Nelson's Dockyard in the English Harbour is the British military base (and shipyard) of the 18th - 19th centuries, allowing the British to keep control of the Caribbean Sea for the purposes of trade. The dockyard was built by the namesake, Admiral Horatio Nelson. It is remarkable that the structure has lasted to this day:
The island's economy controlled politics and the history. Sugar production was the basis of the colonial economy of Antigua and operated as the ‘face’ of the Islands, as well as events throughout the Caribbean between 1600-1800. In terms of the sugar cane trade, the Wadadli island Indians (the Caribs) were destroyed, the Jungles were brought to naught, slaves were bought and sugar cane mills were built. mills for sugar cane were built, which are still commonly found in the Caribbean
Wadadli today has nothing left except a local brand of beer.
When the sugar industry died, nature took its toll and the old plantations were overgrown, resulting in a 'secondary forest' - thickets of thorn acacia (in the center of the picture is the sugar cane mill).
Coconut trees lines the beaches and in some places there are preserved areas of jungle, home to lianas and symbionts, but the real face of the Caribbean 'greenery' is spiteful acacia, through which you can't make your way without a machete.
The branches below cover the entirety of the Caribbean.
Old mills that have survived the colonial era are either abandoned or reconstructed to adapt to the tourist industry.
Locals in the area don't like to be photographed.
This local was the exception:
Men in this part of the West Indies wear hats made wool or nylon tights. You can buy them in the Housewares Department of the local supermarkets.
November 1 - Antigua and Barbuda celebrates their Independence Day, although the nominal head of state is still Queen of England).
The most visible of the festivities are in the heart of the capital on Independence Day. On this day, the avenue is blocked and turned into a market.
Vendors sell drinks of chipped ice and mango/blueberry/ginger/coconut syrup, without rum because there is no alcohol served during the day:
A bottle of water costs EC$1 (0,4 US$)
As a former British colony, police vehicles maintain the English blue and white checkered pattern, or blue-white-yellow checkers (as in Australia, Bahrain, the island of St. Helena or Jersey).
DJ's provide the entertainment here at Cecilia's cafe. The cafe is owned by a Swedish expatriate; dinner is only once a week and you can get there by turning past the fuel base to the industrial area of the airport.