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Top Ten Caribbean Richest Island 2009

Writer : Caribbean E-Magazine on Friday, January 22, 2010 | 10:36 AM

The rankings are based on each country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, and is usually calculated on an annual basis.










10. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Population: 118,432 (July 2008 est.)
Capital: Kingstown
geographic coordinates: 13 09 N, 61 14 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$9,200 (2008 est.)
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9. Dominica

Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago
Population: 72,514 (July 2008 est.)
Capital: Roseau geographic coordinates: 15 18 N, 61 24 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$9,500 (2008 est.)
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8. St Lucia

Location:Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Population:159,585 (July 2008 est.)
Capital: Castries geographic coordinates: 14 01 N, 61 00 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$11,300 (2008 est.)
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7. Cuba

Location:Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida
Population:11,423,952 (July 2008 est.)
Capital:Havana geographic coordinates: 23 07 N, 82 21 W time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
GDP per capita:$12,700 (2008 est.)
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6. Grenada

Location:Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Population:90,343 (July 2008 est.)
Capital:Saint George's geographic coordinates: 12 03 N, 61 45 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$13,600 (2008 est.)
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5. Antigua and Barbuda

Location:Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
Population
:84,522 (July 2008 est.)
Capital:Saint John's geographic coordinates: 17 07 N, 61 51 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$19,100 (2008 est.)
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4.Saint Kitts and Nevis

Location:Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
Population:
39,817 (July 2008 est.)
Capital:Basseterre geographic coordinates: 17 18 N, 62 43 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$20,000 (2008 est.)

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3.Barbados

Location:Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Population:281,968 (July 2008 est.)
Capital: Bridgetown geographic coordinates: 13 06 N, 59 37 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$20,200 (2008
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2.Trinidad and Tobago

Location:Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Population:1,231,323 (July 2008 est.)
Capital:Port-of-Spain geographic coordinates: 10 39 N, 61 31 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP per capita:$28,400 (2008 est.)
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1. Bahamas

Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba
Population: 307,451 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Capital:Nassau geographic coordinates: 25 05 N, 77 21 W time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
GDP per capita:$29,900 (2008 est.)


Source: Aneki

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Marsha
Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:36:00 AM EST

Why isn't Jamaica on this list.I didnt realize we werew that poor. We cannot make the top 10 riches nation in the caribbean I can't believe the Bahamas is number one.

Marlon, St James - Jamaica
Friday, January 22, 2010 at 4:32:00 PM EST

Jamaica is not in the top 10 because our Government made of mess of the economy. None of our resources are owned by the Government. The highways are owned by foreigners. We are indebt to the world back and IMF.

We are a poor nation. Let's face it

Anonymous
Friday, June 4, 2010 at 11:28:00 PM EDT

Hmmph, with all the latest developments in my country trinidad and tobago. We should be number 1 on this list.

Anonymous
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 12:43:00 AM EDT

no bahamas is number one because there dollar are higher the trindad and there are more investor than plus it has a small population

Anonymous
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 4:11:00 AM EDT

Jamaica was once the richest country in the Caribbean, but because of bad governance a stupid, corrupt and heartless pnp government Jamaica fell drastically to the bottom, second to Haiti, when will the Jamaican people wake up, when its too late, i hope not, trinidad owns all of our companies, which the PNP sold out, they borrowed huge amounts of money they could not pay back and now the poor class Jamaicans has to bear this wicked act, may god punish them to the max, Please Jamaica form a new government with only young people who can bring Jamaica to the powerful country it once was.

Anonymous
Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 2:12:00 PM EDT

When would Jamicans realize they can never be on top???? The country sucks. Bahamas and Trinidad is got the $$$$$. Whake up stupid u Jamicans

Anonymous
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:39:00 PM EDT

Wow i really appreciated and glad with TnT Economy.
They supposed to be number 1 to me.
Cheers Trinidad and Tobago Island,u are the best in Caribbean,because u people got every things that makes Live booms,ok.
Like that.
Thanks

Anonymous
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:52:00 PM EDT

Not very accurate, where are the Dutch Antilles
I know for a fact that Aruba had a $ 25922 GDP in 2008, so that would have placed it in 3rd place

Anonymous
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 9:56:00 PM EDT

trinidad will soon be no. 1

Anonymous
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 3:48:00 AM EDT

to me Bahamas is a fake caribbean island so therefore they dont deserve to be there...

