Information on Flags of Caribbean Countries

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Anguilia, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands


The flag of Anguilia, a British overseas territory, has the British Union Jack in the upper left hand corner, and centered in the remaining field to the right of the Jack, a shield. The upper two-thirds of the shield is white, with three golden, jumping fishes in it. The lower third is pale blue. The field of the flag is dark blue.
The flag of Aruba, a Netherlands territory, is principally sky blue, with a four-pointed red star outlined in white in the upper left hand corner, and two yellow bands running across the lower third of the flag.
The flag of the Bahamas has a black triangle on the left hand side that juts about a third of the way across the flag. A wide yellow band runs from the point of the triangle across the rest of the flag. The rest of the flag is turquoise blue.
The flag of Barbados is divided into thirds, with the left and right third being dark blue. The center third is yellow, with a black trident centered in it.
The flag of the British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory, has the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner. The field is dark blue. Centered on the half of the flag opposite the Jack is a shield with a woman dressed in white, surrounded by twelve golden lamps.

The Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic


The flag of the Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory, also has the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner and a dark blue field. On the right, centered in the half of the flag opposite the Jack, is a shield with a complicated design. On the top of the shield is a large turtle with a sheaf of wheat on its back. Below the turtle, on the red field of the shield is a golden lion. Six wavy sections of alternating white and blue fill in the balance of the shield, and serve as backdrop for three green stars outlined in gold. Below the shield is a banner bearing the words, "He hath founded it upon the seas."
The flag of Cuba has a bright red triangle jutting about a third of the way across the flag. A white, five-pointed star is centered in the triangle. Five stripes fill the rest of the flag, alternating in blue and white.
The flag of Curacao, one of the Netherlands Antilles, is mainly dark blue, with a gold band crossing the flag about a quarter of the way down. In the upper left hand corner are two white stars.
The flag of Dominica is divided into four quarters. The background of the four sections is bright green. The flag is bisected in both directions by broad bands of yellow, black, and white. In the center of the flag is a red oval, with ten green stars evenly spaced around its outer edge. A big green and purple parrot stands in the center of the oval, facing left.
The flag of the Dominican Republic is divided into four quarters. On the left, the top quarter is blue and the bottom one is red; on the right, the top quarter is red and the bottom one is blue. A white cross separates the quarters from top to bottom and side to side.

Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico


The flag of Haiti is dark blue on the top half and bright red on the bottom.
The flag of Jamaica features a yellow cross that runs from corner to corner and divides the flag into four sections. The top and bottom sections are green and the left and right sections are black.
The flag of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, has a blue triangle on the left that juts about a third of the way across the flag. A white star is centered in the middle of the triangle. The rest of the flag is a series of five red and white stripes that alternate from top to bottom.

St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten


The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis is divided into three sections by a wide black band that starts at the lower left corner and ends at the upper right corner. The black band has two white stars in it, and a narrow border of yellow above and below it. The upper left section of the flag is green and the lower right section is red.
The field of the flag of St. Lucia is blue. In the center of the field is a yellow triangle imposed over a taller, black triangle with a white border.
The flag of St. Maarten, another of the Netherlands Antilles, has a white triangle jutting about a third of the way from the left side. Centered in the triangle is a blue shield, bordered in red, with a rising sun and a flying pelican above it. Below these images is one of the courthouse at Philipsburg. The motto "Semper Pro Grediens" appears on a banner below the shield. The point of the triangle rests at the dividing point between a broad red strip at the top and a blue strip at the bottom.

Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. Virgin Islands


The flag of Trinidad and Tobago is bisected from the upper left corner to the lower right corner by a broad black band with narrow white borders. The left and right sections on either side of the band are red.
The flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory, has a white field with a large gold eagle centered on it, facing left. On the eagle's chest, is a shield with a blue top and red-and-white striped bottom. In its left foot, the eagle holds an olive branch; in its right, it holds three blue arrows. On the left of the eagle is a large blue Roman numeral V, and on the right of the eagle, a large blue Roman numeral I.
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