Tag: Caribbean Neighbours

Interpreting National Anthems: Trinidad and Tobago

National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago Forged from the love of liberty,In the fires of hope and prayer,With boundless faith in our Destiny,We solemnly declare,Side by side we stand,Islands of the blue Caribbean Sea,This our Native Land,We pledge our lives to Thee,Here every creed and race finds an equal place,And may God bless our Nation,Here…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Dominican Republic

This post will review the national symbols of the Dominican Republic. National Flag   The Dominican Republic Flag was officially adopted on November 6, 1844. The blue and red are from the flag of Haiti which once controlled the Dominican Republic. The white cross is a symbols of faith. The meanings of the different aspects…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Guyana

This post will teach you about the national symbols of Guyana. National Flag The flag is called “The Golden Arrowhead”. It bears five colours: red, black, yellow, white and green. The design is as described: two triangles (one within the other) issuing from the same base; The outer triangle is gold coloured (arrow-shaped) with a…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Territories: Dominica

This post will cover the national symbols of Dominica. National Flag The Flag of the Commonwealth of Dominica consists of a circular emblem of red bearing a Sisserou Parrot or Amazona Imperials, standing on a twig encircled by ten lime green stars. This is superimposed on a three vertical and three horizontal stripes of yellow,…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbol of Territories: The Bahamas

This post will review the national symbols of The Bahamas. National Flag The flag is a black equilateral triangle against the mast on a horizontal background made up of two colours on three equal stripes of aquamarine, gold and aquamarine. The colours embodied in the design of the Bahamaian flag symbolises the image and aspirations…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Anguilla

This post will highlight the national symbols of Anguilla. National Flag This flag was officially adopted in 1990. It is a British territory and as such the Union Jack is present in the upper left corner and the coat of arms on the right side of the flag. Coat of Arms Anguilla’s coat of arms…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Montserrat

This post will look at the national symbols of Montserrat. National Flag Montserrat is a territory of the United Kingdom. The blue on the flag symbolises awareness, trustworthiness, determination and righteousness. The British Union Jack is in the upper left corner of the flag and the Montserratian emblem on the right. It represents Erin, the…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Antigua and Barbuda

This post will give you information on the national symbols of Antigua and Barbuda. National Flag The flag was designed by Mr. Reginald Samuel in 1966. The meanings are as follows: The seven point golden sun symbolises the dawn of a new era. The red represents lifeblood of slave forefathers and dynamism of the people.…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Territories: St. Kitts and Nevis

This post will focus on the National Symbols of St. Kitts and Nevis. National Flag The meaning of the various components of the flag are listed below: Green: Represents the fertility of their lands. Yellow: Depicts their year round sunshine. Black: Symbolises their African heritage. Red: Their struggle from slavery through colonialism to independence. White…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Grenada

This post will highlight the national symbols of Grenada. National Flag The flag was designed by Anthony C. George. Grenada gained their independence on February 7th 1974 and adopted its flag on this day. The colours and symbols on the flag are explained below. Red: The fervour of the people, their courage and vitality–their burning…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National symbols of Caribbean Territories: Cuba

This post examines the national symbols of Cuba. The Flag The three blue stripes represent the departments the island was divided into in 1850 when the flag was first raised. The two white stripes evoke the purity of the intentions for independence of the people. The equilateral triangle stands for freedom, equality and fraternity. The…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Barbados

This post will look at the national symbols of Barbados. The National Flag Blue represents the sea and sky of the island; while gold represents the sand of its beaches. The symbol at the centre of the flag is a broken trident. It represents the trident of the mythical sea god Neptune. The broken trident…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: St. Lucia

In this post we will be exploring the symbols of St. Lucia. The Flag With regards to the meaning: Cerulean Blue represents fidelity. The blue reflects their tropical sky and also the emerald surrounding waters (Caribbean sea and Atlantic Ocean). Gold represents the prevailing sunshine in the Caribbean and prosperity. Black and White stands for…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

National Symbols of Caribbean Territories: Trinidad and Tobago

In this post we will be exploring the different symbols specific to Trinidad and Tobago. Flag The flag is one of, if not the most important symbol of a country. Trinidad and Tobago was granted independence on August 31st 1962. The flag was designed by the Independence Committee and its colours as shown above were…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

The Commonwealth: Part 3

Before diving into this post it may be helpful to review The Commonwealth: Part 1 and The Commonwealth: Part 2. In this post we will look at all the independent Caribbean nations apart of the Commonwealth and their current Prime Ministers and the easiest and closest place to start would be at home: JAMAICA Our lovely…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

Countries in the Caribbean Region

The Caribbean has many countries which extend beyond the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Here some of the more common ones with their capital cities:   Complete the quiz below and remember if you have any difficulty understanding the material do not hesitate to comment! Read more →...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

Water Bodies that surround the Caribbean Region

Look at this map of the Caribbean. I have circled, in red, the two bodies of water that border the Caribbean region. They are the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean Sea is bounded in the south by Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama. To the west it is bounded by Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras,…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

The Commonwealth: Part 2

Before you read this post be sure to check out The Commonwealth: Part 1. The Commonwealth is one of the world’s oldest political association of states and consists of 30% of the world’s population. The founding members were: the United Kingdom, Canada, the Irish Free State, Newfoundland, and the Union of South Africa. At this…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.

Social Studies Mock Exam September 2013

Choose the correct answer for each of the following items, and then underline the letter beside it. 1. The inhabitants of the Caribbean are a mixture of people from a. Guyana, Miami, Africa b. Australia, Miami, Africa c. Europe, Asia, Africa d.Guyana, New Zealand, Florida 2. The popular foods of Jamaica are: a. Kentucky Fried…...

Register or Contact us for assistance.