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  Caribbean Islands : Travel & Destination Guides for the Caribbean Islands, Caribbean vacations, Caribbean hotels, ...
Beaches, boats, banks and bikinis are Caribbean vacation essentials.
Caribbean cities glow with glorious architecture in communities established long before the automobile.
This offshore financial centre is most obviously a fabulous shopping bazaar and vacation destination with its world-famous Bay Street and side streets marinating in a Caribbean carnival atmosphere.
www.caribbean.com   (540 words)

  
  Caribbean Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caribbean Sea (pronounced /kəˈɹɪbiən/ or /ˌkæɹəˈbiːən/) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico.
The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies, and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean.
The name "Caribbean" is derived from the Caribs, one of the dominant American Indian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late 15th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean_Sea   (1363 words)

  
 Caribbean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbes; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts.
The name "Caribbean" is named after the Caribs, one of the dominant Amerindian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late 15th century.
British West Indies/Anglophone Caribbean - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bay Islands (briefly), British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica (from 1655), Montserrat, Saint Croix (briefly), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago (from 1797) and the Turks and Caicos Islands
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean   (1051 words)

  
 Caribbean
The Caribbean’s status as the second-most affected region in the world masks substantial differences in the extent and intensity of its epidemics.
Estimated national adult HIV prevalence surpasses 1% in Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Suriname, 2% in the Bahamas, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, and exceeds 3% in Haiti.
The region’s epidemics are driven primarily by heterosexual intercourse (the documented mode of transmission in three quarters or more of all AIDS cases reported to date), with commercial sex a prominent factor, against a backdrop of severe poverty, high unemployment and gender inequalities.
www.unaids.org /en/Regions_Countries/Regions/Caribbean.asp   (838 words)

  
 Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) — Caribbean Environment Programme
The Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) is one of the UNEP administered Regional Seas Programmes.
The CEP is managed by and for the countries of the Wider Caribbean Region through the Caribbean Action Plan (1981) outlining regional environmental challenges.
The Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) located in Kingston, Jamaica was created in 1986 and serves as Secretariat to the CEP.
www.cep.unep.org   (217 words)

  
 Caribbean Food | caribbean-guide.info
The dining options of the Caribbean are indicative of the area's diverse cultures.
A blend of ethnic influences, Caribbean food is a rich reminder of where today's Caribbean people came from: island food brings together indigenous tastes of the native Arawak and Carib Indians, European colonial influences, and African flavors introduced by slaves.
One of the most interesting aspects of Caribbean dining is the ability to try it all: Grab a bite at a small mom-and-pop, or dress to the nines for a night out.
caribbean-guide.info /food   (460 words)

  
 Caribbean travel guide - Wikitravel
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.
The Caribbean islands were first inhabited by the Arawak Indians, then were invaded by a more aggressive tribe, the Caribs.
These countries are not in the Caribbean Basin but are close to and associated with the area.
wikitravel.org /en/Caribbean   (674 words)

  
 The Caribbean
San Salvador was one of the islands in the Caribbean Sea, a body of water between North America and South America.
The islands of the Caribbean are part of the West Indies.
The native people of the Caribbean had no immunity from the European diseases, so outbreaks of measles and smallpox decimated their population.
www.mrdowling.com /710caribbean.html   (279 words)

  
 Caribbean - Inter Press Service
BRUSSELS - Caribbean governments have alleged that the European Union is trying to prevent them from signing trade deals with other poor countries on their own terms.
But despite billions in tourist dollars, the islands of the Caribbean are marked by a profound gap between rich and poor that threatens to derail global efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.
Seeking strength in numbers, Caribbean nations are pressing forward this year with key regional integration initiatives like the Caribbean Single Market and Economy and the Caribbean Court of Justice, and the negotiation of a free trade pact between the 15-member Caribbean Community and the South American bloc Mercosur.
www.ipsnews.net /caribbean.asp   (815 words)

  
 Geographia - The Caribbean & The Bahamas Homepage
Once Great Britain's most important Caribbean base, Antigua and Barbuda today claim to have "a beach for every day of the year." The centrally located islands are also host to "Sailing Week," one of the world's great annual maritime events.
However, the name of the island's capital city, Freeport/Lucaya, is probably better known to the world today than the name of the island itself.
Many visitors remark that these volcanic islands offer a glimpse at the Caribbean "the way it used to be," and people are always struck by the beauty of the capital, St. George's.
www.geographia.com /indx02.htm   (677 words)

  
 caribbean maps countries islands landforms rivers and tourist information pages
Indians were the first inhabitants here, and then, in 1492, Christopher Columbus began his exploration of these islands, becoming the first European to venture into the area.
Great military powers would fight for control of the islands, and finally, a blended mix of African and European cultures and languages transformed this large group of islands and its peoples into one of the premier tourist destinations on the planet.
Long called the West Indies, the overall area is now commonly referred to as the Caribbean, a name that became popular after World War II.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/carib.htm   (300 words)

  
 Caribbean - Inter Press Service
But despite billions in tourist dollars, the islands of the Caribbean are marked by a profound gap between rich and poor that threatens to derail global efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.
These include the situation in Haiti, which is supposed to hold elections at the end of 2005 but remains mired in violence and instability, a surging HIV/AIDS rate second only to sub-Saharan Africa, and the perils posed by climate change and rising sea levels.
Seeking strength in numbers, Caribbean nations are pressing forward this year with key regional integration initiatives like the Caribbean Single Market and Economy and the Caribbean Court of Justice, and the negotiation of a free trade pact between the 15-member Caribbean Community and the South American bloc Mercosur.
ipsnews.net /caribbean.asp   (748 words)

