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  Welcome to the R.S. Hispaniola
With fabulous views on both decks from St.Paul's round to the Houses of Parliament, and a beautiful setting in the evening when the South Bank becomes a glitter of fairy lights, the Hispaniola welcomes everyone, from large parties to those wanting a romantic meal for two.
Hispaniola is ideally situated for the West End and our special theatre menu is designed with theatre-goers in mind.
Our special Sunday lunch menu is served between mid-day and 5pm when, once again, Norman will be on hand to "tickle the ivories".
www.hispaniola.co.uk   (746 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hispaniola   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The island of Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east.
Hispaniola is the second-largest island in the Caribbean (after Cuba), with an area of 76,480 km².
Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Greater Antilles, with the Caribbean Sea to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the North.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hispaniola   (5924 words)

  
 CRIOLLOS, Birth of a Dynamic Indo-Afro-European People on Hispaniola
On Hispaniola, however, in the capital and in the other Spanish-dominated towns and cities, they all lived together, worked together, and forged closely linked networks of kinship and patronage together across all ethnic lines,(6) creating a new people and a new culture that were outwardly “Spanish”; but very, very different from their pure Iberian counterparts.
The bulk of the population on Hispaniola was, no doubt, multiethnic criollos by the 1550s--the sons and daughters of Spaniards, Indians and Africans--even if they did not appear as such in the censuses and documents with demographic information.
Hispaniola was a vast "proving ground" for the first-ever meeting and blending of Indians, Spaniards and Africans--and of their cultures.
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  Hispaniola - TLP
Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Greater Antilles, with the Caribbean Sea to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the North.
Hispaniola (Spanish: Hispañola; originally: La isla Española)- the name given by the European (Spanish) colonizers to the entire island containing the countries Saint-Domingue (modern-day Haiti) and San Domingo (the modern-day Dominican Republic).
This name is preferred by many, since Hispaniola is the name given by the colonizers (Columbus that nearly destroyed the native people and culture of the island.
thelouvertureproject.org /index.php?title=Hispaniola   (404 words)

  
  Hispaniola - MSN Encarta
Hispaniola, island, West Indies, in the Caribbean Sea, lying south-east of Cuba and west of Puerto Rico.
Politically, Hispaniola is divided into the separate countries of Haiti, which occupies the western third of the island, and the Dominican Republic.
In 1697, by the Peace of Ryswick, a portion of Hispaniola was formally ceded to France and became known as Saint-Domingue.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574347/Hispaniola.html   (373 words)

  
 Hispaniola at Caribbean Topfunwebsites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
'''Hispaniola''' (from Spanish language, ''La Española'') is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying east of Cuba.
After the French gained control of the western part of Hispaniola through the Treaty of Ryswick, the western part quickly came to overshadow the east in both wealth and population.
The Enriquillo wetlands are a flooded grasslands and savannas ecoregion that surround a chain of lakes and lagoons that includes Lake Enriquillo,, and Lake Caballero in the Dominican Republic and Saumatre Lagoon and Trou Cayman in Haiti.
www.topfunwebsites.com /haiti/hispaniola.html   (765 words)

  
 Hispaniola Information
The island of Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east.
After the French gained control of the western part of Hispaniola through the 1697 Treaty of Ryswick, the western part quickly came to overshadow the east in both wealth and population.
Hispaniola is the second-largest island in the Caribbean (after Cuba), with an area of 76,480 km².
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Hispaniola   (830 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Hispaniola
Hispaniola Island in the West Indies, in the n central Caribbean Sea, between Cuba (w) and Puerto Rico (e).
Dominican Republic Independent nation occupying the e two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the West Indies; the capital is Santo Domingo.
He went to Hispaniola (1510), sailed in the expedition (1518) of Juan de Grijalva, and was the chief lieutenant of Hernán Cortés in the conquest of Mexico.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Hispaniola   (910 words)

  
 Caribbean Anole Database - Hispaniola during the Pleistocene   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hispaniola is actually composed of at least three separate islands.
Hispaniola, composed originally of three islands was until recently, about 25 thousand years ago, still two.
The refugia of today is the xeric (drier) habitats of the south and the eastern portions of the island, which has an incredible diversity of desert plant and animal life, endemic to the region and in many cases highly endangered.
www.homestead.com /anolis/hispaniola.html   (310 words)

  
 Hispaniola Page
Hispaniola island consists of two independent countries, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Hispaniola possesses the highest altitude in the Caribbean with the Duarte peak at an altitude of 3,087 m.
Hispaniola, in conjunction with other islands of the Greater Antilles, forms one of the principal plant diversity centers in the world.
www.oardc.ohio-state.edu /de-jesus.15/hispaniola   (394 words)

  
 Hispaniola, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hispaniola, Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised of a few health care professionals and a group of volunteers.
Hispaniola, Inc. was founded with the objective to help a category of Haitians children that are specially in great need.
Hispaniola, Inc. aims at contributing to the physical, intellectual, economical, and spiritual development of financially disadvantaged children, with the focus on education.
lascahobas.org /Hispan/HispInc.htm   (815 words)

  
 mpa of dominican republic and dominican republic map and information page
The island of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean, contains two separate countries; the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Columbus claimed Hispaniola in 1492, and it later became the major launching base for the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean, as well as the American mainland.
Landforms The Dominican Republic, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, is mountainous in the central and west, while extensive lowlands dominate the east.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/do.htm   (485 words)

