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Images for Banner and Userbox

I have one really hard question to deal with here. What images do all the members want to see on the userbox and the banner? I can't find any maps that are really visually striking, and I'm not sure whether we would want a photo of an island, or something like that, on the banner and box. So, I'm throwing the question out to the rest of you. Which images would you like to see on the banner and userbox(es)? Badbilltucker 22:18, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea :( Guettarda 23:40, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
The ones you picked are fine with me. Guettarda 17:37, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
The best image would be something that is inclusive of all countries in the region and immediatly recognizable as "Caribbean". I don't know of any maps of the entire region that would still be recognizable at icon size, so I say stick with the generic beach scenes unless someone comes up with something better. - Jwillbur 04:54, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Of course, while all of the images below say "Caribbean" they aren't uniquely Caribbean. Guettarda 20:35, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

A few more generic Caribbean photos

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zleitzen (talkcontribs) 05:48, 15 December 2006 (UTC).

Bermuda

Right now, Bermuda does not fall within the scope of any local or regional projects. Would the members of this project think it an acceptable idea to add Bermuda to this project? Badbilltucker 18:43, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

I think it should, Bill. Though I believe it is not officially in the Caribbean, where else is it likely to fit in. --Zleitzen 19:32, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Sure - it's up to us to define the scope as we see useful (this isn't an article-space project, so we aren't constrained by WP:V or anything like that). Guettarda 20:30, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Aye, indeed. The more, the merrier. —Nightstallion (?) 22:46, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos are not geographicly in the Caribbean either, but they, like Bermuda, are ussually considered as within the same economic region as the antillies. I would suggest its inclusion. Russeasby 13:12, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

New user category

I have created a new category for wikipedians who are interested in the Caribbean: Category:Wikipedians interested in the Caribbean--Vivenot 15:37, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

How about this user box? --Zleitzen 20:30, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

This user is a member of WikiProject Caribbean.

Ooops, I didn't realise that there was already a user box. Ignore me!--Zleitzen 05:55, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:03, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Guide for new users

I would like to joint the WikiProject Caribbean, is there an official way of joining? If there is maybeyou guys could expand on it here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Budyhead (talkcontribs)

Just sign your name up on the main page...but you're right, we need to come up with a set of tasks, etc., and a To Do list. Right now the main thing people are doing is assessment (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Caribbean/Assessment). Guettarda 23:15, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Article improvement drive

Please vote for St. George's, Grenada at the wikipedia creation and improvement drive [1]--Zleitzen 15:31, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Open tasks

I added an open tasks section to the project page. Feel free to add any tasks or requested articles there. Jwillbur 04:50, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Scope should be expanded..

the scope of the project should be expanded to include, Belize, Guyana and Surinam. Those three counties while not geographically a part of the Caribbean, are culturally and politically considered a part of the caribbean. they are all a part of the caribbean equavelent of the EU; CSME. it is possible that in 20 years the entire CSME will be one country.

I have no objections to expanding the scope of the project to include those countries. Particularly as only one (Belize) is currently even being considered for inclusion in another project. On that basis, I am expanding the scope of the project to include them as per the above. If there are any objections, please feel free to voice them below. Badbilltucker 14:25, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. What about the Florida Keys, Isla Margarita and San Andres and Providencia? Guettarda 14:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
It should also include the caribbean areas of the continental countries such as Mexico, Colombia (Caribbean Region), Venezuela, etc.--((F3rn4nd0 ))(BLA BLA BLA) 17:43, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't think the Florida Keys, Isla Margarita (which is in Venezuela) and the continental Latin American regions fit the bill. This is a large project and to cover these areas, which should be well covered in other portals and projects related to the USA and Latin America, would add unneccessary work.--Zleitzen 19:04, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Anything which lies in the Category:Caribbean (which seems to include many coastal areas) or its subcategories can be seen as being legitimately within the scope of this project. However, I don't suggest that any existing articles related to areas like the Florida Keys be added to one of those categories simply to fall under the scope of this project. Certainly, many of those areas would generally fall within the scope of other projects as well. Badbilltucker 19:50, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't see the problem. It's probably better for an article to be within the scope of two or more wikiprojects... meaning more people helping to develop the article. Belize above is within the scope of the caribbean wikiproject it can also be under a Central America wikiproject... --((F3rn4nd0 ))(BLA BLA BLA) 15:48, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Considering AfD for Aruba D. A.

Hello. I found Aruban Democratic Alliance while looking through the list of orphaned articles, i.e. those without incoming links. There are less than 200 nonwiki Google hits about the party, which casts doubt on its notability. The article itself says it basically lost the election. Before I nominate it for WP:AFD, I wanted to give you folks a chance to clean it up. YechielMan 07:44, 1 February 2007 (UTC) i think it should be expanded.i mean like noones really being hurt--170.235.222.90 18:06, 17 May 2007 (UTC)[[Media:

Montserrat article

This article should be made into a disambiguation page, due to the fact there is another Montserrat, in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, here.

Would anyone support/oppose this proposal?? --sunstar nettalk 11:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Is there an article on Montserrat in Manchester? If not, then there is no need to disambiguate. If so, a line at the top of the article on the island indicating other uses would suffice.-- Zleitzen (Talk) 12:55, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
I created a dab page. Since a country is by far the most notable use, it should stay at Montserrat. Guettarda 19:35, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Haiti

Portal:Haiti is up and running. Please take a look and add anything which might improve the page.-- Zleitzen(talk) 17:51, 1 March 2007 (UTC)


Linking to Haiti

I tried to link to my own site which in the eyes of some I guess makes me a spammer, and the link was anyway removed. The site has lots of images from Haiti, recent, and of a decent quality, and some info as well. I find the link could be useful to people as it can be hard to find good visual impressions of the country. Would it be a problem if I try to link to it again?