Anonymous
Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 12:49:00 PM EDT

thanx for my sweet tnt we made it in second place i love trinidad & tobago so much it's the best

Anonymous
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 12:44:00 AM EDT

what people dont realize is that alot of these countries were simply blessed with these natural resources, trinidad is up there because of its large amounts of export of oil, it isnt like other countries had the chance to earn a natural resource like that but didnt , they have because of their geographic location, the bahamas are a chain of about 100k islands and they are the easiest country to reach from North America and Europe, and aruba is still considered by many to be a dependency of denmark, I am not knocking any of these countries, but it is unnecessary for anyone to start dissing anyone elses countries, saying stuff like stupid Jamaicans is uncalled for, I bet everyone who is posting on this site has had no effect on their respective country's economoy, food for thought guys

Anonymous
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 10:38:00 AM EST

i knew tnt was going to make it to the list......... go for it trinidad and tobago proud to be trini thats for sure.

Anonymous
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 2:14:00 AM EST

People who have written comments seem to be so jealous of the different islands that are ahead of their particular island. O.K., everyone would like to be No. 1, but is this realistic? Someone has to be No. 1, and it will not always be you. It is not even fair. There is absolutely no need to start attacking other islands. This is silly! There is an old adage, ". . . today for you, tomorrow for me. . ." So let us pray.

LucianBeauty
Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5:18:00 PM EST

Ahh St.Lucia Isz Number 8 :( Lool buh at least its up there

Anonymous
Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 12:15:00 AM EST

In actual fact these ratings are based only on GDP and does not reflect the quality of life and availabilty of resources to its population. With the exception of Haiti the larger the Island's population the more resources are available. Example hospitals will provide a wider range of services, more universities, greater shopping experience, greater access to technology also a wider gap between rich and the poor allows ordinary citizens to have maids and gardeners which would not be possible in high GDP countries.

Anonymous
Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 3:25:00 PM EST

Jamaica a number one dont make no one fool you people...

Anonymous
Friday, December 10, 2010 at 5:14:00 AM EST

Cayman Islands is the richest island in the Caribbean. And I'm Canadian of Trini decent. They have almost 2 trillion dollars in foreign cash sitting in their offshore and international banks.

Anonymous
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6:43:00 PM EST

sweet sweet t& t all this sugar cant be good for me...lol trini to the bone....#1 me say..

Anonymous
Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 12:29:00 PM EST

could you guys imagine if all of us would come together instead of competing against each other all the time. there are individuals out there that can buy some of our islands; as much as you think we have, we don't have that much. we need to unify. what we have is potential to be one of the richest regions in the world. this is the only way we would be able to command the respect of the bigger nations. many of these bigger countries don't even see us as "real" countries, yet we fighting against each other. wake up people, i'm from Trinidad, and i love my country, but if i don't love and respect my Caribbean people, how can i expect outsiders to do it. i live in new york (in school), and americans' do not care which island i am from; all i am to them is an immigrant from the islands. people let's put some thought into this- together we can force to reckon with, do not take your brother/sister for granted, we all have a part to play. One Caribbean, One People (and as we Trini does say), One Time!
Raphael

Anonymous
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:49:00 PM EST

My sweet Grenada made it at the #6 spot, I'm impressed...Grenada is the isle of spice where everything is nice!

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5:41:00 PM EST

Am from trinidad and we all time give love to others.

Anonymous
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 11:18:00 AM EST

-Jamaica- "One Love to all the Caribbean" its not about being #1, but what we can do to help each other. "its still 1 world"

Anonymous
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:42:00 PM EST

Jamacia is the riches in term of pride

Anonymous
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 6:42:00 PM EDT

I have been to Grenada,nothing in Grenada not even doors are made in Grenada they get their doors imported from Trinidad, Not even a good hospital, the only thing in Grenada is the university that is owned by America. How could Jamaica not be on the list. This has got to be wrong Jamaica will and always be the best island.

