Learn about the Caribbean

Jamaica

The Jamaican flag is symbolized by the motto: 'Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth'. The black triangles represent the adversity Jamaica has overcome. The green triangles represent hope and agriculture and the golden saltire (diagonal cross) stands for the mineral wealth of Jamaica and sunlight.

Haiti

The flag of Haiti consists of two equal-sized horizontal stripes - the top one is blue and the bottom one is red. In the center of the Haitian flag is the country's coat of arms, placed on a white square. The coat of arms consists of a Palmette surrounded by the liberty cap and under the palms a trophy with the inscription.

Barbados

The left blue stripe represents the sky and the yellow/gold stripe symbolizes the sand. The right blue stripe represents the sea. The trident in the middle of the Barbados flag represents Barbado's independence from the British, with each point of the trident representing the three principles of democracy.

Grenada

The color yellow represents the sun and the friendliness of the inhabitants; the green represents the country's vegetation and agriculture, and the red stands for the courage and vitality of Grenada's people. The yellow stars represent the 7 parishes of Grenada. Grenada is one of the world's largest producers of nutmeg.

Saint Lucia

The blue reflects our tropical sky and also our emerald surrounding waters- the Caribbean Sea. Gold represents the prevailing sunshine in the Caribbean & prosperity. Black and white stand for the cultural influences - the white part, the white culture; the black part, the black culture -the two races living in unity.

Dominic Republic

The blue in the Dominican Republic flag stands for liberty; the color red for the fire and bloodshed of the struggle for independence; and the white cross symbolizes the sacrifice of the people. The flag of the Dominican Republic has a white cross going through the middle of it, sectioning the flag into quarters.

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