada, and to the west of Barbados. .The principal hurricane belt arcs to northwest of the island of Barbados in the Eastern Caribbean.^ God is from Barbados and protects the island from hurricanes.

^ Barbados Beaches are great for romantic getaways in the easternmost Caribbean Island.

^ Caribbean Sailing Vacation When it comes to a Caribbean Sailing Vacation, there is no better area than the islands on the Eastern Caribbean, this necklace of gorgeous islands from Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands to Trinidad .

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^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

^ This quiet 15 unit complex sits on the sugar white sands overlooking the blue caribbean sea.
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Historical groupings

Political Evolution of Central America and the Caribbean from 1700 to present
All islands at some point were, and a few still are, colonies of European nations; a few are overseas or dependent territories:
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The mostly Spanish-controlled Caribbean in the sixteenth century
.The British West Indies were united by the United Kingdom into a West Indies Federation between 1958 and 1962. The independent countries formerly part of the B.W.I. still have a joint cricket team that competes in Test matches and One Day Internationals.^ West Indies Cricket contracts row .

^ West Indies ODI Matches 2009 .

^ Test matches One-Day Internationals Twenty20 Internationals Career bowling (all players) .
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.The West Indian cricket team includes the South American nation of Guyana, the only former British colony on that continent.^ Aspects of the social behaviour and herd structure of a semi-isolated colony of West Indian manatees, Trichechus manatus.
  • Species Brief: The West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatusThe ElusiveManatee 20 September 2009 9:38 UTC www.sirenian.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Bangladesh vs West Indies Second Test: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada, July 17-July 21 2009 .

^ January 4, 2008 in General musings , Performance of the Day , South Africa cricket , West Indies cricket .
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.In addition, these countries share the University of the West Indies as a regional entity.^ West Indies These are the areas in which we currently have a Liaison in this Country .
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^ First edition strike of these significant West Indies maps.
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^ Chasing 189 to win, Chris Gayle (64) and Renako Morton (85) shared 101 as West Indies won with 15.5 overs to spare.

.The university consists of three main campuses in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, a smaller campus in the Bahamas and Resident Tutors in other contributing territories.^ In the Bahamas and Jamaica disendowment is gradually taking place; in Trinidad and British Guiana the Church of England receives endowment concurrently with other religious bodies.
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^ Reportedly, some shipments are bypassing Trinidad and Tobago in favor of other islands because of the counternarcotics efforts of GOTT security forces.
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^ British West Indian islands remains very high - in Barbados about 54; in Jamaica, 63; in Trinidad, 59% of the general births; and 79% of the East Indian.
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Modern day island territories

Islands in and near the Caribbean

Continental countries with Caribbean coastlines and islands

.The nations of Belize and Guyana, although on the mainland of Central America and South America respectively, are former British colonies and maintain many cultural ties to the Caribbean.^ Fauna .-The fauna of the region is Neotropical, belonging to that region which includes South and part of Central America, although great numbers of birds from the North-American portion of the Holarctic realm migrate to the islands.
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^ In 2006, the GPF Narcotics Branch and CANU arrested dozens of drug couriers at Guyana's international airport en route to the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
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^ Western Caribbean Islands The Western Caribbean Islands are those west of Jamaica and Cuba all the way to the Caribbean Coast of North and Central America.

They are members of CARICOM. Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast, often referred to as the Mosquito Coast, was also a former British colony. It maintains many cultural ties to the Caribbean as distinct from the Pacific coast. .Guyana participates in West Indies cricket tournaments and many players from Guyana have been on the West Indies Test cricket team.^ West Indies Test Matches 2009 .

^ West Indies Squad - 3rd Test .
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^ West Indies Cricket contracts row .

.The Turneffe Islands (and many other islands and reefs) are part of Belize and lie in the Caribbean Sea.^ Rico, Jamaique and many other islands.
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^ Antigua Island Antigua Island is located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

^ Nevis Beaches Nevis Beaches are among the most beautiful in the Caribbean.The island of Nevis is part of a small nation of two islands called St Kitts and Nevis.

The nation of Suriname, on the mainland of South America, is a former Dutch colony and also a member of CARICOM.

Biodiversity

.The Caribbean islands are classified as one of Conservation International's biodiversity hotspots because they support exceptionally diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane cloud forests to cactus scrublands.^ In this lovely island nation, one of the pretties in the Caribbean region you can enjoy exotic beaches....

^ In our area of the Caribbean Islands Carnival is one of the leaders.

^ Island Hopping Our Caribbean Island Hopping will take us to visit them one by one.

These ecosystems have been devastated by deforestation and human encroachment. The arrival of the first humans is correlated with extinction of giant owls and dwarf ground sloths.[19] The hotspot contains dozens of highly threatened species, ranging from birds, to mammals and reptiles. Popular examples include the Puerto Rican Amazon, two species of solenodon (giant shrews) in Cuba and Haiti, and the Cuban crocodile. The hotspot is also remarkable for the decimation of its fauna.

