People Shots from SVG

The islanders have a rich history of cultural intrigue, slavery, war with colonial powers, — leading to a referendum for independence in 1979. Before colonization the Caribs (named by Columbus) ruled the island but were defeated by a group known as the Black Caribs, who later put up a fierce resistance to the British.  Most Vincentians are the descendants of African slaves brought to the island to work on plantations. There also are a few white descendants of English colonists, as well as some East Indians, Carib Indians, and a sizable minority of mixed race. The country’s official language is English, but listening on the dollar bus I could understand about one in three words – making interpretation a guessing game.  Here is a glimpse of their lives in picture.

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About Captain Howard

a speck of dust blowing in the wind with a modicum of wisdom, sailing experience and humor.
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2 Responses to People Shots from SVG

  1. liberalwarrior says:

    Where are the Pixs

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