Nana Bjørnlund 12:14, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Jamaica

Portal:Jamaica is also now up and running. Improvements needed.-- Zleitzen(talk) 17:09, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Good job on both of these. Guettarda 17:20, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Project scope

A quick question on project scope - should we include people who are of Caribbean descent but have never lived in the Caribbean, such as the people in Category:People of Puerto Rican descent? Jwillbur 00:47, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello Jwillbur, although that sounds like a decent move, I actually feel the work involved would be too much. There are simply 100s of biographies out there that would meet that criteria, and there are perhaps numerous time sapping ambiguities involved (is someone whose mother is Jamaican and father Welsh included etc?) The scope of this project is already vast, for instance; there are 1300 articles on Cuban subjects alone.-- Zleitzen(talk) 00:54, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
I agree, but I figured I'd see what everyone else thought about it. Some such articles have already been tagged, if no one objects, then we should go through all the "People of X descent" categories and untag them. Jwillbur 01:41, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Basically the point of tagging is saying "we see this as being within the scope of this project", not "we can justify describing them as being of the Caribbean". If the coverage is uneven, so be it.
It's a judgement call. I don't see any advantage in a hard and fast rule. But I see no reason to un-tag. Guettarda 03:26, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

British African-Caribbean community

There's a guy making a mess of the detailed refs and content notes on one of our featured articles British African-Caribbean community, could other project members pay close attention please.-- Zleitzen(talk) 00:07, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


I am interested in linking resources from my book, Land of Dreams (which is identified in the text as useful further reading) to this article. Could Zleiten or someone contact me to talk me through this - I have no experience of Wikipedia! Simon Taylor englishprofessor4t@yahoo.co.uk

Writersblocked

Writersblocked 22:21, 30 May 2007 (UTC)




Food and drink

I am wondering if caribbean specific food and drink articles should be in the scope of this project? Today I did a little fixing up to the Mauby article and thought perhaps articles like this should be within Project Caribbean. Russeasby 14:52, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I think they should be included in the WikiProject, it's part of the culture of the Caribbean. Jwillbur 17:09, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Agree. Also, I've been revamping the Portal:Caribbean to allow for random selections on arrival, and have included a random National Cuisine article on that page if anyone wants to take a look.-- Zleitzen(talk) 17:41, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

1833 0r 1834

The following message was left on my talk page (still there at top of page). It looks to me like it is correct about a consistent error but you are probably better qualified to track where it occurs--BozMo talk 18:35, 22 March 2007 (UTC):

Hello. Please pardon me if I'm in the wrong place to suggest needed edits (which I don't know how, nor feel qualified to make). The one needed is this: The link to the year 1834 includes a reference to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. When you go to the Abolition Act link, you discover that slavery was abolished in the B.E. in 1833. (This coincides with the bio article on William Wilberforce.) Whenever there was a reference to this in country profiles of West Indies (Caribbean) nations, the date is wrong there too: they consistently use the year 1834, NOT the correct one: 1833. Thanks. CLC

I saw something different. The Nation News paper in Barbados (Region marks end of slavery) stated the "Slave Trade Act" was enacted on March 25, 1807, but did not abolish slavery in British territories until 1833. CaribDigita 19:53, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Rumba and Rhumba

Whoever has written the article Rumba, an afro Cuban form of music based on drumming and chants, has got it confused with Rhumba a 1950s Cuban American form of jazz that is not the same thing, (Check this to confirm). The article Rumba therefore mixes the two in a way that is too difficult to extract on first glance. It needs to be rectified fast because its a major error on the part of wikipedia. Help would be welcomed.-- Zleitzen(talk) 19:27, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Help with images, licences, wikipedia requirements etc.

Hi there. I have some questions as it relates to images. Some people had posts "requesting images for article(s)" on a few articles of Barbados and I thought "ok". I should contribute some photos. However wikipedia has a very confusing licensing thing that they've got online now and I wonder if anyone has a understanding of the thing? E.g. what's the best license to use? Is it "GFDL?", "C.C.?", "GPL?". Is there anyway I can licence my photos just for noncommercial use? e.g. so they don't end up on so photoshop CD or something and then *that* company tells me-- that I'm infringing on their copyrighted image CD some day or something like that. I'd like to preserve the right where I can use the photos as well on my own website one day (hence why I took them) but I don't want to get shafted by some large company over my own photos. I don't care if other people use them or trade them but I think it's best if I keep large companies off them if at all possible. P.s. Wikipedia has an image upload tool. Should I use that? Or should I use WikiCommons for article based photos? What's the difference between uploading to either spot? CaribDigita 22:59, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello CaribDigita. I recommend going onto the commons and uploading them under the creative commons sharealike license which you can read about here [2] . Take a look at the blurb attached to this image: Image:Ridley road market dalston 1.jpg. The option is on the drop down box of the upload page and will protect the image and yourself from any company attempting to do what you describe.-- Zleitzen(talk) 02:07, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Assessments

I think User:Jwillbur deserves special commendations for his/her tireless work assessing articles for the project. 1000s of edits involved. Good work.-- Zleitzen(talk) 02:58, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Bilateral relations discussion

I would like to invite you all to participate in a discussion at this thread regarding bilateral relations between two countries. All articles related to foreign relations between countries are now under the scope of WikiProject Foreign relations, a newly created project. We hope that the discussion will result in a more clean and organized way of explaining such relationships. Thank you. Ed ¿Cómo estás? 18:52, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Latin cultures