Anonymous
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:02:00 PM EDT

People don't be fooled, Jamaica has produced the most famous stars, Bob Marley, Bolt, Powell, Merlin Ottey,
Michael Macullum Razor Rudduck,Sean Paul, Bennie Man,Movado,Kartel,Bouny Killer, Saggy, Beris Hammond, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff, and many more stars who are born in Jamaica. Name at least five famous stars from any other island.

Anonymous
Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1:43:00 AM EDT

@ previous poster
Unfortunately for you this is not the top ten caribbean islands with famous stars list...so im having trouble seeing how your post is in any way relevant.

Anonymous
Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 12:23:00 AM EDT

Jamacia not name dropping,we are grateful for the use of your college over the years, that brought in revenues into your country before our's came into conception. Here's to you: Sir Sidney Poitier, Estelle Rolle, Roxey Rucker, Al Roker, Sweet Bells Thompson, Rick Fox, LA Lakers, Richie Delemore, Sweet Ritchard, 1st. Black Prime Minster of an Infependent Country Lyndon O. Pindling,Calvin Lockart,Raphael Munnings, (FUNKY NASSAU)Debbie Ferguson one of the golden girls, Johnny Kemp ( just got paid)James Weldon Johnson (author of Negro National Anthem lift every voice and sing, Mychal (Sweet Bell) Thompson, LA Lakers Sir Milo Butler 1st Governor General of the Bahamas just to name a few. but what is so sad about all of this we are bickering back and forth over which country is more prosperous every Island in the Carribbean have been blessed in some way or the other with nateral resourses and we are all one people only the ship dropped some of us off at different locations. Just pray for our brothers and sisters arounf the Carribbean for a better tomorrow for everyone be Blessed

Anonymous
Monday, April 25, 2011 at 3:37:00 PM EDT

Actually of 2010 it has change Trinidad and Tobago is now the richest.

Anonymous
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1:23:00 PM EDT

i bet if they all went to war jamaica would own all these prick countries

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 9:03:00 PM EDT

STUPEES ALL YUH JAMAICANS BITING FOR NO REASON IF YALL KNO WYALL RICH AN ALL THAT STOP BITING AN BAD TALK ALL THE OTHER SMALL ISLANDS THAT THEY SAY ARE RICHER THAN U GEEEZ AN AT THAT SUCKER Nicki minaj , Aaron Fresh, Machel Montano yes he is big in america wit pit renny qouw George bovell... NOT TO MENTION WE START SOCA WE INVENTED STEELPAN THAT IS THOUGHT AND USED IN EVERY COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD YESSSSSSS WE INVENTED LIMBO THE WORD LIMEE Jamaicans feel they own the Caribbean and that them alone is d dam Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago are no small islands we are south island all eastern and southern rep aye we mek Carnival big alll over d world

Anonymous
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 6:19:00 PM EDT

People please stop bickering about which country is richer, or has the most famous 'people'. Jamaica can never be contested so why argue? Psshhh....Jamaica is like the feeding ground for these 'other' islands. The so called spice island import OUR spices and then call it what they want to lol...blame ourselves Jamaicans. We sell everything...even our precious island.However, Jamaica will always be the best-Jah Mek Yah!

Anonymous
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 2:39:00 PM EDT

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO WAS ONCE THE RICHEST CARIBBEAN COUNTRY,ALL THESE COUNTRY NEED TOURIST TO SAVIES BUT T AND T DO'NOT THEY GO IT GOING ON WITH OIL NOT MUSIC OR CARNIVAL; .

