A Day in St. Vincy and the Grenadines

There are as many countries in the Caribbean as there are in South America, and only a fraction of the population, so those tiny countries, island countries, have a disproportionate influence, and not necessarily undue…

For in that one region of less than forty-four million souls, there are more than a half dozen languages, creoles and pidgins, not to mention more than seven hundred islands…

And St. Vincent is one of those countries, with barely more than a 100,000 residents. Interestingly it had its own little version of the French and Indian wars, with the Black Caribs ultimately being deported across the sea, where they now comprise the Garifuna people, speaking the only indigenous language remaining in the region…

But the average bronzed butt on the posh beaches of Vincy care little about that, more concerned about which wine goes well with seafood, and which lotion helps limit those pesky tan lines…

Me, I was only here on a quickie airline layover way back when with many other islands already under my belt, and tan lines the least of my concerns, more concerned about whether the local airline’s pilots could navigate stiff winds if and when the inevitable happens…

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