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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 Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden, and York, together with the Redonda Islands. The largest islands collectively cover an area of 281 sq. km. The population is approximately 89,000. The capital city is Saint John’s, on the Island of Antigua, which has a population of 24,200. According to the 2011 census, 74% of the population consider themselves to be Christian. 26% of the population is Anglican, representing the largest …

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 city is Castries, which is home to some 60,000 inhabitants. The island is divided into variou…


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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…


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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. Haiti is located in the subtropics on the western third of Hispaniola, the second-largest island in the Caribbean, which it shares with the Spanish-speaking…

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…


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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Thomas Jones
I. Social Facts Grenada is a country composed of seven separate islands. The largest islands are Grenada, which has 99,000 inhabitants, Carriacou with 8,000, and Petite Martinique with just under 1,000. The smaller islands include Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island, and Frigate Island. The country has a total population of approximately 109,000. The overwhelming majority of the population in Grenada is Christian. The four major religious groups are Roman Catholics, which represent 53% of the population, Anglicans,…