Politics

Regionalism

.Caribbean societies are very different from other western societies in terms of size, culture, and degree of mobility of their citizens.^ Criticisms did not clearly indicate a different behaviour or attitude than witnessed in other Caribbean islands which are more frequently visited by storms.

^ "Creolization and Creole Societies: a Cultural Nationalist View of Caribbean Social History."
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^ New Currents in Caribbean Thought: Looking Towards the 21st Century , a Symposium on Politics, Culture and Society, Michigan State University, April 4-5 COURSES .
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[20] .The current economic and political problems which the states face individually are common to all Caribbean states.^ Please select your departure city to see all of our current specials to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico!

^ Caribbean Island The Economic Handicaps of the Caribbean Basin The circumstances surrounding the decolonization of the islands within the Caribbean left these nations in a disabled state from which there appears to be no recovery.
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.Regional development has contributed to attempts to subdue current problems and avoid projected problems.^ D., F. C. PROJECT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF GULF STREAM CURRENTS .
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.From a political economic perspective, regionalism serves to make Caribbean states active participants in current international affairs through collective coalitions.^ The Bahamas participates actively as a partner in "Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos" (OPBAT)-a multi-agency international drug interdiction cooperative effort established in 1982.
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^ Vincent and the Grenadines is the largest producer of marijuana in the Eastern Caribbean and the source for much of the marijuana used in the region, but does not significantly affect the United States.
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^ We also encourage the GOG to increase participation in bilateral and multilateral initiatives, as well as implementing current international conventions and agreements.
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.In 1973, the first political regionalism in the Caribbean Basin was created by advances of the English-speaking Caribbean nations through the institution known as the Caribbean Common Market and Community (CARICOM).^ This will be achieved through the collection, indexing and dissemination of disaster information to produce a comprehensive database which encompasses the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean."

^ The DR will expand its community-policing program to additional neighborhoods in Santo Domingo through the training of in-house Nation Police instructors in the concepts of community-based policing.
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^ As with President Kennedy, however, Reagan was sensitive to criticism that his anti-Communist strategy lacked a positive component, and so he fashioned a development program, the Caribbean Basin Initiative, and institutions, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, to promote democracy.
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[21]
Certain scholars have argued both for and against generalizing the political structures of the Caribbean. .On the one hand the Caribbean states are politically diverse, ranging from communist systems such as Cuba toward more capitalist Westminster-style parliamentary systems as in the Commonwealth Caribbean.^ In actuality, the amendments represented the two sides of the American perspective on Cuba and, more broadly, the Caribbean area.
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^ Arbenz was elected in 1951, and with the support of the Communist Party, he accelerated reforms into ever more sensitive areas, including the inequitable land tenure system.
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^ The experience from Jamaica shows that preparedness at community level can benefit the communities more than the disaster management system as such.

.Other scholars argue that these differences are superficial, and that they tend to undermine commonalities in the various Caribbean states.^ These shipments typically are transported to U.S. territory in the Caribbean by "go-fast" boats although use of fishing boats, freighters, and cruise ships is becoming more common.
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^ Although these sub-species are very closely related, they share different habitats.
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^ These shipments typically are transported to U.S. territory in the Caribbean by "go-fast" boats, although use of fishing boats, freighters, and cruise ships is becoming more common.
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.Contemporary Caribbean systems seem to reflect a “blending of traditional and modern patterns, yielding hybrid systems that exhibit significant structural variations and divergent constitutional traditions yet ultimately appear to function in similar ways.”[22] The political systems of the Caribbean states share similar practices.^ Hypothesizing about why the rostral deflection varies among species (because of different foraging behaviors) is an example of ultimate function .
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^ When we discuss why this mating system exists in manatees, we are using the ultimate function perspective.
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^ If variation exists within the behavior, Ultimate Function is the perspective used to explain why.
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The influence of regionalism in the Caribbean is often marginalized. .Some scholars believe that regionalism cannot not exist in the Caribbean because each small state is unique.^ Some of the Eastern Caribbean DTO’s also have established contacts amongst themselves to facilitate drug distribution in the region.
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^ Vincent and the Grenadines is the largest producer of marijuana in the Eastern Caribbean and the source for much of the marijuana used in the region, but does not significantly affect the United States.
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^ The United States also disengaged gradually from the Caribbean, although this was also due to interventions in the region proving more costly and less effective.
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.On the other hand, scholars also suggest that there are commonalities amongst the Caribbean nations that suggest regionalism exists.^ Some of the Eastern Caribbean DTO’s also have established contacts amongst themselves to facilitate drug distribution in the region.
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^ According to U.S. law enforcement officials, the infrastructure built by DTO’s operating in the region and other vulnerabilities that exist in the region make it ripe for exploitation by terrorist organizations.
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^ Single-handed intervention by us in the internal affairs of other nations must end."
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“Proximity as well as historical ties among the .Caribbean nations has led to cooperation as well as a desire for collective action.”[23] These attempts at regionalization reflect the nations' desires to compete in the international economic system.^ Caribbean Island The Economic Handicaps of the Caribbean Basin The circumstances surrounding the decolonization of the islands within the Caribbean left these nations in a disabled state from which there appears to be no recovery.
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^ This project examines how disaster management policies are conceived and articulated through international, regional and national institutions.