WE LOVE YOU ALL CARIBBEAN PEOPLE RICH OR POOR BIG OR SMALL THANK YOU THOMAS DIEGO MARTIN

Anonymous
Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:45:00 PM EDT

OMG!!!! You people have got to be ghetto!!!and yes,I may be ghetto too to be posting my comment here. It makes me almost sick to know that caribbean people are behaving like this towards each other. For real?? Can you imagine someone out of the region reading these comments? Fighting against each other like crabs in barrel, talking about who is richer than who? For god sake we all need to pull our socks up and smell the coffee...we need each other if we are to be a successful region. What one country don't have the other may have!!! Let's support us, one caribbean people! Let's all fight poverty and crime together in our respective country and that's when the rest of the world will look up to us. Smh,Come on for real!!! Grow the hell up niggas!! (Some indians) lol

Anonymous
Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6:59:00 AM EST

Yes, yes, 242 on top!! Bahamas No.1

Germaine
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 4:04:00 PM EST

This doesn't make sense cause Aruba has a GDP Per Capita of 27.400. And Curacao 22.000 so Aruba Should Be on 3th place and Curacao 2nd

Anonymous
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 9:12:00 AM EST

The Bahamas has been proven to be the richest, and the best, country in the caribbean. Highest GDP, clearest waters in the world. We don't even pay attention to whats going on in Jamaica, or T&T, thats why were the richest.

Anonymous
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 3:46:00 PM EST

trinidad and tobago will soon be #1 just keep up the good job

Anonymous
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 4:26:00 PM EST

I know I'm not suppose to bicker but sweet TnT is number 1, consider:

1. We invented steelpan that is played in all other islands
2. Birthplace of calypso and soca
3. Our carnival has been copied all over the caribbean, where is the Bajans and their "crop over"?
4. WE OWN AIR JAMAICA (had to throw that in there)
5. We manufacture 80% of food, drink, and other goods used in other islands
6. We give tones of aid to ther islands when disaster hits (how many Grenadian it still have living in TnT and don't want to leave?)
7. Our economy does not depend on tourism and we don't have any all inclusive resorts destroying our natural beauty
8. Port of Spain, just check out our new National Performong Arts center

That's enough for now... lol

Anonymous
Monday, January 30, 2012 at 4:57:00 PM EST

Im going to just come right out and say it if it wasnt for Jamaica all the other caribbean islands would not even relevant. Stop hating on Jamaica give thanks that a set of people were able to free themselves and Haiti from slavery and so we could maintain some of out African heritage. I think is crazy how other islands talk about Jamaicans and act as if they put us on the map. I dont care which country is richer we still have a long way to go in order to get ourselves to where we need to be. I have heard how people especially from Trinidad speak about Jamaicans and its very infuriating we dont speak about our brothers and sisters in that manner. Jamaicans are very loving sharing and proud people. Reggaeton came about because we did not feel our music was too good share. People please lets keep it really who really runs your country ask yourself that before you start acting like your better than someone.

Anonymous
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3:43:00 PM EST

Why can't we just be happy for the countries that make the list.

Anonymous
Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1:31:00 PM EST

The Bahamas is No.1 because of a stable government, and sound economic policies. Our leaders, past and present, have put in place solid economic principles that allows for growth and prosperity. As someone else said, we don't worry about what the other islands are doing, or what they have, we make the best out of what God has blessed us with. We might not have natural resources like oil or what have you. But God has blessed us with an ideal location a mere 50 miles off the coast of the most powerful and influential nation in the world, the USA, the country where the bulk of our 5 million+ tourists a year, come from. Add to that near perfect weather, amazing beaches, crystal clear waters, and you have the ideal tourist destination.

Anonymous
Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1:37:00 PM EST

And not only is The Bahamas No.1 in the Caribbean region, but among sovereign, independent countries, we rank 3rd in the Western Hemisphere, behind only the USA and Canada, and 1st in the World among countries with a majority Black population. Not too shabby.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:09:00 PM EDT

why are trinnies hating on jamaicans, is it bcuz we kick their ass at football,athletics etc?Try and find anyone in t&t as popular as Bob Marley.We are poor bcuz of our stupid government.

Anonymous
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:55:00 AM EDT

Are you Bahamians serious? You have more fast food restaurants than you have medical facilities. And your medical facilities are so bad that most of you have to come to the US for medical treatment. Your hospitals are divided between those who have and does who don't. You're treated like 3rd rate citizens on your own soil when there aren't even competing races/ethnicities. And if that's not enough, you have to scrap your nose on the tails of US and Canadian citizens-predominantly, for you to have the standing you do have.