  
 Hispaniola
However, that is not the case on the Island of Hispaniola.
Hispaniola, with an area of just over 75,800 sq km, not much more than half the size of Cuba, is shared by two very different countries, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Hispaniola is mountainous and forested, with plains and plateaux.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/hpages/asiapage/hispainola.htm   (330 words)

  
 Cuba versus Hispaniola - the Atlantis debate continues
Hispaniola is the middle of the three largest members of the Great Antilles, with Cuba to the west and Puerto Rico to the east.
Hispaniola’s coastline is almost entirely rugged and precipitous, making it of little significance to mariners.
This is not to say that Hispaniola did not have a role to play in the construction of the Atlantis legend, since it would seem to have been one of the islands which formed part of Plato’s Atlantean `empire’.
www.andrewcollins.com /page/articles/cabrera.htm   (4443 words)

  
 Hispaniola   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Politically, Hispaniola is divided into the separate countries of Haiti, which occupies the western third of the island, and the Dominican Republic.
In 1697, by the Peace of Ryswick, a portion of Hispaniola was formally ceded to France and became known as Saint-Domingue.
During the early years of Spanish rule, the economy was fueled by gold, but by 1515 the gold had run out and the Spanish began to ignore Hispaniola in favor of the more lucrative mines of South America and the prospect of wealth in Mexico.
www.caribbeantown.com /hispaniola.htm   (1802 words)

  
 Hispaniola
Hispaniola is the only Caribbean island shared by two different independent states (the Dominican Republic and Haiti).
The vulnerability of local economies and populations to the effects of tropical storms (which have increased in frequency and intensity during the last decades) is often aggravated by the reduced security of natural buffers due to mismanagement of coastal areas and watersheds.
Although larger in surface area than the average neighbouring islands, Hispaniola is, on the other hand, not exempt from the economic predicaments and development challenges currently facing small islands in the Caribbean and elsewhere.
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 Cabinet Magazine Online - Hispaniola
The history and cultures of Hispaniola provide a microcosmic lens through which such global and cosmic polarities can be reduced to legible size.
In this version, however, the global culture-clash is reinvented as taking place within the island of Hispaniola, with the Dominicans playing the part of the intellectual, spiritual Ariel, and the Haitians cast in the role of the physical, bestial Caliban.
Although it is clearly unsustainable outside Hispaniola, as both Dominicans and Haitians quickly discover when they move to New York, the two nations' understanding of the relation between themselves and their Other structures every aspect of life on the island.
www.cabinetmagazine.org /issues/4/hispaniola.php   (2661 words)

  
 The Cradle of Civilization
Caravels explored the local waters and found that Hispaniola was part of a larger archipelago.
You are free to choose a place for landing, moving You caravels along the shore, and have unlimited time before You decide where to build Your first colony.
The weakest fleets are Portuguese and Dutch - minor participants of Hispaniola's colonization.
coc.apolyton.net /scenarios/scn-hispaniola.shtml   (801 words)

  
 [AlterPresse :: Haiti] Hispaniola and Us
“The island of Hispaniola is home to two failed States.†That was the judgment pronounced recently by a U.S. NGO, drawing the wrath and indignation of the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.
My teacher for the last year of elementary school placed great emphasis on the fact that “Hispaniola†was the name given to the island by the proslavery colonizers.
I am simply proposing that the two countries not be lumped under the single name Hispaniola, and that preference be given to saying and writing the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
www.alterpresse.org /article.php3?id_article=3178   (1122 words)

  
 Threatened birds in Hispaniola - Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center - National Zoo| FONZ
The island of Hispaniola is an area of international priority for conservation science because of its unique biological diversity and the high degree of threat to the endemic flora and fauna.
The island has a particularly distinct avifauna with six endemic genera, and is one of the highest rated Endemic Bird Areas in the world (Stattersfield et al.
Eugene Morton is a scientist with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo.
nationalzoo.si.edu /ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/Research/Hispaniola   (480 words)

  
 opening page for Hispaniola project
Hispaniola supports more endemic bird species than any other Caribbean island except Jamaica.
Conservation Biologists Chris Rimmer and Kent McFarland contributed their extensive knowledge of birds in Hispaniola to the Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Hispaniola eBird is an initiative of VINS, Hispaniola Ornithological Society, the Audubon Society of Haiti, and the National Aviary, in conjunction with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon.
www.vinsweb.org /cbd/hispaniolaconservation   (404 words)

  
 Pakistan: Tiger or Prey — Lessons from Hispaniola
Pakistan is not friendly with its neighbours, who do not hold free-trade relationships with it and do pose it a military threat, and 90% of Pakistan’s people remain functionally illiterate while they multiply at some of the highest rates n the world.
Not all lessons learnt from the history of one may therefore be applied to another Hispaniola is a tiny island in the far-away Caribbean, about ten times smaller than Pakistan in both area and population.
This is a mistake that may plunge the people of this country into the same eternal fate that has been the share of Hispaniola: economic oppression under alternating military rule and feudalism disguised as democracy.
www.renaissance.com.pk /seprefl96.html   (1527 words)

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