Hello everyone! You may want to go to Latin cultures an participate in the article and discussion. There are a lot of disputed statements... The Ogre 12:42, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Saint-Martin

Because Dutch part and French part of island already gain separate status from Netherlands Antilles (will), Guadeloupe respectively, i think we should first started to re-cat the articles related to French half of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, and leave the cat Category:Saint Martin empty or include the environment/Natural history only. Matthew_hk tc 09:05, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree. It looks like you've done most of the work for Saint Martin already, good job. A category still needs to be created for Saint-Barthélemy. I've started creating separate categories for the other islands of the Netherlands Antilles, in anticipation of its dissolution. jwillburtalk 23:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

FAR

I have nominated Democratic Labour Party (Trinidad and Tobago) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. DrKiernan 08:33, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Expert review: National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago

As part of the Notability wikiproject, I am trying to sort out whether National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago is notable enough for an own article. I would appreciate an expert opinion. For details, see the article's talk page. If you can spare some time, please add your comments there. Thanks! --B. Wolterding 15:59, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Jamaica task force

I'm new to this project, but I've been editing on Wikipedia for about a year now, mostly with WP:AIR ariticles. I've done some editing on some Jamaica-related articles recently, and noticed that there wasn't a project to help co-ordinate such pages. It might be best to start out as a task force at first, especially if only a few members are interested in helping out. If the task force grows, we could expand to a full project at a later point. Comments? - BillCJ 03:34, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind. I've left WIkipeida for the near future. - BillCJ 03:10, 21 August 2007 (UTC) Back. - BillCJ 00:16, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Please, Please, Please!

Please, Anybody that wants to join The force to make a better Santiago de los Caballeros article be pleased to join the article to make it more clear. Anybody with direct relation to the city and which has a lot of history of the city be please to add it up in the article. The article is very defficient in this topics:

  • Economy of Santiago
  • History of Santiago
  • Government Of Santiago
  • Culture Of Santiago
  • Growth and Development
  • Tranportation In Santiago

Please Help!I have a lot images to add into the article but i need help with the info!

I would Like to add to any fellow wikipedia that is of Dominican Descent to please help make the Dominican Republic article and the dominican Towns and cities much more comprehensive.EdwinCasadoBaez 02:46, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

image in need of copyright tag

Hi, anyone know whether parliament images in Jamaica are public domain? Image:070907191419brucegoldinga20060504rb.jpg John Vandenberg 05:09, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Loogaroo and Vampire

Hi all, a couple of us are working up vampire to FAC, and there's a stubby bit on loogaroo mentioned. I was wondering if anyone had a book on caribbean folklore which mentions them which could work as an inline ref. Also it'd be good to expand teh article at loogaroo too. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:31, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Merge of Tourist apartheid into Tourism in Cuba

Opinions are welcome. Thank you. --victor falk --victor falk 12:22, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

looking for assistance with NYC's Labor Day Carnival the West Indian-American Festival

It is my opinion that editor, Fodient is pushing a biased POV on the Crown Heights, Brooklyn Labor Day Carnival by consistently insisting that it is particularly "violent" event. CyntWorkStuff 06:52, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Cuba

Hello everyone. The Cuban Portal has not been edited since early June, and has only received main contributions from one user, User:Zleitzen, who has stated that he/she is inactive for the foreseeable future (last edit on September 29, 2007, after no edits since July 23, 2007). The News section is completely outdated, although articles, pictures, and quotes are in a random quotation, so those aren't affected much. We need a dedicated user(s) who will take a little time of his/her week and update the page, by adding current news every few days and presenting articles, pictures, and quotes when good ones are found.

If the Portal isn't updated regularly, it may be automatically de-featured, since it may fail the FPO criteria #3(4): Featured portals that require maintenance and are not updated for three or more months are summarily demoted.

I'd offer myself for the job, but I'm already maintaining the Portal:Puerto Rico, and I'll be working on featuring other Portals soon. So, any volunteers? - Mtmelendez (Talk) 02:40, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Proposed merger with WikiProject Dominican Republic

The above listed project, Wikipedia:WikiProject Dominican Republic is listed as being inactive. Propose merging the above project in as a work group of this project. John Carter 22:04, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject inactive?

Is this project still active? -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 15:38, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Peer Review section?

I am a member of fellow Puerto Rico WikiProject, as part of my work in said project I recently created a peer review request and was unable to locate a link to a Peer Review section in this project's main page, so I posted a link to the request under the "Peer Review" header on the main page of this project, my question is if this is the standard in this project. - 19:50, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

The 2nd paragraph in the Saint Martin entry is confusing: does the reference to British history in the island mean that english is the primary spoken language? Ahuimanu (talk) 07:30, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Articles tagged for notability issues

WikiProject Notability has sorted articles with notability tags by their relevant WikiProjects here. These are the Caribbean-related articles and the date they were tagged. All these articles already appear on the project to-do list, but these few are more likely to be deleted than the rest.