You don't produce a damn thing in your country, you just leech off tourists but wait until tourism die down after becoming aware of how your government extort money from the US.

Anonymous
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:57:00 AM EDT

*those

Anonymous
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11:19:00 PM EDT

can we all get along , forget about the money, the stars, And all that , And make the caribbean a better place .we all need each other

Anonymous
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1:38:00 PM EDT

i dont understand why is it that people are going back and forth about this. haiti was once the richest country and now its not even on the list. what i am trying to say is everything is in gods hands and once a country starts to pull away from that thats when things start to go down the drain. ive never been to TnT but i would love to someday. I live in the bahamas and honsetly when i found out we were number 1 i was shocked. you know what they teach us in schools? they teach us about the Caribbean as a whole and how we are all ONE, not about how were on top or that WERE BETTER. NO, if your from the islands then we are all family, we all struggle to make a living and we all have families to support. im half Jamaican also never whent there ethier but im always proud to say that im a bahamian jamaican mixbreed, even though jamaica didnt make it on the list. stop fighting. if the bahamas is number 1 or if trini is give it to um and tell them good job. BECAUSE BELIEVE IT OR NOT. to everyone else WERE ALL POOR.

Anonymous
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 5:12:00 PM EDT

its actually the white people who
are the wealthy ones there..
not niggers

Anonymous
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 5:36:00 PM EDT

Trinidad and tobago are now the richest. Trinidad has had a very shitty government (PNM) in the past in which they even wanted to destroy all homes around UWI to build a stupid train track...speak of brilliance.

Anonymous
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:18:00 PM EDT

inabatConsidering Trinidad have been blessed with oil, natural gas and asphalt, it should be on the world ranking like Singapore, which is by far a much smaller island than T&T and no natural resources. However, successive T'dadan politicians have followed the example of their most corrupt counterparts (in Africa, USA, India etc) to enrich themselves, instead of developing their people’s quality of life and the infra-structure. As a consequence, true moral leadership has been absent for far too long and the country is gripped by a quagmire or corrupt people spread across all places in power. In addition, people are employed from overseas, who have and are entering T’dad & Tobago, for the sole purpose of defrauding and or stealing from the country.
Our infrastructure is appalling. Does older citizen or people with a physical or visual disability have a place in Trinidad? Walking in Trinidad is a death trap and a hazard for frail or infirm people. Getting up on the pavement requires a small step ladder and when a person overcomes that hurdle, they have the uneven areas and holes of varying sizes(some large enough for a person to fall into).
The children born to poor families in T&T have no equal educational opportunities to enable them to achieve good examination results and to aspire high. Education and health care is a universal human right. T&T free schools are not providing a good std of education to children who do not have help at home. School standards and performance needs to be raised and bad teachers and heads penalized for failing children and failing schools. Why don’t we have a welfare & training programme for poor parents with low parenting skills.
I cited Singapore as a model of very high std of governance, moral & ethical codes in all areas of public and private life, a very high std of education, one of the best health care system, one of the highest stand of living in the world, first class infrastructure and the lowest crime figure. This little island is smaller than Trinidad and the police cannot be corrupted.
Cuba is in our region and has a lot of positives to teach the other Caribbean nations, yet Trinidad cozies up to other islands in the region that is equally failing its people and where drugs and corruption is rife. The human rights issue in Cuba is an American (double standard) propaganda to prevent the region from growing up and developing. Cuba has been steadfast and despite the USA (over 40 years) attempt to crush Cuba's life blood. This proud nation has inspired the world. It exports doctors all over the world and can boast one of the best health care system(free for all it's citizen)and education, which is also free.
There are human rights issues all over the world that the USA turns a blind eye too, including the number of victims of police crimes, particularly in shoot outs under the guise of drugs in Jamaica and Trinidad .

