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Eye on The Caribbean
© Guy Mansfield/Panos Pictures
Many UK citizens have Caribbean connections. What's more, we use many things that once came from the Caribbean. Can you guess what these are? Roll over them to find out!

Can you think of any others?

Visit www.movinghere.org.uk/games/default.htm to play a game where you have to shop for ingredients of Caribbean dishes.Harry


JackLet's go back in time to see how these links began. Click on the timeline to find out more:

1400s 1500s 1600s 1700s 1800s early 1900s 1940s 1960s 1970s to today

Yvonne Hazlewood
© Tedross
CecileToday, some British people with Caribbean backgrounds are moving back to the islands. Others are moving to the Caribbean for the first time, like Yvonne Hazlewood - she was born in London but wants to live in Antigua, the birthplace of her parents. Click here to read an interview with Yvonne to find out why she is moving.

HarryFrom the interview with Yvonne, can you make a list of the reasons why:
  1. She wants to leave England?
  2. She wants to move to Antigua?
And do you think she is making a wise decision??


Eye on The Caribbean
© Simon Scoones/Worldaware
JackCaribbean people have always had influences from outside, including their language. English is spoken in Jamaica, yet Jamaicans have their own version of English, sometimes called patois. For Jamaicans, it is the real English!

HarryCan you speak in Jamaican English? Click here to print a list of Jamaican words and phrases. Have a conversation or write a letter to a friend using some of these words - you may use some of them already without knowing they are from the Caribbean!


JackCaribbean stories are linked to people's history too. Long ago, slaves would tell stories from their African homeland. In Jamaica, some of these stories are about ghosts, or duppies as they call them.

Uncle TimeClick on the icon to read one duppy story.

CecileFrom the story, how do you know that Uncle Time and the other characters in the story live in the Caribbean? Can you pick out some words that prove it?

I read some patois in the story - did you spot it? And can you work out what it means?Harry

JackThe story of Uncle Time mentions Anansi the spider, another popular character in Caribbean stories. Visit Global Eye Primary Spring 2004 to read one of the Anansi stories.


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