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  Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series/ Islands of the Commonwealth ...
Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies, 1976.
Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies, 1978.
Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies, 1979.
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/caribbean_islands/cx_bibl.html   (9166 words)

 MSN Encarta - West Indies
West Indies, an archipelago, or group of islands, that extends in an arc from near southern Florida to the coast of Venezuela.
The West Indies archipelago consists of four island chains: The Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the eastern and southern islands of the Lesser Antilles.
Except for the northern half of The Bahamas, the islands of the West Indies are all in the tropics, the warm climate zone between latitudes 10° and 23°27’ north.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555176/West_Indies.html   (2024 words)

 West Indies Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Honduras was surrounded by hostile Spanish colonies and needed the protection afforded by the Army and Navy based in Jamaica.
The Miskito Coast protectorate was overseen by the Superintendents of British Honduras and thus by extension loosely attached to Jamaica from 1749 to 1787.
As with all British colonies of the period, Queen Elizabeth II was the head of state, and she was equipped with the legislative authority for matters concerning executive affairs, defense and the financing of the Federation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Indies_Federation   (4200 words)

 British West Indies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Historically, the term British West Indies was once also extended to many of the former colonies of the British in the Caribbean region.
After an attempt at a West Indies Federation to pursue a unified path towards independence, some of the island either remained or reverted to being British colonies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_West_Indies   (276 words)

 West Indies
The West Indies Federation was formed out of the then British colonies in the West Indies in 1958 and it collapsed in 1962.
I spotted a flag of the old West Indies Federation, blue with four white horizontal wavy lines and a gold disc in the centre, at the cricket test match between Australia and the West Indies held in Barbados over the weekend.
The official description given in the West Indies Gazette is "Flag approved has blue ground with four white horizontal wavy bars (the top pair of bars being parallel and the lower pair also parallel) and an orange sun in the centre." Not the most enlightening description.
www.fotw.net /flags/gb-carib.html   (858 words)

 British West Indies Airline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.davyscottage.co.nz /airlines/british_west_indies_airline.html   (762 words)

 British West Indies to 1962 (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
West Indies Federation formed: Jamaica, the Caymans and Turks and Caicos Islands (both now Crown Colonies separated from Jamaica), Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia and Dominica.
The British Army in the West Indies, by Roger Norman Buckley.
British Occupation of Anguilla, 1969-1971, by Frank Goodwill.
www.regiments.org /nations/westindies/westind.htm   (893 words)

 Caribbean Isles
Caribbean Sea, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, partially enclosed on the north and east by the islands of the West Indies, and bounded on the south by South America and Panama, and on the west by Central America.
Dominica - island republic in the West Indies, lying in the Caribbean Sea, approximately midway between the islands of Guadeloupe (on the north) and Martinique (on the south)
Dominican Republic - republic of the West Indies, the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
www.ovayonda.net /lodging/caribbean.html   (860 words)

 British West Indies --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The West Indies derives its coherence and distinctiveness from a combination of four factors, one geographic,...
The Virgin Islands are divided administratively between the United Kingdom and the United States, the British territory lying to the...
Profile of this university in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9318083?tocId=9318083   (789 words)

 BWI Regiment
The social divide of the British Caribbean was reflected in that the Officers and Senior Non-commissioned Officers were of European decent while the other ranks consisted of men from African and Asian decent and those of mixed race.
Towards the end of the war British Troops were given a 50% pay rise but the War Office denied the West Indian troops this payment.
Though living, working and fighting for Britain during the war he was not considered "British" by the army on volunteering or by government departments for a pension.
website.lineone.net /~bwir/bwi_regt.htm   (1305 words)

 British West Indies Championships
The annual British West Indies Championships were first held in 1957 in anticipation of the creation of the Federation of the West Indies.
The federation comprised the ten British islands of Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad.
Although not part of the federation the colonies of Bahamas, British Guiana and British Honduras were also invited to compete.
www.gbrathletics.com /ic/bwic.htm   (148 words)