They need to be expanded by using reliable sources or tagged for deletion if they really are non-notable. jwillbur 01:41, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Bynoe is a test cricketer, so he meets the standards of notability set by that WikiProject. "Aunty Kay" and Denise Belfon meet any standard of notability. As for the J'can Conference of Trade Unions...I can't figure out what's missing in terms of notability there. The rest probably need some refs. Guettarda (talk) 14:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Anthony Ocaña is bringing back 44,000 Yahoo! hits, there are some potential references in there wich should be enough to establish notability. - Caribbean~H.Q. 14:15, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Theatre and actors in Saint Domingue

When was the first theatre founded in Haiti? It would be interesting to read about the first theatres and some of the actors and actresses in 18th century Haiti. The articles about the History of Haiti on Wikipedia neclects pre-revolutionary history. Perhaps understandebly, yes, but it does not give a very complete view. It would be interesting to read about known people in 17th and 18th century Haiti; now, there is very little outside the political figures. --85.226.235.178 (talk) 11:20, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

You are right that there is not much on Wikipedia about pre-revolutionary Haiti, especially outside of politics and war. The closest thing we have on Wikipedia is Antoine Dupré, a playwright active during and immediately after the Revolution. I'm not an expert on the topic, but here's what I got from a few minutes of Google and JSTOR searching: This book talks about a theater in Cap-Français and says it was the oldest in Saint-Domingue, but doesn't give its name or when it was founded. There is an article in the Black Music Research Journal by David M. Powers which states that plays were performed in Saint Domingue as early as 1740, that there were at least eight theaters in Saint Domingue, and that the first one in Port au Prince was founded in 1762. As for theater people, two sisters named Lise and Minette were the most popular performers, according to the journal article. This book also mentions them. Both the book and the article also mention a producer and director named Labbé. If you can read French, Jean Fouchard wrote a couple books on the topic of early Haitian theater.
I'm sure there is more information out there, but it is not very prevalent on the web, so you will probably have to go to a library to find more answers. jwillbur 05:26, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for answering! I hope someone will write about this sometime- Haiti, all countrys, was and is more than politics and war. The tips you gave was much interesting. I'll try and search some more. Thanks again!--85.226.235.178 (talk) 13:26, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
I have written some about Lise and Minette in the article Minette (actress), and about Jeanne-Marie Marsan, another popular actress in Saint Domingue. --Aciram (talk) 13:30, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Awesome, I somehow missed those articles when searching Wikipedia. If you add some inline citations, they might qualify for DYK. jwillbur 17:18, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Coat of arms of the Federation of the West Indies

[[:Does anyone know where to find a graphic depiction of the Coat of arms of the Federation of the West Indies? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 22:10, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Category:Homophobia in Jamaican music

Related to our project, I just nominated Category:Homophobia in Jamaican music for deletion. Comments from members of the Caribbean community will be welcomed. Rasadam (talk) 22:10, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

West Indian cricket team in England in 1988

I thought you guys would like to know that this article will appear on Main Page on May 7th, the 20th anniversary of the start of the tour. It's been a while since the article was promoted, so the cricket WikiProject (WP:CRIC) is doing some renovation work on the article in time for the 7th, and you guys are warmly invited to come along and help out. And we anticipate bags of vandalism on the 7th, so definitely keep an eye out that day! Cheers, --Dweller (talk) 11:50, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/El-A-Kru

Input from the Caribbean project on this Soca band would be appreciated. The deletion discussion is here Voceditenore (talk) 05:47, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Draft Guidelines for Lists of companies by country - Feedback Requested

Within WikiProject Companies I am trying to establish guidelines for all Lists of companies by country, the implementation of which would hopefully ensure a minimum quality standard and level of consistency across all of these related but currently disparate articles. The ultimate goal is the improvement of these articles to Featured List status. As a WikiProject that currently has one of these lists within your scope, I would really appreciate your feedback! You can find the draft guidelines here. Thanks for your help as we look to build consensus and improve Wikipedia! - Richc80 (talk) 18:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Great Guana Cay page has map of the wrong island

I'm familiar with the Abaco Islands area of the Bahamas, and noticed that the map shown for Great Guana Cay, on the page of that name, shows a map of an island that is not the one with Kidd's cove, the 5.5 mile beach, the reefs, etc... There are other Guana Cays (Bitter Guana, for example), and I'm not sure if the one on the map is another Great Guana Cay, but it's definitely not the one discussed in the text.

The Great Guana Cay discussed in the text is a handful of miles north of Marsh Harbor, in the Abacos chain. The map pictured should be removed and ideally replaced with a correct one.

Alternatively, the page could be clarified to discuss multiple 'Great Guana Cay's if there are more than one.

216.41.24.3 (talk) 16:52, 26 June 2008 (UTC)djtaq

I swapped out the map for one of the whole Bahamas. I wish we had a labeled close-up map of the Abaco Islands. It seems that there is a second "Great Guana Cay" in the Exumas (see this map, for example) between Bitter Guana and Little Farmer's Cays. No article on that one yet, but I've added a note to the top of Great Guana Cay. — jwillbur 20:25, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 22:11, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Ibo loa

This was a requested article which I made which you might feel needs to be improved upon.:) As my geography is appalling, I don't know if I'm letting the right project know or anything, if not I apologise. Sticky Parkin 00:05, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Little San Salvador

We used to anchor in what is now Half Moon Cay before the cruise line bought the Island. It was quiet, no one around except sailboats seeking a safe refuge/harbour. Pristine beach. Such a shame that there are now buildings and tourists. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.7.174.133 (talk) 02:00, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

The Skatalites

Please, assess this article. May it be at WikiProject Jamaica's scope with high or mid importance? --Nagasheus (talk) 12:31, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Caribbean

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

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1928 Okeechobee hurricane

The 80-year anniversary of this storm is fast approaching, and the information on the storm in the Leeward Islands is badly lacking. The article is featured and has been considered for front-page inclusion but the shortage of information in certain areas, particularly Guadeloupe, is a major problem. WP:WPTC editors have been unable to find any good sources on the Guadeloupe effects, probably mostly because the country is French-speaking. Do you have anyone who can help? — jdorje (talk) 03:44, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Image needs replacement

Hello all...

