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Bahamas, The

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC
I. Social Facts The Bahamas is composed of around 700 islands all situated in the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Cuba and east of Florida. The name “Bahamas” has its roots in the Spanish words baja mar, meaning “shallow sea”. The capital city is Nassau, New Providence. The total population of the Bahamas is approximately 353,700. The majority of the religious communities in the Bahamas are Protestant Christian, with 35% Baptist, 15% Anglican, 8% Pentecostal, 5% Church of God, 5% Seventh-day Adventist, and 4% Methodist. 14% of the population is Roman Catholic. There are also small number…

Antigua and Barbuda

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Thomas Jones
I. Social Facts Antigua and Barbuda consists of two principal islands, along with a series of smaller uninhabited islands which include…

Saint Lucia

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Thomas Jones
I. Social Facts Saint Lucia has a land mass of approximately 617 sq. km and a total population of around 175,000 inhabitants. The island has very strong European links, which account for its present-day religious demographics, explored below. Saint Lucia is an island country situated to the northeast of Saint Vincent and northwest of Barbados. English is the official language of Saint Lucia and the capital ci…

Cuba

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Thomas Jones
I. Social Facts The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and a cluster of smaller islands, all located in the north of the Caribbean. Cuba has a population of 11.4 million. According to the 2012 Report on International Religious Freedom, produced by the United States Department of State, there are approximately 6 to 7 million Roman Catholics in Cuba. The Roman Catholic Church estimates that it has 7 to 8 million members in Cuba. This represents approximately 60-70% of the total Cuban population, comfort…

Haiti

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Lauren Quinn
I. Social Facts The name “Haiti” is derived from the language of the Taino Indians who inhabited the island before European colonization, and means “mountainous country”. Haiti is often described as one of the most densely populated areas in the world. According to recent surveys, its 27,750 square kilometers are home to approximately 9,893,934 people and around 0.14% of the world’s population as a whole.…

Grenada

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Thomas Jones
I. Social Facts Grenada is a count…