Richest neighborhoods in the Caribbean

  1. Hamilton, Bermuda

2. Platinum Coast, Barbados

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3. Clearwater Bay, Barbados

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4. Saint Clair, Port of Spain

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3. Palmiste, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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4. Goodwood Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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5. Piatini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Piantini is in particular populated by individuals from the upper class. This district or neighborhood has the lowest poverty rate in the city of Santo Domingo: 0.9%;[2][nb 1] and has the second most expensive price per in the country, after Los CacicazgosAnacaona Avenue.[3]

6. Los Cacicazgos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

7. Cherry Gardens, Jamaica

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8. Stony Hill, Jamaica

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9. Mandeville, Jamaica

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Profile on the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

It is home to 40 million people,

Largest countries in Caribbean in size and population 5th largest country in North America

  1. Cuba 11.5 million  $6,895  ($82 billion total)

-Home of Castro

– 62% Black

and 37% White

White Cubans

Many people are mixed.

Many Cubans left for America from 1960-1980

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90% of Cuban Americans are White

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Race Relations in or the Situation for Blacks is probably the best in Latin America.

– Home of Salsa

– Havana architecture,

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Interesting Facts about Cuba

1. Cuba Spends more of its GDP on education (13%) than any other country in the world, Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world at 99.8%. It wiped out illiteracy in one year in 1961.

The education system is 100% subsidized by the government, meaning that Cuban students at all levels (including University) can attend school for free.  Cuba has the best education system in Latin American and the Caribbean and the only country on the continent to have a high-level teaching faculty.

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2. Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world 1 out of 170 are doctors

Cuba has the highest life expectancy at 79, the lowest HIV prevalence in the Americas (.10) and one of the lowest in the world. As well as the lowest infant mortality rate. Global health issues such as HIV transmission from mother to child, which Cuba has virtually eliminated, and how to prevent the spread of diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever. Cuba makes most of it’s medicines. Cuba has also developed a drug to treat diabetic-foot patients, a treatment that has been around since 2007 but has yet to be tested in the U.S.  Cuba guarantees every child up to 7 a healthy ration of milk, no matter how tough times are, the “exiles” claim 8-year-old kids aren’t “allowed” to drink milk. In fact, free meals are served in schools and on the job, and Cubans get at least enough subsidized food on the ration for one meal a day at home.

3. Cuba has the Best Cigars in the world

4. Cuba is the third most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean with 2 million tourists many tourists like to go to Varadero Beach

5. Cuba is home  to Guantanamo Bay

The United States pays Cuba approximately $4,085 a year to lease the 45 square miles that the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station occupies. Cuba has not accepted the payment since 1959.  It’s a good thing that nuclear war never happened, especially if you consider the fact that at its peak, Cuba had a deadly arsenal of 150 nuclear weapons.

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6. Cuba has the lowest crime and murder rate in Latin America and the Caribbean and one of the lowest in the world. Especially since 1980 when Castro encouraged many of the immigrants to immigrate to the United States.

7. Cuba is an isolated country. Only 5% of the population of have internet, and as late as 1997 locals were not permitted to have contact with tourists.The communist government was worried that western ideas and values would infiltrate the country.

8. At least 92% of the population own their own home. The second highest in the world.

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2. Haiti 10.9 million $758  ($9 billion)

Port Au Prince

Richest neighborhood – Petionville

Poorest neighborhood – Cite Soleil

– Second country in the Americas to become independent, most successful slave revolt

– Built the largest castle or fort in the Americas or Western Hemisphere. The only country in the Western Hemisphere to have defeated three colonial armies for its independence. The powerful armies of Spain, England and France.

The Independence of Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela was a result of direct monetary and military help from Haiti to Simon Bolivar, the greatest Hispanic military leader of all time. By winning the Vertieres Battle on November 18th 1803, Haiti forced France to sell to the US, it’s Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States of America.Haiti supplied France for over half the wealth it derived from all its other colonies combined in the 18th century.

The Citadel in Cap Hatian is the largest fortress in The Americas

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It is the Most Mountainous Country in the Carribbean

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– Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, More orphans than anywhere in Western Hemisphere, 10% High School Graduation rate, with only 53% literacy rate, 70% Unemployment rate. Even before the 2010 earthquake, only 54% of Haitians had access to sanitation facilities (toilets, indoor plumbing, sewer systems). Less than half had a regular source of safe drinking water. Only One Public University. Haiti has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Western Hemisphere at 2%. One in 50 people are infected. Haiti also has the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[3] After the 2010 earthquake, in little over two years, as of August 2013, it had killed at least 8,231 Haitians and hospitalized hundreds of thousands more while spreading to neighboring countries including the Dominican Republic and Cuba.[4] Since the outbreak began in October 2010, more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease.

Very few Haitians own cars: fewer than 5 out of 1,000. There is no railroad in Haiti. In the cities, people often take communal taxis and colorful public buses called “taptaps.

Most corrupt country in the Western Hemisphere.

Haiti received 13.5 billion dollars in foreign aid after the 2010 earthquake however not much has been done with it.

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Only two firestations in the whole country. Haiti’s entire annual budget is $300 million with 40 percent of it coming from foreign aid, less than that of many small cities in the United States. Since the 1980s, its economy has shrunk steadily.More than 70 different dictators ruled Haiti between 1804-1915.

Haiti’s 1% own 50 percent of the economy

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It is most deforested country in the world.

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– Home of Voodoo

3. Dominican Republic 10.8 million      $5,600  ($62.5 billion total)

– Country with 2nd highest percentage of mixed race people in the world.

– Largest city in the Carribean- Santo Domingo

Standard of living

Santo Domingo

Average salary- $352.70 or $4,232.40 (Range $266.61-$444.35)

One bedroom Apartment outside downtown – $251.80 or $3,012.96   (Range$177.74-$333.26)

Richest neighborhood- 1. Los Cazicazgos 2. Piantini, Naco, Alameda, Arroyo Hondo, Bella Vista

Poorest neighborhood-Sabana Perdida, Cristo Rey, Los Minas, Barrio Capitullo,  Simon Bolivar

Oldest Continuously inhabited European Settlement in the New World started in 1496. The city is 520 years old.

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First Place to import Enslaved Black Africans in 1502

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Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic was also the First Place of British Involvement in Slavery

In April 1563,  English slave trader, Sir John Hawkins, brought 400 people he had abducted from Sierra Leone. Hawkins traded his victims with the Spanish for pearls, hides and sugars, some gold. This was the start of British involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade,

Country with second highest rate of mixed race people in the world.

Tallest building in the Carribean Torre Caney 492 feet

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Home to Popular Destinations like

Punta Cuna,

– Most popular tourist destination Puerta Plata,

Casa de Campo

Altos de Chavon

Beaches

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Los Haitises, Semana Peninsula

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Tallest Mountain in the Caribbean Pico Duarte

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Largest Producer of Organic Bananas

One of largest Gold Mines in Western Hemisphere Pueblo Viejo

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Largest Lake in the Caribbean Lake Enriquillo

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-Only city in Carribean with subway system

– Caribeans most popular tourist destination with 5 milllion visitors

– Home of Meringue music and Bachata

– Sends more MLB players than any other country

A boy is ready to take a swing on the streets of San Pedro de Macoris, a provincial capital of the Dominican Republic.

4. Puerto Rico 4 million $28,509 ($105 billion)

– Only country in the Carribean that is not majority Black

– Mixture of three races

62% Mulatto or Multiracial, 18% White, 18% Black  and 2% Asian

San Juan

Has the largest economy in the Caribbean at $105 billion

Average income – 2,203.50 or $26,442  (Range 1,200.00 3,000.00)

One bedroom outside of downtown- 512.50  or $6,150   (Range 400.00-650.00)

Richest neighborhood- Guaynabo

Poorest neighborhood – La Perla

– Part of the U.S

5. Jamaica 3 million $5,300  ($15.6 billion)

– Home of Bob Marley

Kingston

Average income 842.36 or $10,108.32 (Range $513.98-$1,327.79)

One Bedroom Outside downtown 299.82 or $3,597.(84 (Range $171.33-$513.98)

Richest neighborhood – The Golden Triangle

Poorest neighborhood – Trenchtown, Spanishtown

– Reggae Music

– Rastafarians

– Fastest Runners in the World

– Popular Tourist destinations like

Montego Bay, and Negril

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Dunn River Falls

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Montego Bay

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The Blue Lagoon

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beauty of Blue Lagoon Jamaica photo– Home to many famous people, Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, Colin Powell, Busta Rhymes, Biggie Smalls,Marcus Garvey, Shirley Chisholm,Harry Belafonte, Sean Kingston, Naomi Campbell, Tyson Beckford,

6. Trinidad and Tobago 1.5 million $32,100 ($44 billion)

Richest neighborhood-Westmoorings, Maraval, St. Clair, Goodwood Park, Valsayn

Poorest neighborhood – Laventille, Debe / Scorpion & Haige Streets in Carenage / Anything east of Charlotte Street in the City / Sealots / Beetham

– One of most prosperous Carribean islands

– Home of Calypso, Limbo

One the few Caribbean countries that are not dependant on Tourism

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Beautiful scenery

Home of the Largest Carnival in the Carribean

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-Birthplace of Nicki Minaj

Trinidad and Tobago is considered one of the most educated countries in the World with a literacy rate exceeding 98%. Trinidad spends 15.6% of it gdp on education more than any other country

– Trevor Manuel, Nia Long, Tatiana Ali

7. Martinique and Guadaloupe 900,000 $27,000

-Background of Thierry Henri

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-Aime  Cesaire

-Franz Fanon

8. The Bahamas 350,000 $35,000  ($11.1 billion)

Richest country in the Caribbean

Nassau

The Atlantis Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas.

Average income – $3,150.00 or $37,800 (3,000.00-3,300.00)

One bedroom outside of Downtown $630.00 or $7,560  (550.00-740.00)

Richest neighborhood- Paradise Island, Lyford Cay

Poorest neighborhood- Kemp Road and The Grove

9. Barbados 265,000 $25,000

Home of Rihanna

Highest HDI in Carribean

The average life expectancy is 72 years for males and 77 years for females.[1] Barbados and Japan have the highest per capita occurrences of centenarians in the world.[

10. Netherlands Antilles 300,000   $37,000

Only Dutch speaking country in the Caribbean