^ The GOF participates actively in the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) as a cooperating and support nation (COSUN).
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[23]
.Furthermore, a lack of interest from other major states promoted regionalism in the region.^ Beyond this elemental security interest, the United States has also tried, at different times, to promote human rights, democracy, social reforms, and economic development.
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^ The EU and its member states, the United States, and other individual and multinational donors are coordinating their assistance programs closely in the region through regular bilateral and multilateral discussions.
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^ The United States has been motivated not so much to control the region but to keep things from veering out of control where they could be exploited by others viewed as hostile.
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In recent years the Caribbean has suffered from a lack of U.S. interest. “With the end of the .Cold War, U.S. security and economic interests have been focused on other areas.^ Other functions include: Securing, collating and channeling to interested governmental and non-governmental organizations, comprehensive and reliable information on disasters affecting the region.

.As a result there has been a significant reduction in U.S. aid and investment to the Caribbean.”[24] The lack of international support for these small, relatively poor states, helped regionalism prosper.^ Vincent and the Grenadines is the largest producer of marijuana in the Eastern Caribbean and the source for much of the marijuana used in the region, but does not significantly affect the United States.
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^ In an effort to demonstrate international collaboration, the GOC hosted the Third Regional Conference on Drug Control in the Caribbean.
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^ In October 2006, Suriname hosted an anti-narcotics conference attended by many regional and international players, including the United States.
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.Following the Cold War another issue of importance in the Caribbean has been the reduced economic growth of some Caribbean States due to the United States and European Union's allegations of special treatment toward the region by each other.^ Nevertheless, when in the United States early in the Civil War places for Negro colonization other than Liberia were being sought, Haiti was selected.
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^ Some of the Eastern Caribbean DTO’s also have established contacts amongst themselves to facilitate drug distribution in the region.
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^ France supports European Union initiatives to increase counternarcotics assistance to the Caribbean.
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United States effects on regionalism

.The United States under President Bill Clinton launched a challenge in the World Trade Organization against the EU over Europe's preferential program, known as the Lomé Convention, which allowed banana exports from the former colonies of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) to enter Europe cheaply.^ A treaty was entered into between the United States and Haiti whereby the United States was given a ten-year protectorate over Haiti, thus insuring such peace and order as would allow for the proper economic development of the land.
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^ Barbados has signed but has not yet ratified the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three protocols.
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^ Under British Rule from the 1600's until 1966 - it is a mix of British, African and Caribbean culture.
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[25] .The World Trade Organization sided in the United States' favour and the beneficial elements of the convention to African, Caribbean and Pacific states has been partially dismantled and replaced by the Cotonou Agreement.^ In this land the organized work of the American Church dates from the annexation of the Island to the United States in 1898.
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^ The United States considers the broad geographical area of the eastern and southern Caribbean, of which the French Caribbean is a part, as an area of concern.
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^ After sixteen months, Mr. Holly returned to the United States to plead Haiti's cause before the General Convention.
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[26]
.During the US/EU dispute the United States imposed large tariffs on European Union goods (up to 100% on some imports) from the EU in order to pressure Europe to change the agreement with the Caribbean nations in favour of the Cotonou Agreement.^ In 2006, Guyanese drug trafficker Roger Khan was indicted by a federal court in New York for conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States.
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^ Cocaine moves through the French Caribbean and from French Guiana to Europe, and to a lesser extent, to the United States.
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^ Haiti is a significant transit country for cocaine destined for the United States and to a lesser extent Canada and Europe.
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[27]
Farmers in the Caribbean have complained of their falling profits and rising costs. .Some farmers have faced increased pressure to turn towards the cultivation of illegal-drugs which has a higher profit margin and fills the sizable demand for illegal drugs in other parts of North America and Europe.^ In 2005, the GPF Narcotics Branch and CANU arrested drug couriers at Guyana’s international airport en route to the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
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^ Trinidad and Tobago is a transit country for illegal drugs from South America to the U.S. and Europe.
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^ Drugs move north via cruise ships and the multiple daily flights to the U.S. and Europe.
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[28][29]

