Highlights About the Caribbean
Our Introduction to the Caribbean
Technically, we define the Caribbean region as primarily consisting of those countries and territories (hereafter all called countries) called the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Culturally and in terms of immigration patterns to the United States, however, the Caribbean extends beyond the Antilles, and includes some countries in Central and South America.
Because of earlier colonization of many of these countries (and territories) by the English, Spanish, French and Dutch, many of these countries have multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-language (linguistic) characteristics.
- countries where the population is Afro-centric in all, or a significant, part; and
- (other Caribbean, Central American and South American countries from which a significant number of individuals now live in the United States and also identify themselves as from the Caribbean.
Although countries that have a Spanish dominance may technically be Caribbean, Health Power will pass them on to its Hispanic Channel for focus.
Health Power’s Caribbean and Caribbean National Flags
Our Channel Editors
Yvonne J. Graham, R.N., M.P.H., Editor, Health Power Caribbean Channel and Member of its Professional Advisory Council
In the capacity of Deputy Borough President of Brooklyn, a position assumed in 2001, Ms. Graham oversees health care policy, and is the Borough President’s primary representative and key advisor on health care, immigration and general welfare issues. A Registered Nurse, she earned her baccalaureate degree from St. Joseph’s College (NYC).
Kenton K. Kirby, Co-Editor, Health Power Caribbean Channel
From 1990 to 1995 Mr. Kirby worked in the New York City Health Department as a Community Liaison Worker and Public Information Specialist. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of the West Indies, and an Advance Degree in Journalism from the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin.