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Jul 31st, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Ahhh, I didn't know about Honduras, so you've definitely topped me!
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Jul 31st, 2006, 02:24 PM
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Barbuda?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Garifuna can be found in Belize. They are known as the Black Caribs.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 05:55 AM
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JA Girl/Sounds like you know your
'strong backs'. Barbuda it is. And yes, 'Black Caribs' also in Belize.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:05 AM
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ahh Tiv.

I actually only knew about the exportation of pink sand.quot;>

Care to explain about the exportation of strong black men?
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:13 AM
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The national symbol of this island, the Amazona versicolor, though predominantly green in colour, has some red, yellow and blue.

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Aug 1st, 2006, 09:19 AM
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Is that St. Vincent? I just visited the botanical gardens there and saw their parrots, so I should remember their names, but I don't...
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Aug 1st, 2006, 04:04 PM
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Close ej...close.

I almost raised an open bottle of *Piton* to you. ** **

But... not quite.

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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:09 PM
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ahh, then it must be St. Lucia. I don't have any Pitons here with me at home, but I can raise a Red Stripe in your general direction.

I'm afraid I don't have the energy to come up with another question. Either you run with the ball or pass it to Larry if he picks up this thread...

Good night!
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:27 AM
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=D> ejcrowe =D>

Anybody else want to go for it?
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Here's one. What is the anecdotal story given for the way the island of St. Martin/Maarten was divided between the French & the Dutch?
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:20 PM
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Was it a race between a drunken Frneckman and a drunken Dutchman. Where they met would be the border. The Dutchman was a bit more tipsy so thus the Frenchman covered more ground and thats why the French side is larger.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:47 PM
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That's the story I've always heard jacketwatch
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I confess I have never heard it B4 but I did google it and that sounds far fetched enough. . Here's the story I found.
Unofficially, there's a popular folk story about the partition of the island known as "the legend of the drunk Dutchman." This legend explains that the Dutch and French divided St. Maarten/Martin by means of a race. A Dutchman and a Frenchman stood back-to-back and started to walk around the island. The spot where the two would meet would determine the border. Legend has it that the Frenchman carried a flask of wine, and the Dutchman had a flask of old Dutch Gin. The Frenchman covered more ground and claimed 21 square miles of territory. The Dutchman, who supposedly stopped for several breaks to drink his gin, ended up with only 16 square miles.
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 05:07 AM
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Yup, that was the story I heard, too. Take it away, Larry!
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 06:40 AM
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OK lets try this one. Norman Island in the BVI's is said, according to local lore to be the location of what famous authors work about the Carribean? Who's the author and what is the work? This one shouldn't be too hard mateys. Arg!
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 07:09 AM
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I do believe that's Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, isn't it?
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 08:52 AM
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Give that lady a cupie doll.
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Cupie doll accepted!

And to continue on...

What's the origin and the meaning of the name 'Virgin Gorda' in the BVIs?

Cigar or coconut (according to choice) goes to the correct answer....
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 09:11 AM
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Chris Columbus knew nothing of political correctness when he named that island Fat Virgin.

According to my BVI friends, Columbus allegedly said the shape of the island reminded him of a...well proportioned woman lying down quot;>

I guess we know what was on his mind!
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