Anonymous
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 9:26:00 PM EDT

The Dominican Republic has the second largest economy[8] (the largest, according to the U.S. State Department)[13] in Central America and the Caribbean.Im dominican and i agree the caribbean should have closer ties and work together to help each other.

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:52:00 PM EDT

As said by a few people, all this tearing down of other islands is pointless and disgraceful. Caricom has as much problem as it is as it relates to cross government relations, don’t be drawn into this petty debate as to who is better than the other. For the greater part we are all suffers, for the greater part the minority in each state still controls the means of sustenance that we the majority needs; for the greater part our governments are crap, for the greater part we are still a classist set of people, bringing down our own citizens solely because of their social, economical and ancestral backgrounds; for the greater part we are all still dependent on Europe and North America for our survival (Yes Trinidad, you too are dependent). But at the same time still we all have our contrasting and different cultural identities with which joins us together, we have gifts, we’ve made achievements that cause the rest of the world to look at us with awe. Jamaica has reggae, dread locks, track and field ect; Trinidad and Tobago has steel pan, carnival ect; St Lucia has two Nobel laureates ect and list continues with other states. Go and read up on your fellow caricom members, see what the individual states are really about, see what the people are really about, find out the true reasons for the many problems that EVERY SINGLE MEMBER HAS and at the same time highlight the many positives of these countries. Prove that you are well thinking people, who are able to look beyond the many fallacies that are spoken of each other and stop this stupid bickering stop fighting against each other like crabs in a barrel; it helps no one not even yourself! Selah

Monday, August 6, 2012 at 7:33:00 PM EDT

Well..EVERYONE KNOW HAITI USED TO BE THE RICHEST COLONY, & RICHEST ISLAND UNTIL FRANCE & America EXTORT THEM & hold them at gun point to pay up $22 billion or be destroyed by warfare & taken over. Only because when France tried to enslave them they fought back & became indendent. Poor Haiti had to close its public schools & borrow money to pay this inhumane ransom. It was also the first black independent nation. France put embargo on all their goods, sugar, tobacco. America killed all their pigs & only make them import their Iowa pigs, burn all their rice fields. That is why 50% of all their children are starving. All the AID that us hard working common folk sent after the earthquake somehow only went to the hands of the rich.
I love ALL THE CAREIBEAN ISLANDS...WE SHOULD UNITE AS ONE NATION WITH DIFFERENT "states" keeping their own identities Think of how much stronger our beloved carribean would be!!!

Anonymous
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:26:00 AM EDT

I listened to every comments , and i am sick with some of these comments , there are things we need to do to improve our region. every island has there issues , take jamaica for example there problem are there really don,t care about the rest of the caribbean all they do is big up themselves and USA ,England Canada never would promote no caribbean country , i have heard it in you music never once heard none of you guys mention one caribbean country , so why should other caribbean countries have remorse for your adversities, unless u start producing what you where , what you eat , and stop depending on foreign and get back to basic you heading in the wrong direction, music ,dance hall ,tapping yourselves y,ll shoulders won,t cut it

Anonymous
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:54:00 AM EDT

what the hell Bahamas ,Bermuda produces , could they even feed themselves, tourism is to my opinion is an abused to locals no matter how profitable it may be. plus big bankers abusing your system for there personal gains ,beside these two what have they got, nothing really,all it takes is pull back on tourism and banking and thats it

Anonymous
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:57:00 AM EDT

what the hell Bahamas ,Bermuda produces , could they even feed themselves, tourism is to my opinion is an abused to locals no matter how profitable it may be. plus big bankers abusing your system for there personal gains ,beside these two what have they got, nothing really,all it takes is pull back on tourism and banking and thats it

Anonymous
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:57:00 PM EDT

what the hell Bahamas ,Bermuda produces , could they even feed themselves, tourism is to my opinion is an abused to locals no matter how profitable it may be. plus big bankers abusing your system for there personal gains ,beside these two what have they got, nothing really,all it takes is pull back on tourism and banking and thats it

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 6:16:00 PM EDT

This most be a joke, Cayman Islands is one of the richest ones and is not even in the list... there more than 500 banks and most of them are private. They need to update the list.

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