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  • ...that Bequia, the name of the largest island in the Grenadines (pictured), means "island of clouds" in Arawak?
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  • ...that in 2004, Hurricane Jeanne (pictured) hit the Haitian coastal city of Gonaïves, where it affected about 80,000 of the city's 100,000 residents? And that official reports counted 3,006 people dead, with 2,826 of those in Gonaïves alone?
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  • ...that Alexander Bustamante, the prominent Jamaican politician, was born William Alexander Clarke but took the name Bustamante to honour an Iberian sea captain who befriended him in his youth?
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  • ...that former President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as "Baby Doc" was exiled to France after his disposition in 1986? And that he lost most of his wealth due to his divorce from his wife Michèle, and now reportedly lives in very modest circumstances?
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  • ...that Trenchtown, a neighbourhood in Kingston, Jamaica, gets its name from a large open-trenched sewer that ran through the neighbourhood?
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  • ...that the Caribbean Sea is a Mediterranean sea largely situated on the Caribbean Plate? And that estimates of the sea's age range from 20,000 years to 570 million years?
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  • ...that Orisha is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of Olodumare (God) in the Yoruba spiritual or religious system, and forms part of a religion that is practised in many areas of the Caribbean including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago?
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  • ...that the national dish of Antigua and Barbuda is fungie (pronounced foon-gee), a dish very similar to the Italian Polenta made mainly from cornmeal?
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