European Union effects on regionalism

.The European Union has also taken issue with US based taxation extended to US companies via the Caribbean countries.^ France supports European Union initiatives to increase counternarcotics assistance to the Caribbean.
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^ This was, of course, entirely in accord with the policy which had taken the Church into the country districts and had made us a pioneer in that field.
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^ Inside the country, narcotics are transported to Georgetown by road, water, or air and then sent on to the Caribbean, North America, or Europe via commercial air carriers or cargo ships.
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The EU instituted a broad labeling of many nations as tax havens by the France-based OECD. .The United States has not been in favor of shutting off the practice yet, mainly due to the higher costs that would be passed on to US companies via taxation.^ He was set to return to Guyana via Trinidad and Tobago, but was deported, instead, to the United States, where he is currently awaiting trial on narcotics-related charges.
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^ European-produced MDMA is transported via three to six weekly flights (varying seasonally) from the Netherlands to Suriname; in the past drug couriers have transported the drugs to the United States.
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^ Drugs are also shipped to seaports via numerous river routes to the sea or overland for onward shipment to Caribbean islands, Europe, and the United States.
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.Caribbean countries have largely countered the allegations by the OECD by signing more bilateral information sharing deals with OECD members, thus reducing the dangerous aspects of secrecy, and they have strengthened their legislation against money laundering and on the conditions under which companies can be based in their nations.^ Vigorous law enforcement against the traffickers and money launderers will be necessary to prevent the Dutch Caribbean from becoming a haven for illegal activity.
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^ More for local islanders, but has useful information for Caribbean traveler too.
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^ In 2006, the seven Eastern Caribbean countries supported the treaty-based Regional Security System (RSS).
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.The Caribbean nations have also started to more closely cooperate in the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force and other instruments to add oversight of the offshore industry.^ The GOF participates actively in the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) as a cooperating and support nation (COSUN).
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^ Guyana signed a bilateral agreement with the U.S. on maritime counternarcotics cooperation in 2001; however, it has not yet taken the necessary domestic actions to bring the agreement into force.
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^ The assignment of a French Navy liaison officer to the U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) at Key West, Florida has also enhanced law enforcement cooperation in the Caribbean.
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.One of the most important associations that deal with regionalism amongst the nations of the Caribbean Basin has been the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).^ Some of the Eastern Caribbean DTO’s also have established contacts amongst themselves to facilitate drug distribution in the region.
  • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vincent and the Grenadines is the largest producer of marijuana in the Eastern Caribbean and the source for much of the marijuana used in the region, but does not significantly affect the United States.
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^ Luxurious Destinations Caribbean Rates Vary We provide the ultimate luxury in private home rentals and concierge services in one of the world’s most desirable locations.
  • Caribbean Vacation Rentals,Caribbean Vacation Homes,Caribbean Vacation Home Rentals,Caribbean Rentals,Caribbean Vacation Rentals By Owners,Cottage Rentals,Villa Rentals,Caribbean 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.findrentals.com [Source type: General]

.Proposed by CARICOM in 1992, the ACS soon won the support of the other countries of the region.^ In 2006, the seven Eastern Caribbean countries supported the treaty-based Regional Security System (RSS).
  • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2005, the seven Eastern Caribbean countries continued to support the treaty-based Regional Security System (RSS).
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^ Country A-B C-E F-K L-O P-S T-Z Regions Please choose a country or other area, or a Region.
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.It was founded in July 1994. The ACS maintains regionalism within the Caribbean on issues which are unique to the Caribbean Basin.^ Pirates of the Caribbean EVENT ONLY "PIRATES IN THE BIG APPLE" LOGO PIN from the unique Pirates In The Big Apple Event, July 6 - 7, 2006 being held by Disney in New York.
  • Pinfinder.com, Inc. Pirates (of the Caribbean) 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.pinfinder.com [Source type: General]

^ Pirates of the Caribbean EVENT ONLY "PIRATES IN THE BIG APPLE" LOGO T_SHIRT from the unique Pirates In The Big Apple Event, July 6 - 7, 2006 being held by Disney in New York.
  • Pinfinder.com, Inc. Pirates (of the Caribbean) 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.pinfinder.com [Source type: General]

^ Pirates of the Caribbean EVENT ONLY "PIRATES IN THE BIG APPLE" Logo Watch from the unique Pirates In The Big Apple Event, July 6 - 7, 2006 being held by Disney in New York.
  • Pinfinder.com, Inc. Pirates (of the Caribbean) 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.pinfinder.com [Source type: General]

.Through coalition building, like the ACS and CARICOM, regionalism has become an undeniable part of the politics and economics of the Caribbean.^ Well, on some Caribbean island nations like St. Kitts and Nevis or Dominica, the answer lies in economic citizenship programs.
  • Caribbean Islands - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 23:23 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Seizures like this by the CGNAA have become commonplace and highlight the CGNAA's desire to be a regional player in law enforcement.
  • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Caribbean Integration: Papers on Social, Political and Economic Integration .
  • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

.The successes of region-building initiatives are still debated by scholars, yet regionalism remains prevalent throughout the Caribbean.^ The GODR signed, but has not yet ratified, the Caribbean Regional Maritime Agreement.
  • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CHAMP Caribbean Hazard Mitigation Capacity Building Programme "The project is seeking to enhance regional capacity to reduce vulnerability to the effects of natural hazards.

