Historical Free Caribbean Newspapers Online

For those of you who have ancestors/relatives from the Caribbean island countries, there are over 250 historical newspapers listed below that have been published over the last two hundred or so that may help you find some information and stories about them.

Listed are only those that are available online. As always, there are many more available via microfilm and in the original form via libraries and archives.

Please note that these are all free to search. Some are indexed, and some are not. You may see some duplicates – this is because the newspaper is provided on multiple online sites, so you may wish to search or browse each of the duplicates.


Antigua and Barbuda






British Virgin Islands




Dominican Republic




Honduras Bay Islands




Netherlands Antilles

Panama Canal Zone

Puerto Rico

Saint Barthelemy

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Sint Eustatius


Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting​!

4 replies on “Historical Free Caribbean Newspapers Online”

This is an amazing resources that’s led me to some great discoveries. A couple of the USVI links of interest to me link to an archive that’s just Cuban newspapers. I’ve tried to figure out where the link should go but I’ve had no luck. Can you check the links to early Stl Thomas papers?

The first 2 or 3 in the list are correct. I think the Cuban site has changed since I first included the VI papers. I will have to do further research. Sorry.

Thanks! I’ll check it out. I appreciate what you’ve done here. It a huge help. I’m trying to do research on my St. Thomas ancestors but I’m living in SE Asia, so need to work online. This resource is invaluable!

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