An image used in the Callaloo article, specifically Image:Amaranthus spinosus c.jpg, has a little bit of a licensing issue. The image was uploaded back when the rules around image uploading were less restrictive. It is presumed that the uploader was willing to license the picture under the GFDL license but was not clear in that regard. As such, the image, while not at risk of deletion, is likely not clearly licensed to allow for free use in any future use of this article. If anyone has an image that can replace this, or can go take one and upload it, it would be best.

You have your mission, take your camera and start clicking.--Jordan 1972 (talk) 21:53, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Just one more place to geocode in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Diamond Village, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is now the last article about a place in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to lack geographic coordinates. I can't find it on any maps; does anyone know its latitude/longitude coordinates? -- The Anome (talk) 02:09, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

According to the book I have ISBN 981-234-067-1 (Pg. 318) "Diamond" is located on the east coast of Saint Vincent island (proper). Just north of "North Union" and south of "Friendly".

Monroe Doctrine

Can somebody check out the string of recent edits to Monroe Doctrine? Thanks, Grsz11 →Review! 04:12, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Deletion discussion

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bahamian British Badagnani (talk) 00:43, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Result

As usual in these cases, the entire text of the article was deleted rather than merged. See Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Bahamian_British. Badagnani (talk) 00:43, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

There was virtually no content to merge. Just a population figure which is already featured in other articles. Cordless Larry (talk) 09:17, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Miss Dominican Republic 1969

I have edited many times the subject page, but the original contributor of the page changes back the information.

The date of the event, where the contest was celebrated, the names of the participants and other information there are wrong.

I have proof from newspaper clips and articles Published in local magazine of the names ofthe participant as well as pictures to support my allegations. What can be done to have the correct information in this page? --Juliaaltagracia (talk) 03:32, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Cricket Grounds

I could help with the cleanup and rewrite of cricket ground articles. Aaroncrick(Tassie talk) 21:37, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Images Of Cricket Grounds

Can people living in the Carribean please take or upload photos of these cricket grounds in the Caribbean?

Images on all other grounds are welcome and with more images, I'll be able to expand the articles even more. Aaroncrick(Tassie talk) 22:32, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

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Shadow

Suggestion to merge Mighty Shadow with Shadow (calypsonian) makes sense, they do refer to the same people. MissParker (talk) 13:19, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Done --  R45  talk! 03:06, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

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Flavorite Ice Cream

This article needs references immediately or it may be deleted. If this company really is as big as the lead indicates, then finding refs should be no problem. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:27, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

It is big (not sure of it is "the" leading, there is also Wilies Ice Cream. They are the top two.). It is definitely notable, problem is Trinidad Newspapers have pretty bad archive searches so finding sources isn't quite that simple. I'll try to look for some if I get some time. --  R45  talk! 03:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • This company is one of the more prominent Ice Cream makers in the country. As noted. Perhaps NALIS has something more about them. CaribDigita (talk) 13:31, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Panamá - Caribbean or Central American?

Maps show the Isthmus of Panamá as the land bridge between North and South American continents, but most Panamanians consider themselves to be part of the Caribbean. So maybe that's why Panamá is not listed as either one? On the Rivers of Central America and the Caribbean, there is not anything about Panamá! It has hundreds of rivers, the two most important ones are the Sixola which forms part of the western border between Panamá and Costa Rica on the Caribbean coast, and the Chagres -- the one that drove the French nuts when they tried to dig a canal across the isthmus but the American engineers tamed to feed the Panama Canal, which itself is more like a controlled river flowing between two oceans from a man-made lake,named Gatun. The rivers page needs the intelligent hand of a knowledgeable geographer not the father of a son whose homework led him to this page .. and its obvious missing information. Sons Guide (talk) 12:41, 7 April 2009 (UTC)7 April 09

Goat meat

You guys might be interested in the new Goat meat article - and might be able to {{globalise}} it a bit, it's currently up for DYK with the implication that it's some delicacy for the US middle-classes. There must be some goat curry angle there, somewhere.... Le Deluge (talk) 04:54, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.

Just a heads up - I've tagged this new stub with your project. APK is ready for the tourists to leave 14:01, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

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Whale island

The link for Whale island leads to an island in Rhode Island instead of the Virgin Islands —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.247.144.92 (talk) 08:09, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Online references

Online references are requested for the article on Sint Eustatius (Netherland Antilles). There is documentation, but from books and such. The Wikipedia article is about the only thing on the internet about this island. Eventually someone, who wants/needs to publish something about this place, will establish a website. Until then, this hid-away isle deserves to remain as it is. DUden (talk) 04:17, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

A vote to move Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to Elizabeth II is being held at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. —what a crazy random happenstance 02:58, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Haitian Americans

I don't know how much of a link a person should have to Haiti to make the list of Haitians. Since there is a list of Haitian Americans, shouldn't the Haitian Americans be taken off the list of Haitians if they weren't born in Haiti? Is there a precedence for this? Examples of people I believe should be taken off the list of Haitians are Elvis Dumervil, Pierre Thomas (American football), Pierre Garcon. These people were born in the U.S. and do not have Haitian citizenship that I could find evidence of. There are many others. It seems to me if these people are to be left on the list of Haitians then the list of Haitian Americans should be deleted entirely and those people should just be placed on the list of Haitians. Is it OK to do this myself? Also I took it upon myself to change Pierre Thomas to Pierre Thomas (American football) because the Pierre Thomas link is a France born author. On a side note I'm new to Wikipedia so if I violated any Wiki rules or etiquette please let me know. Kgromann (talk) 02:31, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

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Expanding Plymouth, Montserrat

The article on Plymouth has nothing about the city before its destruction. Some expansion would be good --AW (talk) 06:09, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Haitian National Police

Their appears to be discrepancies in some parts of this article for instance in the opening statements they talk about increasing the number of Police Officers to 14,000 by 2012, but in the paragraph headed Strength this number is stated as 12,000 by 2012. I seriously push to have sources verified so information like this can be corrected and made accurate.

