Archæological evidence shows human habitation in the Caribbean for centuries before the arrival of Europeans. It was the 1492 arrival of Christopher Columbus in so-called the new world that initiated a great race for riches by Europeans. For the next 550 years, the Caribbean region would play a vital role in the economic history of the western world and, often, a tragic role in in the world's social history. Significant events, in the present, demonstrated by the recent changes in Cuba, the economic crisis in Puerto Rico, the earthquakes and subsequent turmoil in Haïti, and the climate-driven rise of sea levels that threaten the very existence of some island states, demonstrate the historical centrality and the cultural contributions of the region.
This Library guide will offer a starting point for those wishing to study the history and culture of the many and varied nations and territories that populate the Caribbean region.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -Lesser Antilles
Saint Martin (France Outre Mer *) -Lesser Antilles
* Citizens of the Outre Mer regions are French citizens and these regions are considered part of France.
** Guyana was formerly British Guiana.
Saint Barthélemy (France Outre Mer *)
Saint Martin (France Outre Mer *)
NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENTAL SHELF
Turks and Caicos Islands [UK]
Music is universal in the sense that every culture absorbs and contribute to all musical styles. So it is natural that one will hear popular contemporary styles of music such as jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rap, etc. However, some music genres were developed in the Caribbean region and remain popular there. A few of the more popular of these were or are notable:
Afro-Cuban Calypso Creole Dance-Hall Konpa Reggae Salsa Soca Ska
Caribbean Medical University is one of the top medical schools in the Caribbean, established by Caribbean Medical University Foundation and registered on the island of Curacao, supported by the Government of Curacao
Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, PHSU offers Medical and Health Science degrees from Bachelor through Ph.D.
Saba graduates have achieved a record of success unmatched by graduates of other international medical schools. In recent years, 99% of our students have passed the USMLE Step 1 exam on their first attempt—and they've attained residency placements in the U.S. and Canada at a rate that's on par with graduates of U.S. schools, and much higher than graduates of other international schools.
Located in St. George's Grenada
Saint James School of Medicine provides a quality medical education, faculty, and facilities on two beautiful islands of Anguilla and St. Vincent.
The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, also known as UPR-RP and La IUPI, is a Spanish language research university located in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The UVI experience is uniquely multi-cultural, international, entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. UVI provides a vital and exciting environment for educating future leaders in the global community.
This links below will take you to various maps, Click on the name of the Country or Territory name.
The site link to maps digitized and posted online by the Perry Cate˜edos Digital Map Library
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