 Tropical Feathered Friends
It supports 1% of the West Indian Whistling Duck population, believed to number less that 1000 pairs in the entire Caribbean.
Nesting ospreys can be found in Three Mary Cays sanctuary in North Caicos and Sooty Terns and Brown Noddies frequent several offshore cays including the barren, cactus covered Fish Cays near South Caicos and French Cay south of Providenciales, the main tourist island of the Turks and Caicos.
West Caicos supports a varied bird population including herons, ducks, plovers, sandpipers, terns and Greater Flamingos.
travellady.com /articles/article-tropicalfeathered.html   (1007 words)

 How to find your roots
One of the most important things to remember when researching in the West Indies is that you will not find the traditional birth, death, census and marriage statistics that you might find in the UK or United States.
Not all slaves in the West Indies were African, although the general treatment of fl slaves was far worse than that meted out to whites.
Text of a genealogical talk by Stephen D Porter on the records of Jamaica, given during a half-day course entitled 'The West Indies' and held at the Society of Genealogists, London, on 21 June 1997.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/U/untold/resources/geno/geno3c.html   (615 words)

 ArcNews Fall 2003 Issue -- Exploring Montserrat, British West Indies, With GIS
The 1983 British Ordnance Survey map, which was used to create the digital data sets, was produced before the volcanic activity began in 1995.
The British Ordnance Survey is currently completing a mapping project to produce a new map for Montserrat, which should be available by the end of 2003.
While in Montserrat, Wheeler met with the local director of the British Ordnance Survey office and GIS professionals from the local Physical Planning Unit (PPU), which is part of the government of Montserrat.
www.esri.com /news/arcnews/fall03articles/exploring-monteserrat.html   (1011 words)

 British West Indies on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aseptic meningitis epidemic during a West Nile virus avian epizootic.(Research)
The spy who came in from the cold; Unlikely as it may sound, Germany's bleak and chilly North Sea coast somehow inspired the creation of a classic British espionage novel.
British Isles Cruise: a true once-in-a-lifetime experience: the national review 2005.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-B1ritW1I1nd.asp   (461 words)

, semi-enclosed, shallow lagoon, historically fringed with mangrove swamp to the west, south, and east, and with an exposed acroporid fringing reef to the north.
The main portion of the island, 8 km at its widest point, lies east of North Sound, and the other portion is a hook-shaped peninsula south and west of the sound.
With the recent decline in fringing mangroves to the west and south, the contribution of organic material may now be reduced.
www.unesco.org /csi/pub/papers/bush.htm   (2598 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges Financing for $130 Million Caribbean Resort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/13/2004 -- Los Angeles, California-based Sonnenblick-Eichner Company has arranged land acquisition and joint venture equity financing for the proposed Viceroy Anguilla Resort and Residences, located on the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies.
Proceeds from the financing will be utilized to complete the land purchase and provide equity for a proposed $130 million development of a world-class destination resort.
The property is located on a 27-acre land assemblage on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea stretching from Mead's Bay to Barnes Bay, a unique location on the west end of the island of Anguilla.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=77546   (437 words)

 Soufriere Hills, Montserrat, West Indies
The wind has blown most of the ash and other particles to the west, but if the wind switches to the north, populated areas of Montserrat could be showered with this material.
In light of this destruction and the fact that the dome doesn't seem to have lost significant volume from these flows, the British government is considering using force for the first time to remove people from exclusion zones.
The British government has announced a five year plan to rebuild on the northern part of the island.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/current_volcs/montserrat/montserrat.html   (9518 words)

 Genealogy of Jamaica, West Indies
The number of nations whose sons and daughters added to the population of the West Indies is extremely numerous: former colonial powers including England, France, Spain and The Netherlands; as well as dozens of countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
This group is designed to focus on West Indian genealogy, but since the colonisation of many of the West Indian islands had a social and financial impact on the colonising nations, discussion may widen to reflect this aspect.
Discussion is open to anyone with an interest in West Indian genealogy including, but not limited to: people who do live, did live, or may have lived in any of the West Indian Islands; colonists; voluntary immigrants; involuntary immigrants (such as slaves); emigrants and their descendants.
users.pullman.com /mitchelm/jamaica.htm   (1505 words)

