Did you know in Lefort de Latour’s “Description” one Berranger is listed as the proprietor of 10 carrés of land in the Choiseul Quarter?

This man would have given his name to the area known as Berranger in the Choiseul -Laborie district.

Did you know the word Caye refers to a hut or cottage in most parts of St. Lucia?

Caye in this case would appear to be the French form of the Low Latin caya which means a dwelling place.

The community known as Caye Desce in the Grande Anse district is believed to have got its name from the fact that the Desce had a caye or dwelling there.

1 carré = 3.2 acres

Source: Saint Lucia: The Romance of its Place Names by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse – 1966

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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