Caribbean Islands of the West Indies

The West Indies

Caribbean Islands - The West Indies is a large group of islands that separate the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.

They comprise three main island groups which are the Bahamas to the north; the Greater Antilles central and the Lesser Antilles southeast. 

The Bahamas (north) 

The Bahamas, is a country consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean; north of Cuba and Hispaniola; northwest of the Turks.

The Greater Antilles (central)

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The Greater Antilles are the  group of islands in the central Caribbean Sea. Comprising the islands of Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Hispaniola (containing the Dominican Republic and Haiti), Puerto Rico, and Jamaica, the Greater Antilles constitute over 94% of the land mass of the entire West Indies, as well as over 90% of its population.  Source: Wikipedia

The Lesser Antilles (southeast) 

The Lesser Antilles are a chain of islands to the east (running north-south and encompassing the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea where it meets the Atlantic Ocean) and south (running east-west off the northern coast of South America).  Source: Wikipedia

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) consist of fifteen islands with full membership plus five associated member states. 

Below is the list of member and associated member states of Caricom.

Caribbean Islands - Associated Member States

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