November 21, 2019

Facts about the Caribbean

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10 Interesting Facts About the Caribbean That You Never Knew By Stephanie Huber Just when you think you knew the Caribbean…there’s something new to discover. How many of these interesting facts about the Caribbean did you already know? Here are 10 strange but totally awesome facts that will make you want to pack your bags […]

5 Caribbean mother tongues that developed from West African languages

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By Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson from Face2Face Africa Africa and the Caribbean share a strong bond through history that has affected both lands. Today, close to 70% of people from the Caribbean trace their roots to Africa with the majority closely linked to West Africa, some parts of Central Africa and a smaller percentage from East […]

Royal Monastery

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Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe By Gary Arndt From Everything-Everywhere Overview From the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe World Heritage inscription: The monastery is an outstanding repository of four centuries of Spanish religious architecture. It symbolizes two significant events in world history that occurred in 1492: the Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula […]

Evidence in Caribbean shows natives and European colonialists discussed religion

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BY ALISON LESLEY From World Religion News COLONIAL-ERA SPIRITUAL CHRISTOGRAMS AND LATIN INSCRIPTIONS FOUND IN A REMOTE ISLAND CAVE INDICATES RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE BETWEEN EUROPEANS AND THE TAINO. According to “The Mona Chronicle: the archeology of early religious encounter in the New World,” an article published in Antiquity, new evidence has been found regarding the interactions […]

Slave traders carried deadly blood parasite from Africa to New World, study finds

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By Tyler MacDonald The Schistosoma mansoni parasite made its way to the New World through the slave trade, according to a new study. The team used genome analysis to pinpoint when two of the Schistosoma parasite’s species split from each other, which overlapped with the beginning of the Century Atlantic Slave Trade. (Photo : Twitter/SarahWardAU) […]

Blast from the past: Plant that once grew in Caribbean 45 MILLION years ago found in amber

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By MARK WAGHORN From Daily Express UK AN extinct golden-coloured plant that grew on a Caribbean island up to 45 million years ago has been identified – trapped in amber. The fabulous flowers were intact when they were encased in the fossilised resin of a long-dead tree – allowing us to see exactly what its […]