Archive for the 'Caribbean' Category

St. Martin’s new status

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

saint-martin-cia.gifThe northern portion of the island of St. Martin is now a separate French overseas territory, having divorced itself from Guadeloupe, the CIA reports.

The largest island of this new “country” is the Ile Tintamarre, a desolate-looking island of about 1.5 km sq off the northeast coast of St. Martin.

Curiously, the CIA repeats this error about St. Martin: “the island of Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent states, the French territory of Saint Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten.” As WorldIslandInfo has long reported, there are many smaller ones.

Map courtesy CIA.

Island-hopping in the Caribbean

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

For those not satisfied with one island, how to hop between Caribbean islands.