 Turks and Caicos Whale Watching - Caribbean Humpback Whales
Energetic, vigorous, bubbly and inquisitive these majestic rorquals of the sea pass by the shores off Salt Cay British West Indies on their way to the breeding grounds.
It is during the mating season that divers and snorkelers delight in the long and complex songs of the males as they presumably whale and sing mating songs to their better halves.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are one of the last remaining British Colonies and located some 575 miles southeast of Miami Florida with the Bahamas about 30 miles to the Northwest and the Dominican Republic some 100 miles to the Southeast.
www.turksandcaicoswhalewatching.com   (1094 words)

 Caribbean Islands - Precursors of Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first identified closely with the British system--especially with the Fabian Society of radical thinkers within the newly formed British Labour Party--and sought political reforms through conventional parliamentary channels.
Some of these individuals were of African birth, and after the war were given land and pensions in several West Indian territories, where they formed the nucleus of an early pan-Caribbean movement.
Their war experiences left them critical of the British government and British society, and they tended to agitate for political reforms to bring self-government to the Caribbean colonies.
countrystudies.us /caribbean-islands/12.htm   (405 words)

 Lighthouses@Lighthouse Digest ... British West Indies Light looking for parts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Turks and Caicos National Museum in the British West Indies is assisting in the restoration to service of the lighthouse on Grand Turk.
The 60 foot high iron tower, designed by Alexander Gordon on a British Board of Trade contract, and manufactured by Chance Brothers Ltd. of Crawley England was erected in 1852.
The government of the British West Indies now wants to replace the inoperative light with a Pharos solar-powered one.
www.lhdigest.com /Digest/StoryPage.cfm?StoryKey=181   (466 words)

 Caribbean Islands - The West Indies Federation, 1957-62   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British were interested in administrative efficiency and centralization.
The West Indian Meteorological Services and the University of the West Indies, as a College of London University, were set up, and plans were made for the creation of a political federation that would unite the various territories and eventually culminate in the political independence of the region.
In late 1987, Montserrat, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands remained crown colonies with limited internal self-government.
countrystudies.us /caribbean-islands/15.htm   (475 words)

 British West Indies Beach Vacation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Sands at Grace Bay, is a luxury resort located in the Turks and Caicos Islands of the British West Indies.
From the comfort of your luxury suite to the splendor of the ocean floor, The Sands at Grace Bay is a vacation that is worlds away.
Simple pleasures beckon with an endless supply of sun, sea and the world-famous soft sands and multi-torquoise hues of Grace Bay.
www.thesandsresort.com /brisith_west_indies_beach_vacation.html   (68 words)

 Ethnologue: British West Indies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Data accuracy estimate: B. The number of languages listed for British West Indies is 2.
ENGLISH [ENG] 9,200 in British West Indies (1993); 322,000,000 in all countries (1995 WA).
LESSER ANTILLEAN CREOLE ENGLISH [VIB] 35,500 in British West Indies (1993); 350,000 in all countries.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/BrWI.html   (151 words)

 West Indies Federation
West Indies Federation, former federation of 10 British West Indian territories formed in 1958.
West Indies, Federation of the (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia)
West Indies cricket union advises members not to sign International Cricket Council contract (AP Worldstream)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0851932.html   (269 words)

 British West Indies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Even though their surroundings and lifestyles changed, traditional English culture continued to inspire new variations of classic designs.
Sandcastle Designs has assembled a unique collection of furnishings, lighting, rugs and accessories that reflects the variety of influences found throughout the vast late 19th and early 20th century British Empire.
The pieces are inspired by the cultures of the East and West Indies, Africa, India, and China.
www.sandcastledesigns.com /british.htm   (104 words)

The West Indies was a primary source of sugar for Europe.
Making sugar required a lot of workers, most of whom were enslaved Africans.
As a result, the British West Indies became an important center in the slave trade
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 WasteWORKS - Cayman Islands, British West Indies
In 1655, the islands came under British control when Jamaica was captured from the Spanish by Oliver Cromwell’s army.
Settlements on the islands at this time often fell prey to Spanish pirates, who sailed the Caribbean under permission from their countries to plunder enemy ships and return seized wealth.
The islands were formally annexed to Jamaica in 1863, and this led to improved mail service, schools, banks, a small hospital and a public works program which began construction of roads around the island.
www.wasteworks.com /newscaymans.asp   (1063 words)

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