Anthony 1l (talk) 03:16, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Misuse of "is"

There are many instances of statements about how "Jamaica is..." that end with "in 1999." This is poor grammar and leads to confusion about what the current situation is. Updating the information or correcting the sentences would be helpful. Jabreau (talk) 23:20, 4 February 2010 (UTC)Jeff 02/03/09

Trypanosoma antiquus and Triatoma dominicana

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Photo request

Would someone mind photographing the Air Jamaica headquarters at 76 Harbour Street, Kingston? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 10:56, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

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JUST CURIOUS. IF YOU STATE THAT A COUTRY IS AN INDEPENDENT PLACE, WHY IS CAYMEN ISLAND LISTED AS A COUNTRY WHEN IT IS A OVERSEAS TERRITORY OF BRITAIN. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.191.173.34 (talk) 00:00, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

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Madras (costume)

I have just created the article Madras (costume), it has been shortlisted for a DYK. Anyone interested in making sure an idiot from another country has failed to understand a Caribbean country, please edit the article. FruitMonkey (talk) 23:51, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Pictuers of Jamaican settlements

Hi, I have many pictures of small villages and settlements in Jamaica, I just looked at the Duncans entry and there's no picture... I have several early morning shots of Duncans that may be suitable.

Esfoci (talk) 14:13, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

2010 Central American and Caribbean Games

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Sports

Medal table

not much can be done here since the games have not started but at least the article can be started;

for the countries use the following template Template:Infobox Country at the Central American and Caribbean Games

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Puerto Rico
2 Mexico
3 Colombia
4 Venezuela
5 Suriname
6 Dominican Republic
7 Jamaica
8 El Salvador
9 Barbados
10 Guatemala
11 Panama
12 Costa Rica
13 Netherlands Antilles
14 Trinidad and Tobago
15 Cayman Islands
16 Virgin Islands
17 Guyana
18 [[Image:Flag_of_Template:Country IOC alias BVI.svg|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] [[Template:Country IOC alias BVI at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games|Template:Country IOC alias BVI]]
19 Bahamas
20 Haiti
21 Honduras
22 Grenada
23 Saint Kitts and Nevis
24 Saint Lucia
25 Nicaragua
26 Antigua and Barbuda
27 Bermuda
28 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Problematic edits on Calypso

Hi

I am concerned that a user - Howie Bledsoe - is editing articles and not listening to advice. I tried to help him by copyediting one article for him, Lovey's String Band, put the refs in properly and left a note on his talk page User_talk:Howie_Bledsoe#Editing with advice on how to improve his edits.

I have told him that he needs to check his edits as there have been many cases of him incorrectly adding carriage returns and spaces. This is resulting in articles wiht 6 or 7 paragraphs ending up being one huge paragraph such as Calypso music(where the lead summary is now longer than the article itself) Wilmoth_Houdini, Blake Alphonso Higgs, Lionel Belasco, Harry Belafonte#Film career and Lionel Belasco.

You also now have a List of calypso musicians that is peppered with red links introduced mainly by him.

He is also refusing to add edit summaries, in the around 100 edits he has done there is NOT ONE summary

Can someone have a look at his work please before this gets out of hand.

He is a new user and I am trying to give him leeway before starting more vigourous methods of control

(I have also posted this on the Calypso portal and the WikiProject Musicians)

Thanks...Chaosdruid (talk) 16:31, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Trinidad and Caribbean / Latino Food

Please note when writing articles about the foods from these regions:

1. Although cassava is the same thing as yucca, we do not call the veggie cassava. Its is known as a yucca. 2. There is no such thing as a frying a green banana ... it is a fried plantain or as we call it a plantano. 3. Also a habanero is much weaker in strength than a scotch bonnet. 4. Northern Mexico's food is more in tune with the SW United States (Texas, etc - Not Latino). It is not similar to the rest of Latin America's food. The rest of us do not eat flat corn hard tacos, unless it is a Dorito or Taco Bell. We also do not use jalapeños much in cooking (they are a side dish), soft chorrizo, or a lot of cilantro in our food. 5. People in the Caribbean eat more fish & chicken than beef or pork. We also use more lime than lemon.

All I want is for those writing the various articles to stop basing them on Arizona, Texas, and Northern Mexico. That's not "Latino", its US "Anglo-American". Louisiana creole is much closer to what is eaten from Southern Mexico to Argentina.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sentrix (talkcontribs) 18:36, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

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Jean Baptiste Riché

The article on Riché says he was born a slave of unknown parents in 1780. What source is there for this? I study free people of color in pre-revolutionary Haiti and I have seen numerous records related to a free family of color named Riché in the area of Cap Haitien. Jean-Baptiste was a name given to at least one member of this family. I always assumed that the revolutionary leader and short-time President was a member of this family. Any comments?

Bondservants in Jamaica

I've noticed that I haven't seen anything about bondservants in the history of Jamaica. There is information about the Tainos, the British, the Spanish, the Africans, as well as the indentured labourers who came from Asia; but absolutely no information on the people who came from Europe under contract work. Can this be addressed soon please?

