However did you know Cuba is known as the Sugar Mill of the Antilles and also the Pearl of the Antilles?
Did you know Grenada is called the Spice Isle of the West and Tobago is named Robinson Crusoe’s Island? Haiti – The Mountainous Country, St. Kitts – The Mother Colony of the West Indies; Jamaica – the Isle of Spring and Land of Wood and Water; Barbados – Land of the Flying Fish; Guyana – The Magnificent Province; Trinidad – Land of Humming Bird; Monserrat – Emerald Isle of the Caribbean; Dominica – The Nature Isle of the Caribbean and St. Vincent is known as Land of the Blessed.
Source: Student’s Companion by Wilfred D. Best – 1990s Edition
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]