  
 Caribbean
The Caribbean has a well-established HIV epidemic, making the region second most affected in the world.
Within most Caribbean countries, the trends in the spread of HIV are uneven: several countries show declines or stabilization of HIV prevalence, primarily in urban areas, whereas changes in semi-urban and rural areas have been slight.
An important contributing factor to their susceptibility is the common practice of young girls maintaining relationships with older men, who, by virtue of their age, are more likely to have acquired HIV.
hivinsite.ucsf.edu /global?page=cr02-00-00   (1716 words)

  
 Trips from Barbados around the Caribbean
You can choose to fly to the islands on one of the inter-island planes, charter a catamaran for a cruise through the islands, take a Caribbean cruise or for the more adventurous, try an exciting Adventure package which includes hiking.
Caribbean Star (Caribbean residents and nationals - Re-Discover the Caribbean)
LIAT (Caribbean residents and nationals - Re-Discover the Caribbean)
www.barbados.org /caribarl.htm   (238 words)

  
 NCL Freestyle Caribbean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NCL wants Caribbean cruising to be closer and more affordable than ever before, that's why we are pleased to announce the return of our exciting 7-day Texaribbean cruises round-trip from the convenience of Houston, Texas.
This is one Caribbean cruise you can enjoy year-round that promises to be hot, hot, hot.
To help you plan your vacation schedule, see the Caribbean Shore Excursions for a current list of available tours.
www.ncl.com /destinations/carib/index.htm   (212 words)

  
 Caribbean cruises throughout the Caribbean, Cruise on Holland America Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A two mile crescent of perfect beach; an interior lagoon; private beachside cabanas with showers, misters and butlers; and a wide variety of water sports and activities, including a children's aqua park, buoyed personal watercraft course, horseback riding, deep sea fishing and swimming with stingrays.
A day spent on Half Moon Cay is a truly memorable Caribbean experience and available only on a Holland America Line Caribbean cruise.
Chose one region for a perfect escape or combine cruise itineraries and truly immerse yourself in the fascinating history, diverse cultures and lush tropical beauty of the Caribbean.
www.hollandamerica.com /cruise-destinations/caribbean   (449 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt and co.)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: (Klaus Badelt and co.) When popular action producer Jerry Bruckheimer was announced to be making a film adaptation of the legendary Disneyland theme part attraction, fans of the swashbuckling genre erupted with hope and anticipation.
Outside of orchestral string performances in the sixth and ninth cues on the album, the score is a pounding array of the usual rhythms and synthesized orchestra hits that we have come to expect from these people.
The entire concept of the jig, and the jolly rhythms that accompany the free spirited nature of these pirates, was lost on Badelt, and thus, you get this ridiculously out of place, harshly modernized interpretation of the genre that has nothing to do with the original concept.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/pirates_caribbean.html   (1516 words)

  
 Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU
The Florida Caribbean Institute (FCI) is a state-funded program co-directed by Florida International University and Daytona Beach Community College.
Its purpose is to expand cultural, educational and commercial ties between the state of Florida and the countries of the Caribbean Basin.
FCI's trade-related programs include on-site workshops in the Caribbean on the impact of free trade on smaller economies and the region's prospects under the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
lacc.fiu.edu /centers_institutes?body=centers_fci&rightbody=centers_fci   (215 words)

  
 Caribbean Travel - Welcome to the Caribbean from Caribbean-On-Line - Hotels & Reviews, Travel Packages, Airfare, Car ...
We introduced a brand new forum system in 2006 (our old system, which you can still read is here) - check the forums for answers to all your Caribbean travel questions and news about and from the islands.
We have the web's largest selection of quality Caribbean maps to view on-line, as well as a store, Caribmart.com, where you can buy maps prior to your trip.
We feature a comprehensive selection of Caribbean vacation villa rentals, from big agencies and small, and many individual villas for rent by owner.
www.caribbean-on-line.com   (254 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Caribbean: Books: James A. Michener   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Caribbean islands, which have seen pirates, bloody slave revolts and the Cuban revolution, are chronicled in this blend of fiction and history.
Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and the bloody slave revolt of Haiti to the rise of Castro, CARIBBEAN carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies.
While it may be an exaggeration to refer to the Caribbean as a microcosm of the world, it is certainly a rich and diverse and fascinating region, it's tropical beauty matched by it's vibrant and interesting people.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0449217493?v=glance   (1098 words)

  
 Caribbean Recipes - Caribbean CHOICE - Your Gateway to the Caribbean!
The Caribbean Islands bring to you a unique ethnic collection of foods blended with herbs and spices.
These recipes have evolved through the years because of the various cultural influences including the Arawak Indians (the original inhabitants) and the maroons.
Caribbean people love to party, the only excuse needed is good food and music.
www.caribbeanchoice.com /recipes   (360 words)

  
 Caribbean Islands: Vacation ideas for the Caribbean Islands, Caribbean vacations, Caribbean hotels and Caribbean villas
Caribbean Islands: Vacation ideas for the Caribbean Islands, Caribbean vacations, Caribbean hotels and Caribbean villas
With stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and a sunny year round climate, the red hot Caribbean has hundreds of exciting destinations for every lifestyle.
For the latest information on Caribbean vacation and business travel browse press releases from hotels and resorts throughout The Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
www.caribbean.com /cms   (520 words)

  
 map of the caribbean and maps of caribbean countries islands landforms rivers and tourist information pages
Great military powers would fight for control of the islands, and finally, a blended mix of African and European cultures and languages transformed this large group of islands and its peoples into one of the premier tourist destinations on the planet.
Long called the West Indies, the overall area is now commonly referred to as the Caribbean, a name that became popular after World War II.
Note: In reality the Bahamas are not considered a part of the Caribbean, however, we show them here because of their cultural, geographical and political associations with the Greater Antilles, and other Caribbean Islands.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/carib.htm   (340 words)

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