Today, 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.
From the interview with Yvonne, can you make a list of the reasons why:
Caribbean 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!
Can 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!
Caribbean 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.
Click on the icon to read one duppy story.
From 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?
The 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.