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The Mother Colony – A Short Journey Through St. Kitts and Nevis’ History

The Mother Colony – A Short Journey Through St. Kitts and Nevis’ History

Before Christopher Columbus visited St. Kitts and Nevis on his second voyage in 1493, the islands had already been inhabited for thousands of years. Various groups may have reached the islands from Florida in the north or from South America. Some accounts tell of “Archaic” people, others, the Ciboney as being the earliest to arrive, followed by the Arawak, or Taino. The people who Columbus found when he arrived, were the Island Caribs, also known as the Kalinago, who migrated…

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St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis, a nation of two islands in the northern Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean, is our next destination at Island Profiles. The formal name of the country is The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis. It is a part of the commonwealth, is English speaking and recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Separated by a channel called The Narrows, the islands are mountainous and of volcanic origin. St. Kitts is…

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