^ The U.S. will also encourage the GOTT to participate in the SOUTHCOM initiative, Carib Ventur, which is a multinational mission on the southern Caribbean focused on stemming the flow of drugs in the region.
  • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Regional institutions

Here are some of the bodies that several islands share in collaboration:

Culture

Cuisine

Favorite or National dishes

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b Table A.2, Database documentation, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Population Database, version 3, International Center for Tropical Agriculture et al., 2005. Accessed on line February 20, 2008.
  2. ^ Defining Creole. Oxford University Press US. 2005. p. 379. ISBN 0195166701. http://books.google.com/books?id=zdxJJVY54nYC&pg=PT387. 
  3. ^ Pronounced /ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ or /kəˈrɪbiən/. Both pronunciations are equally valid; indeed, they see equal use even within areas of the Caribbean itself. Cf. Royal Caribbean, which stresses the second syllable, and Pirates of the Caribbean, which stresses the first and third. In each case, as a proper noun, those who would normally pronounce it a different way may use the pronunciation associated with the noun when referring to it. More generic nouns such as the Caribbean Community are generally referred to using the speaker's preferred pronunciation.
    Spanish: Caribe; Dutch About this sound Caraïben ; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles
  4. ^ Asann, Ridvan (2007). A Brief History of the Caribbean (Revised ed.). New York: Facts on File, Inc.. pp. 3. ISBN 0816038112. 
  5. ^ Standard Country and Area Codes Classifications (M49), United Nations Statistics Division
  6. ^ North America AtlasNational Geographic
  7. ^ "North America" Atlas of Canada
  8. ^ "North America". Britannica Concise Encyclopedia; "... associated with the continent is Greenland, the largest island in the world, and such offshore groups as the Arctic Archipelago, the Bahamas, the Greater and Lesser Antilles, the Queen Charlotte Islands, and the Aleutian Islands."
  9. ^ "Carib". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 2008-07-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5ZDatLUlv. Retrieved 2008-02-20. "inhabited the Lesser Antilles and parts of the neighbouring South American coast at the time of the Spanish conquest." 
  10. ^ Background of the business forum of the Greater Caribbean of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
  11. ^ p. 486, A Population History of the Caribbean, Stanley L. Engerman, pp. 483–528 in A Population History of North America, edited by Michael R. Haines and Richard Hall Steckel, Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 0521496667.
  12. ^ Stacy Goodling, "Effects of European Diseases on the Inhabitants of the New World", Millersville University
  13. ^ The Sugar Revolutions and Slavery, U.S. Library of Congress
  14. ^ pp. 488–492, Engerman.
  15. ^ Figure 11.1, Engerman.
  16. ^ pp. 501–502, Engerman.
  17. ^ pp. 504, 511, Engerman.
  18. ^ Uri ten Brink. "Puerto Rico Trench 2003: Cruise Summary Results". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/welcome.html. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  19. ^ North American Extinctions v. World
  20. ^ Gowricharn, Ruben. Caribbean Transnationalism: Migraton, Pluralization, and Social Cohesion, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2006. pp. 5
  21. ^ Hillman, Richard S., and Thomas J. D'agostino, eds. Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean, London: Lynne Rienner, 2003. pp. 150
  22. ^ Hillman, Richard S., and Thomas J. D'agostino, eds. Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean, London: Lynne Rienner, 2003. pp. 165
  23. ^ a b Serbin, Andres. "Towards an Association of Caribbean States: Raising Some Awkward Questions", Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (2004): pp. 1
  24. ^ Hillman, Richard S., and Thomas J. D'agostino, eds. Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean, London: Lynne Rienner, 2003. pp. 123
  25. ^ The U.S.-EU Banana Agreement See also: "Dominica: Poverty and Potential". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/story/2008/05/080516_sanders190508.shtml. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  26. ^ WTO rules against EU banana import practices
  27. ^ No truce in banana war
  28. ^ World: Americas St Vincent hit by banana war
  29. ^ Concern for Caribbean farmers
  30. ^ CAIC
  31. ^ "CANTO Caribbean portal". Canto.org. http://www.canto.org. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  32. ^ "Caribbean Educators Network". CEN. http://www.caribbeaneducatorsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  33. ^ "Carilec". Carilec.com. http://www.carilec.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  34. ^ http://www.caribbeanhotels.org
  35. ^ "Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme". Crepnet.net. http://www.crepnet.net. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  36. ^ "Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism". Caricom-fisheries.com. http://www.caricom-fisheries.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  37. ^ "Official website of the RNM". Crnm.org. http://www.crnm.org. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  38. ^ http://www.c-t-u.org
  39. ^ "University of the West Indies". Uwi.edu. http://www.uwi.edu. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  40. ^ "West Indies Cricket Board WICB Official Website". Windiescricket.com. http://www.windiescricket.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  41. ^ http://www.caribbeanamericanfoods.com/?page=island_dishes
"Diversity Amid Globalization" 4th edition. Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff.

