So, I'm pretty sure that "Caribbean Islands" is not a proper name. It should have been left at "Caribbean islands", per the Wikitravel:article naming conventions. We don't capitalize common names in titles. --Evan 12:17, 5 Aug 2004 (EDT)
Bermuda is just yet another exception to the rule, it is Caribbean-- based on identity, culture, affiliation and political ties. Just like Greenland is a part of "Europe" based on politics alone and not a part of the Americas. 184.108.40.206 CaribDigita
West Indies, Antilles
I wonder if West Indies might not be a better term to use here.
Good spot to reference---
The majority of caribbean islands have joined the joint marketing venture named the "Caribbean Tourism Organzation (CTO)" --based in Barbados. This site contains all of the links to the official state tourist boards online. [www.DoItCaribbean.com - Caribbean Tourism Organization] Good spot to start if anyone is just wanting to read-up on what's out there. 220.127.116.11 CaribDigita
Caribbean islands is a lame name
I can say that, because I think I named it.
Are they really in the Lesser Antilles ?
-- Beardo 18:23, 20 Feb 2006 (EST)
Netherlands Antilles in Lesser Antilles
Having the Netherlands Antilles listed as well Saba seems to be a little double. So either put all five islands of the Neth. Antilles in the list, or take Saba out. That way you have a little more consistancy in your list. Also if you have Saint Martin in the list for both sides of the island it might be nice to also add the official name for the Dutch side to the list, namely Saint Martin-Sint Maarten. The last is also the correct spelling of the name of the Dutch side in english.
Barbados airport code
Barbados should be BGI. BGT is Baghdad!!
Turks & Caicos and more
Turks & Caicos is not part of the Lesser Antilles, they should be grouped with "Other Islands" like the Bahamas are.
Aruba I am not sure if it is techincally part of the Lesser Antillies, I suspect it is technically not. It is ussually refered to as part of the ABC islands along with Bonaire and Curacou, to place the Netherland Antillies as a whole in the Lesser Antillies category is thus technically wrong, only Saba, Statia and Sint Maarten are in the Lesser Antillies . This is a common problem in the Caribbean, there are several naming conventions used. As previously suggested, West Indies would make more sense and be easier, as all the islands could be in a single group and Bahamas and T&C would not have to be simply called "Other Islands" and there would be no confusion about what belongs where.
For what its worth, most people living in these various islands call them the West Indies and never use the name Antillies. But some islands are an exception, notably the Dutch islands, US territories and Hispanolia do not refer to themselves as West Indian.
My best suggestion would be the following grouping:
Nothern Caribbean (cuba, PR, caymens, etc..) Virgin Islands (US, British and perhaps even Spanish (part of PR)) Eastern Caribbean (St. Martin down to Trinidad) ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacou) Exterior Islands (Bahamas, T&C, Bermuda) None of these islands are technically a Caribbean island at all, which at the very least should be noted, at the moment it is only noted for Bermuda.
Links to south american and central american counties in the Caribbean should also be included, as they are indeed considered part of the caribbean, the article name is after all Caribbean, not Caribbean Islands. Or change the article name.