The British Government was forced to defend it's colonies in the West Indies from their foundation from other European Powers. In the 1790's four-fifths of British overseas investment went to the development of it's colonies in the area. For this the government received approximately £31.5 million in taxes and duties. This was further increased by revenue raised from associated trade and commercial activity.
Within the following can be found a list of Army Regiments and Units employed to defend these colonies while under British rule and where applicable the Local Defence Forces raised at independence. This list is not complete and is subject to change.
A panoramic shot of the beautifully illuminated vehicles at the LBI (La Bonne Intention ) ground (picture by Cullen Bess-Nelson)
Our country (Guyana, located on main land South America - bordering the Caribbean, Venezuela, Dutch Guiana and Brazil) has prevailed, our people have prevailed’ President tells mammoth crowd at Diwali event.
There's a place of sanctuary in each one of us. It's a simple matter of understanding that this place exists and that we can go to this place anytime we choose.
St. Lucia, a lush tropical gem has two soaring peaks, where the Pitons shoots up to 2000 feet above the sea. St. Lucia is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide and has a shape of a mango and is located north of Trinidad and Tobago. This island has a population of 163,300 and the capital city is Castries with a population of 67,000. You will find tropical birds, orchards of fruits such as mango, banana, coconut and papaya trees. There are many sights and beaches to visit which keeps the tourist curious and wanting more.
History and People
From sunrise to sunset you can witness the rainbow of colors of the luscious tropical island of Jamaica. The ethnic diversity on this island has enriched her cultural expression which makes Jamaica a jewel of the Caribbean. Your experience on this tropical jewel will be cherished for a lifetime as many tourists return to experience more of her natural beauty.
Guyana, a country of exceptional natural beauty, is a splendid combination of the Caribbean and South America, with fascinating touches of a sometimes turbulent past. Perched on the north-east corner of the South American continent, Guyana stretches 450 miles from its long Atlantic coastline into dense equatorial forest and the broad savannah of the Rupununi.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, extending 750 miles, and is surrounded by mountains, plains, and deep valleys and over 200 bays and 289 beaches. Cuba has an area of 110,860 Sq Km and a population of 11 million. The capital of Cuba is Havana (La Habana) which is the largest city in the Caribbean where 60% of the population is Spanish descent, 22% is of mixed-race, 11% of African descent and 1% Chinese. This country has no plants or animals, including poisonous snakes, which are lethal to humans.
Cuba is one of the last countries where communism exists.
Bermuda's spectacular scenery takes you on a trip of exotic birds, colorful vegetation, beautiful beaches and resorts, exotic sceneries and secluded areas along with a wide variety of activities, tours and shopping.
Amongst the many beaches, some of the most popular ones are Tobacco Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Elbow and Sonington beaches.
With the jubilant and triumphant smiles on their faces, you would think that they had pedalled all the way from the Big Apple to Alberta as part of their travel adventures. Not quite, they flew. The smiles on their faces expressed the good times they had in Alberta.
Although there was no Times Square or Webster Hall with four levels of dance floors in New York city, Tony Azeem and Steve Tammero were ready to see what Alberta had to offer.
Checking out the Caribbean Restaurants & Clubs
Terrorism Alert While Travelling
Live your Caribbean fantasy at the Tobago Cays, a group of 4 uninhabited islands in the southern section of the Grenadines. While enjoying your stay in the Grenadines, charter a motor boat to the Tobago Cays where you will experience the joy of scuba diving, snorkeling, sun bathing and swimming in the blue Caribbean sea.
More Than Just A Party
"Without question, carnival had become a symbol of freedom for the broad mass of the population and not merely a season for frivolous enjoyment. It had a ritualistic significance, rooted in the experience of slavery and in the celebration of freedom from slavery.....Adopted by the Trinidad people it become a deeply meaningful anniversary of deliverance from the most hateful form of human bondage
-Professor Errol Hill in The Trinidad Carnival, 1972.
THE COTTON TREES whistled as the restless breeze gushed into the slightly opened window, cooling off the room. The youngster lay in bed observing the shadows from the cotton trees as it played and danced freely on the silky white curtain while the wind blew heavy on the outside. He meditated on the upcoming summer vacation, as his eyes grew heavy. He closed his eyes and silently fell asleep as faint wisps of the dream world took control of his soul.
A series of 5 books for girls and boys ages 10 and under. The size of each book is approximately 40 to 50 pages. Click red hyperlinks to view the first chapter of each book. In this series, the Cottonfield Kids were very young, they were ages 10 and under.