Further reading

  • Develtere, Patrick. .1994. "Co-operation and development: With special reference to the experience of the Commonwealth Caribbean" ACCO, ISBN 9033431815
  • Gowricharn, Ruben.^ Demas, W. G. The Economics of Development in Small Countries with Special Reference to the Caribbean .
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    .Caribbean Transnationalism: Migraton, Pluralization, and Social Cohesion.^ Social and Cultural Pluralism in the Caribbean .
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    ^ "Social Stratification and Cultural Pluralism in the Caribbean."
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    Lanham: Lexington Books, 2006.
  • Henke, Holger, and Fred Reno, eds. .Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean.^ Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean .
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    ^ New Currents in Caribbean Thought: Looking Towards the 21st Century , a Symposium on Politics, Culture and Society, Michigan State University, April 4-5 COURSES .
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    .Kingston: University of West Indies Press, 2003.
  • Heuman, Gad.^ The event will be held in place of the Champions Trophy that was to be hosted by West Indies in 2010, ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said at a press conference.

    ^ June 25, 2009 India will meet West Indies in the first game of their four-match ODI series at Kingston, Jamaica on Friday.

    ^ Kingston: UWI Press, 2003.
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    The Caribbean: Brief Histories. London: A Hodder Arnold Publication, 2006
  • Hillman, Richard S., and Thomas J. D'agostino, eds. Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean. London: Lynne Rienner, 2003.
  • de Kadt, Emanuel, (editor). Patterns of foreign influence in the Caribbean, Oxford University Press, 1972
  • Knight, Franklin W.. The Modern Caribbean. na: .The University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
  • Kurlansky, Mark.^ Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1989.
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    1992. A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny. Addison-Wesley Publishing. .ISBN 0201523965
  • Langley, Lester D. The United States and the Caribbean in the Twentieth Century.^ The United States considers the broad geographical area of the eastern and southern Caribbean, of which the French Caribbean is a part, as an area of concern.
    • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jamaica is a major transit point for cocaine enroute to the United States and also the largest Caribbean producer and exporter of marijuana.
    • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Intellectuals in the Twentieth-century Caribbean .
    • CARIBBEAN THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.phillwebb.net [Source type: Academic]

    .London: University of Georgia Press, 1989.
  • Maingot, Anthony P. The United States and the Caribbean: Challenges of an Asymmetrical Relationship.^ Cuba's geographic position alone makes it a key to halting the flow of drugs through the Caribbean to the United States.
    • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jamaica is a major transit point for cocaine enroute to the United States and also the largest Caribbean producer and exporter of marijuana.
    • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Vincent and the Grenadines is the largest producer of marijuana in the Eastern Caribbean and the source for much of the marijuana used in the region, but does not significantly affect the United States.
    • The Caribbean 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Westview P, 1994.
  • Ramnarine, Tina K., "Beautiful Cosmos: Performance and Belonging in the Caribbean Diaspora". London, Pluto Press, 2007
  • Serbin, Andres. "Towards an Association of Caribbean States: Raising Some Awkward Questions." Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (2004): 1-19. (This scholar has many articles referencing the politics of the Caribbean)

External links


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

North America : Caribbean
Sunset on Montserrat
Sunset on Montserrat
.The islands of the Caribbean Sea or West Indies are an extensive archipelago in the far west of the Atlantic Ocean, mostly strung between North and South America.^ These islands are called the West Indies ...
  • west-indies - Results By Free Genealogy Search 6 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.genealogylocator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The islands of the Caribbean are part of the West Indies.

^ The island of Saint Lucia is located between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Country Brief: The Caribbean 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.dfat.gov.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They've long been known as a resort vacation destination for honeymooners and retirees, but a small movement toward eco-tourism and backpacking has started to open up the Caribbean to more independent travel.^ Read more about Caribbean travel!
  • Caribbean Deals - Special Hotel Deals for Caribbean - TripAdvisor 20 September 2009 8:27 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ Long been the playground of the rich and the famous, the Caribbean is an exciting vacation destination.
  • Caribbean Islands Travel Information - Exciting Vacation Desitination - Go Visit Caribbean Islands 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.govisitcaribbean.com [Source type: General]
  • Caribbean Travel, Caribbean Vacation, Caribbean Package, Caribbean Trip 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC caribbeanvisitorcenter.com [Source type: General]

^ For Caribbean vacation, destination, booking, and travel info: .
  • Caribbean Vacation Packages - Caribbeans Islands 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC caribbeansvacation.com [Source type: General]

.With year-round good weather (with the minor exception of hurricane season in the late summer and early fall), promotional air fares from Europe and North America, and hundreds of islands to explore, the Caribbean offers something for almost everyone.^ This island country offers something for everyone.

^ Fall : As hurricane season ends, consistently good weather returns.