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It's now at FAC, see Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Magnum Rolle/archive1. ~EDDY (talk/contribs/editor review)~ 18:34, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

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Hello,

I live on Lubbers Quarters, Abaco, Bahamas. You refer to it as Lubbers Quarters Cay this is a general misconception. Even though many of our islands are called Cays this one was given the designation of a Quarters making Lubbers Quarters Cay a redundant statement kind of like saying Madison Avenue Boulevard. It is also written so on the original survey maps.
Thank you,

Patrick Stewart Cracker P's Bar & Grill Lubbers Quarters

Abaco, Bahamas 

crackerps@gmail.com www.crackerps.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.7.220.130 (talk) 18:49, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

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Popular pages

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Beaches FC

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Where's Our Barnstar?

I would like to suggest that we create our own Caribbean Barnstar. Any artists in the house? (mikomango (talk) 07:42, 29 November 2010 (UTC))

Proposed deletion of Kralendijk Municipal Stadion

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Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez

Please consider expanding. AgadaUrbanit (talk) 22:18, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Anglophone Caribbean or Commonwealth Caribbean?

I propose a move of the Anglophone Caribbean page to Commonwealth Caribbean. The former term isn't in common use and appears to be effectively a Wikipedia construct. See Google book results:

Thoughts? Jonchapple (talk) 11:08, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Mfd notice of Wikipedia:WikiProject Mercosur

I have nominated Wikipedia:WikiProject Mercosur for deletion at WP:MFD. Please comment here for any concerns. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk) 01:10, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Having perused through the pages entitled "English people of Jamaican Origin" I have to completetly disagree with your premise. None of these people are English! They may be British as may anyone from any country in the world who wishes to become a naturalised Briton. But English..never. There is a very big difference between English, Scottish, Irish & Welsh and British. You try telling any Scotsman, Irishman or Welshman that he is British and he will probably have you by the throat! The same applies to an Englishman. The sooner people accept that we are all different ethnic nationalities and learn to live with each other as that, the better. There is nothing wrong with being proud of who you are or where your ethnic origins lie. These people on your list should be proud of being of Jamaican and their heritage and stop trying to be someone they're not. In the USA it's almost compulsory to "fly the flag". Here it's a dirty word to call yourself English but it's Ok if you're Scottish, Irish or Welsh. Someone's got to stand up for the English and be counted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.109.123.86 (talk) 12:31, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

"American Indians"

See Talk:Native Americans in the United States where it is to be renamed to a term that uses "American Indian" without any mention of the United States. As "American Indian" has been used to describe aboriginal peoples of the Caribbean in the past, this might be of interest to you. 65.93.15.213 (talk) 05:26, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

History of the Jews in Jamaica

Majority of article was a copyvio of an earlier dated web page - it's now a shadow of it's former self. You might want to consider requesting deletion.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:47, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

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Maritime borders

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I don't know where else to post this, but I've started an effort to draw the maritime borders on a map of the Caribbean. The borders of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are the only borders currently on the map, for which I found a nice source (the Dutch Ministry of Defence, see the image's summary). Everyone is welcome to join the effort and draw as many borders as possible, though based on official sources. Styath (talk) 20:54, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Template:West Indian American and Template:Caribbean American

I see some recent churning in Template:West Indian American and Template:Caribbean American. Neither template has anything on its talk page. I find the current state of those two templates confusing, but I do not feel competent to sort them out. -- Donald Albury 21:47, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Caribbean will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Caribbean's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 23:20, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Geographical size of Half Moon Cay article?

I get the "total" size. What I'd like to know is how wide and long the island is? Can anyone tell me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.202.36.169 (talk) 01:02, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Proposed New Article Gender inequality in the Caribbean

Hey everyone. I am proposing a new article on Gender inequality in the Caribbean. The general aim is to extend knowledge on Wikipedia about gender relations in the Caribbean region. I will be using scholarly articles and other well recognized books and sources on gender disparities to complete this article. It will be an invaluable addition to the Wiki Project Caribbean. I will focus on gender disparities in education, healthcare, and the workforce. The Caribbean is under represented on Wikipedia as are the issues of gender inequalities around the world. I am working on this project with the guidance of skilled professors at Rice University and a banner about our project can be found one the talk page of the article. Any feedback and suggestions for improvement will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Bellechic (talk) 23:11, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Hurricane Lenny

Just a heads up, the aforementioned article is now at FAC. The hurricane caused serious damage across the eastern Caribbean, get this, in November. And, it struck from the west, which is unheard of. Some feedback would be interested, notably if the coverage is lacking for any islands. The storm was recent enough that people in the project might remember it. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:06, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

New article on Jamaican Patois bible

I've started a new stub for the upcoming Jamaican Patois translation of the Gospel of Luke: Jiizas: di Buk We Luuk Rait bout Im. Any help is appreciated, including a scan of the cover if anyone can get a hold of an advance copy, or once it's released. MatthewVanitas (talk) 19:23, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean


I’m interested in substantially editing the existing article HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. The current entry is in need of improvement in many areas. As the second-most affected region in the world, the Caribbean needs an article that fully details its HIV/AIDS crisis. In comparison to the HIV/AIDS in Africa article, this article has very little information and no real references. I hope to add sections on the history of the disease in the region, some of the factors that have perpetuated its spread, groups that have been severely affected, examples of how the disease has affected Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cuba, as well as some of the current responses for prevention and treatment being carried out by different countries. In these subsections, I hope to explore in detail the relation of HIV/AIDS to poverty, youth, gender, tourism, and homosexuality in the Caribbean. I plan on using sources such as the International Journal on STD & AIDS, The West Indian Medical Journal, Health Policy and Planning, the UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, and Science. I would greatly appreciate any feedback or suggestions that you all have, as I hope to make the HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean article as strong as possible. Twoods158 (talk) 05:46, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Education in Haiti

I am interested in revising the entry “Education in Haiti.” It is clearly evident that the “Education in Haiti” article exemplifies a poor quality article by the standards set out by Wikipedia. Many sections of the article make very few references and make many claims without supportive citations. I wish to add more content to the page. With an increase in the content on the page, the quality of the article will improve dramatically. I feel as if many aspects of the topic are missing such as the privatization of education, access and equity, funding, recent reforms and effects of the 2010 Earthquake on education, etc.

