Did you know?

Did you know?

Morne_cemetaryDid you know the Government House located at Morne Fortune was commenced in 1893 and completed in 1895? The building was designed by one Mr. C. Messervey.

The structure is built mainly of local rubble basalt and the “Jhilmil” patent lathing and floated cement was first used in St. Lucia on that building, setting off a trend. Did you know at the Comerette Point located in Gros Islet was probably a Carib settlement?

The area abounds in fragments of flint, jasper and feldspar and actually produces a pleasing range of colors upon the terrain.

Source: Saint Lucia Historic Sites by Robert J. Devaux & Saint Lucia National Trust – 1975

This feature runs every Tuesday and Thursday. It is compiled by daughter of the soil Anselma Aimable, a former agricultural officer and former correspondent for Caribbean Net News, who has a deep interest in local culture and history. Send ideas and tips to [email protected]


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