^ The weather is summer year round, the beaches are among the most exquisite in the world.
  • Caribbean Destination Weddings to St. John, US Virgin Islands 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC stjohnweddings.com [Source type: General]

Understand

.The Caribbean islands were first inhabited by the Arawak Indians, then were invaded by a more aggressive tribe, the Caribs.^ The original inhabitants of the caribbean islands were south American indians, the Tainos, Carib and Arawak indians.

^ The Caribbean Islands were originally inhabited by the local West Indians.

^ The Caribbean consists of the West Indian islands.
  • How Many Islands Make Up The Caribbean? - Blurtit 11 September 2009 23:23 UTC www.blurtit.com [Source type: General]

Unfortunately, neither could appreciate their victory forever, although the Arawaks may have had a quiet reign of nearly two millenia. .Then the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish, and British, colonised their lands, subjecting the Arawaks to genocide.^ Culinary influences include: African, British, Chinese, Dutch, Danish, French, Indian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and the list goes on and on.
  • Caribbean Vacation Home Rentals, Browse Caribbean Villa Rentals - VacationHomes.com. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.vacationhomes.com [Source type: General]

^ The Caribbean has been enticing visitors and explorers for centuries during your cruise of the islands you will certainly notice the historic footprints and the modern-day influence of British, French, Spanish, Dutch and African cultures.
  • Caribbean Cruises - Unique expedition and luxury Cruises of the Caribbean! Tour the Virgin, Leeward & Windward Islands. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alvoyages.com [Source type: General]

^ Imperial designs, slavery and merchant immigration brought succeeding influence from the British, Spanish, French, Dutch, African, Indian and Chinese.
  • Caribbean Island Recipes and the Cooking of the Caribbean Islands | Whats4Eats 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.whats4eats.com [Source type: General]

.The islands have known many historic battles and more than a few pirate stories.^ Consisting of more than 7,000 exotic and alluring tropical islands, islets, reefs, and caves, a trip to the Caribbean leaves you with a magically unforgettable experience.
  • Caribbean - Sky Travel - Sky Travel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC travel.sky.com [Source type: General]

^ Many thanks to the more than 2,000 respondents who participated in the first-ever Society survey.
  • eG Forums -> Caribbean, USVI & West Indies: Cooking & Baking 6 February 2010 14:014 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the area comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cayes.
  • Caribbean: Travel to Caribbean: Plan your Trips and Journeys 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC caribbean-region.com [Source type: News]

Regions

Greater Antilles

To the south and southeast of Florida, are four relatively large islands (hence the name), encompassing the following states and territories:
Regions of the Caribbean
Regions of the Caribbean
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Cayman Islands

Lesser Antilles

In an arc between the Greater Antilles and along the north coast of South America are dozens of small tropical islands:
Aruba
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
British Virgin Islands
Dominica
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten)
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
U.S. Virgin Islands

Other islands and territories

.These countries are not in the Caribbean basin but are variously close to it, and are commonly associated with the Caribbean (e.g.^ Other scholars argue that these differences are superficial, and that they tend to undermine commonalities in the various Caribbean states.
  • West Indies - A for Athlete 6 February 2010 14:014 UTC aforathlete.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There has always been a close relationship between the U.S. and countries of the Caribbean – and we share more in common than a fondness for rum.
  • Economic Development in the Caribbean (June 28, 2006) - U.S. Embassy Trinidad & Tobago 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC trinidad.usembassy.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The stated cause of these interventions was instability in each country, and the purpose was to promote democracy, but the sense of urgency in the United States related more to events in Europe than in the Caribbean.
  • 8. The Caribbean Basin 18 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.rand.org [Source type: Original source]

members of .CARICOM, the Caribbean Community).^ Both countries are members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the region's main political grouping.
  • Country Brief: The Caribbean 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.dfat.gov.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Regional alliance for economic development.

^ In 1973, the first political regionalism in the Caribbean Basin was created by advances of the English-speaking Caribbean nations through the institution known as the Caribbean Common Market and Community ( CARICOM ).
  • West Indies - A for Athlete 6 February 2010 14:014 UTC aforathlete.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.
  • The Bahamas – a cluster of islands north of the Greater Antilles and southeast of Florida.
  • Bermuda – some distance to the north of the Caribbean, but commonly associated with the region.
  • From Europe to:
    • Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) from London (LGW),Manchester (MAN) by BA, BMI, Virgin, XL and from Frankfurt (FRA) by Condor
    • Barbados, Bridgetown (BGI) from London, Manchester by Virgin, BA, Caribbean Airlines, XL and from Frankfurt by Condor
    • Cuba from London (LGW)by Virgin, Air Jamaica, from Madrid (MAD) by Iberia, from Paris (CDG) by Air France and from all three by Cubana
    • Grenada, Point Saline (GND) from UK by Virgin, BA, Excel from Germany Condor
    • Saint Lucia, Hewanorra (UVF) from London (LGW) by Virgin, BA, Caribbean Airlines and from Manchester (MAN) by Virgin
    • Martinique Fort-de-France (FDF) from Paris by Air France, Air Caribes (cheapest from Germany ?^ Historically, the United States has been actively involved in and concerned about the Caribbean.

