Basseterre


Pierre Belain Sieur D’Esnambuc arrived in St. Kitts in 1625 on a vessel belonging to his comrade, Urbain Du Roissey.  They found here a Kalinago community, a few French sailors who had been shipwrecked on the island and were waiting for an opportunity to return to France and a small group of English colonists who had started to cultivate tobacco for export.  D’Esnambuc in particular liked the idea of growing a cash crop and after promoting the idea in France, the two men returned to the island the following year with a group of French colonists.  In both instances the French lan..


Basseterre - Central Street (2003)



Sir Probyn Innis

Sir Probyn Innis as born in St. Kitts where he received his primary and secondary education. After graduating from the University of the West Indies in 1961, he taught at the St. Kitts-Nevis Grammar School for some years.  He later read law at the Inns of Court School o..
Charles Thronton Cunningham

Lieutenant Governor Charles Thornton Cunningham was charged with the administration of St. Kitts from 1839 to 1847. 
Destruction of War
Selection from Père Nouveau Voyages aux Isles de l’Amerique 1693-1705 (Paris, 1722) J’allai me proéminer sur le soir aux environs du bourg. Il paraissait par les mesures et les solages des..
The Stamp Act Riots of 1765
  The British victory in the Seven Years War (1756-1763) had been an expensive one and when it was over Britain decided to maintain an armed force in North America to safe guard its..

   
   
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