Leeward Islands Travel Articles

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Leeward Islands Cuisine
With such an ethnic melting-pot to draw on, it is not surprising that the cuisine of the Leeward Islands is rich and varied. It is influenced by native Caribbean heritage as well as African, French, …
Leeward Islands Politics
Montserrat and Anguilla are separate British overseas territories. In Anguilla there were rebellions and a short-lived unilateral declaration of independence in the late 1960s, when the citizens …
Leeward Islands Weather
The Leeward Islands enjoy a tropical climate, tempered by the northeasterly trade winds. There is little seasonal variation, although the second half of the year, the wet season, is rainier and …
Leeward Islands Geography
The Leeward Islands are a part of the northern section of the Lesser Antilles islands of the Caribbean. Anguilla (18 15N, 63 10 W) is the most northerly of the cluster, and Montserrat (16 45 N, 62 12 …
Leeward Islands Culture
The citizens of the Leeward Islands are largely descended from the African slaves introduced in the 18th and early 19th centuries to work in the sugar cane plantations, and most islands have more …
Leeward Islands Recent History
The last five centuries have been an era of colonial occupation, followed by independence in the late 20th century for some islands. Large-scale sugar cane plantations on the more fertile islands led …
Leeward Islands Ancient History
Early settlers on the islands were Amerindian tribes who migrated in successive waves either southwards from what is now Florida or northwards from present-day Venezuela, as long ago as 3000 BC …
Leeward Islands Wildlife
Bats are the most common mammal encountered on the Leeward Islands. Introduced mammals include deer and the Indian mongoose. Lizards, tortoises, geckos and iguanas are the most common reptiles. …

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