      ^ Emphasis on Bahamas, Cuba and south Florida.
      • West Indies/Caribbean, North America Maps,antique maps,antique globes, historical prints, travel guides, atlases, gazetteers 6 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.murrayhudson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Air Santo Domingo -- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic based domestic airline serves daily flights between San Juan and Santo Domingo, also there are regular flights between Santo Domingo, Santiago, Saman, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.
      • Caribbean Airlines Of The Web - Airfare Information, Reservations, Schedules, Aviation 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC flyaow.com [Source type: General]

      )
    • Tobago (TAB), from London (LGW) by BA, Virgin, XL and from Frankfurt (FRA) by Condor
    • Trinidad, Port-of-Spain (POS) from London by Caribbean Airlines
    • Turks & Caicos Islands (PLS), from London (LHR) through Nassau, Bahamas
  • From United States to:
(to be developed)
  • Airlines:
    • Air Caraibes [1]: from Paris to Guadeloupe, Martinique
    • Air France [2]: from Paris to Guadeloupe, Martinique
    • Air Jamaica[3]: London to Jamaica and Cuba
    • American Airlines to Puerto Rico from Miami
    • British Airways [4]: from London (LGW) to Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Tobago and from Manchaster to Saint Lucia
    • Caribbean Airlines [5]: from London to Barbados, Saint Lucia, London - Antigua, Belfast - Tobago (see BWIA Route map [6])
    • Cayman Airways[7]: from the Cayman Islands to multiple gateways in the US
    • Condor/Thomas Cook [8]: from Frankfurt (FRA), see Condor Route map [9]
    • Cubana [10]: To Cuba from Madrid, Paris, London
    • JetBlue to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Saint Maarten, and Barbados from NYC
    • Lufthansa Airlines [11]: To Boston, Antigua, Barbados from Beijing
    • Virgin Atlantic [12]: from London to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Havana, Jamaica, St Lucia, Tobago and from Manchester to Barbados and St Lucia
    • XL [13]: from London to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tobago

Get around

.Numerous companies offer cruises, charters, and boat tours in the Caribbean.^ Most cruisers on a Caribbean charter are familiar with reggae through the songs of Bob Marley.
  • Caribbean Charter Music 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.visailing.com [Source type: General]

^ Royal Caribbean prides itself for offering a cruise experience that appeals to everyone.
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises � Great Deals on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.directlinecruises.com [Source type: General]

^ Founded by three Norwegian shipping companies in 1969 as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line , this company is one of two affiliates of Royal Caribbean Cruises, the second-largest cruise operator in the world.

  • LIAT has connections between most caribbean islands
  • American Eagle is another notable air carrier between islands
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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

.From Carib or Caribe, a tribe of Amerindians, now nearly extinct, who lived in the West Indies, + the adjective suffix -an.^ Historically, the islands of the Caribbean were once known as the West Indies by the many European explorers who stepped onto their shores.

^ I’m a full-blooded West Indian Stereotype - half Chinese, half African, half Scottish, Half South American Indian, and now living in America!” .
  • Caribbean Voices 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC kcorsbie.com [Source type: General]

^ At one time, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kæɹɪˈbiːən/ or /kəˈɹɪbiːən/ (note the difference in stress)
    Rhymes: -iːən

Adjective

Caribbean (not comparable)
Positive
Caribbean
  1. Pertaining to the sea and region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola).

Translations

Proper noun

Singular
Caribbean
Plural
-
Caribbean
  1. The Caribbean Sea
  2. The countries that occupy the region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola)

Translations

Related terms


Simple English

The Caribbean or Caribbean Area (Dutch: Cariben or Caraiben, French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Spanish: Caribe) is a region of the Americas. It includes the Caribbean Sea, its islands (more than 7,000 islands, small islands and cays, most of them surrounding the sea), and the coasts of north South America and east Central America.

The Caribbean is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to its east and north, the coast of South America to its south, the coast of Central America to its southwest, and by the Gulf of Mexico to its northwest.

The West Indies is the name for the group of the islands of the Bahamas and the Antilles. The Antilles are divided into two groups: the larger Greater Antilles, on the north limit of the Caribbean Sea, and the Lesser Antilles, on the east and south.

The name Caribbean comes from Carib, indigenous people living in the Lesser Antilles and north South America when the Europeans came to the Americas.

Famous islands in the Caribbean include Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. The countries of Dominican Republic, and Haiti are on Hispaniola. There is also a lot of white sandy beaches and hot sun here.

The 18th century saw many countries trying to colonise the islands. Because of this, Caribbean culture is very similar to those of Africa, India, and many countries in Europe.

The Caribbean islands have many different types of land. Because of this, the islands have many different kinds of plants and animals, even rare ones.


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 07, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Caribbean, which are similar to those in the above article.








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