I will be exploring suitable references by exploring these journals: The Journal of Comparative Education, The Journal of Negro History, The Caribbean Quarterly, and Comparative Education Review. I will also explore articles from the World Bank, as well as official government documentation about education from the Haitian Government’s Ministry of Education.

I would appreciate any feedback that would help me on my quest to revise this entry. Any suggestions on possible difficulties or certain references to explore, or general comments about possible sections that should be included in the revised entry would be greatly appreciated.

Kdumelle13 (talk) 12:46, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Just lettin' y'all know

Proving once and for all that I'm a giant wikignome, I just wanted to bring to the attention of this WikiProject that I'm a Canadian who doesn't know Caribbean politics from a hole in my head, and depending on one's time zone it's currently December 1 — and yet I've ended up doing quite a bit of overdue cleanup work in the past 12 hours or so on both Turks and Caicos Islands general election, 2012 (which was three weeks ago) and Bahamian general election, 2012 (which was seven months ago.)

My guess is that the Bahamian one never really got dealt with because {{Bahamas general election, 2012 comprehensive}} was needlessly confusing, making extensive use of "timeline" coding to visualize the election percentages — accordingly, what I've done is to import a simplified version of the table that we use for Canadian election results, so that the coding was a lot less complex. That done, it ended up being quite easy to locate a proper source to complete the table with the appropriate numbers.

But just wanted y'all to be aware that some gaps are getting noticed and worked on. Bearcat (talk) 06:14, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Section 69 subsection (1) of the Jamaican Constitution states that "There shall be in Jamaica a Cabinet which shall consist of the Prime Minister and such number of other Ministers (not being less than eleven) selected from among Ministers appointed in accordance with the provisions of section 70 of this Constitution as the Prime minister may from time to time consider appropriate"(Constitution of Jamaica).72.27.134.211 (talk) 05:03, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

I have been looking at the page "Demographics of the Dominican Republic".

I am confused by the following which appears below CIA World Factbook statistics: "Population: 3,098 (November 2011 est)".

Surely the population of the Dominican Republic is about 9.5 million as shown near the top of the article, not 3,098.

3,098 happens to be the height (in meters) of the republic's highest mountain, Pico Duarte.

Patrick Fagg - Jan 10 2013 - p.silvers@claro.net.do

201.229.149.220 (talk) 13:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Dutch West Indies

In the Dutch West Indies, they speak Dutch and English. They need to rectify that 2 languages are spoken in the Dutch West Indies. It includes Curacao, Aruba and Sint Eustatius. My family and ancestors lived there over 500 years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Owance54 (talkcontribs) 01:00, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Demographics in Sint Eustatius

There is no demographics of people or ethnic groups in Sint Eustatius. Please someone tell the demographics of the island and more history about the Jewish Population. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Owance54 (talkcontribs) 01:19, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Providenciales map error

The map in the Wikipedia entry for Providenciales shows the Turks and Caicos Islands to be in the North Atlantic Ocean rather than the Caribbean. Someone might want to fix this obvious error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.225.241.71 (talk) 19:54, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Aruban people, Curaçao people, Sint Maarten people categories

It's proposed to rename Category:Aruban people, Category:Curaçao people and Category:Sint Maarten people - see the discussion here. Le Deluge (talk) 20:31, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

"America"

The usage of "America" is up for discussion, see talk:America -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 04:02, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

History of Puerto Rico

I have nominated History of Puerto Rico for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --Philpill691 (talk) 18:38, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Google Maps and the "Explore a location through geographically based Wikipedia articles"

I posted this on the Arrondissements of Haiti talk page but also wanted to mention it here. I use Google Maps quite often to look up a place I am reading about. I especially like it because of the option it has to give me a snippet of a Wikipedia article related to a location and then if I wish to read the whole article I can easily open it from there. Anyway, I was looking up something in Mumbai, India and after I found what I was looking for, I began just browsing through some of the Wikipedia links. I am especially intrigued by the things that are shown as being in the middle of a large body of water, such as the Arabian Sea off the west coast of Indian. Imagine my surprise when I began reading about places with French names. Odd to me since I knew India has such a major British influence and well, Britain and France don't have the best of histories to say the least. So as I began reading more closely, I noticed the places were Haitian Arrondissements, which explained the French names. But what were they doing in the Arabian Sea was my next question. I didn't recall Haiti being near India from my various world geography lessons in school. So I started checking the articles and quickly found out why they were showing up in the Arabia Sea rather than the Caribbean. The ones appearing in the Arabian Sea had the longitude coordinate listed as x°y'z" EAST rather than the correct x°y'z" WEST. So below is a list of the places I changed. There are two non-arrondissements I changed as well; the coordinates for the Battle of Estrelleta and Rivière de l'Estère.


Also fixed the following place names in Haiti

WayneyP (talk) 01:24, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Complaint at the helpdesk

Some wrote a complaint about Francisco del Rosario Sánchez at: Wikipedia:Help_desk#complaint. Can anyone here help? XOttawahitech (talk) 19:25, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Americas

FYI, there's a proposal to create a western hemisphere coordinating project above NA/SA/etc. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Americas -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 05:47, 16 August 2013 (UTC)