Basseterre

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birth_place Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis death_date Early years James was born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis. He attended McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida, and was a standout in football and basketball. Despite not playing football until his senior year, he posted 14 sacks (Quarterback sack), and 53 tackles (Defensive tackle) (23 for losses) in his only season. country West Indies location Basseterre, St. Kitts


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by the French, under Sieur Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc. It served as capital of the French colony of Saint-Christophe, which consisted of the northern and southern extremities of the island of St. Kitts (the centre was yielded to Britain). When Phillipe de Longviliers de Poincy (De Poincy) was made the French governor of St. Kitts in 1639, the town turned into a large, successful port, commanding Eastern Caribbean trade and colonisation. De Poincy then quickly made Basseterre capital


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, which has a lovely tropical garden around it. In the past several years, the waterfront in Basseterre has been filled in to create a sizeable, duty-free, open-air shopping mall catering primarily to visitors. As of Fall 2009, most of the many storefronts were occupied by a good range of merchants, with more being built, but not rapidly. Many prices seen (Spring 2011) were competitive with many other island cruise ports. Virtually all merchants accept U.S. currency. Before giving you duty


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; She joined her parents in a largely white district of Birmingham in early 1958, at the age of seven.


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by the French, under Sieur Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc. It served as capital of the French colony of Saint-Christophe, which consisted of the northern and southern extremities of the island of St. Kitts (the centre was yielded to Britain). When Phillipe de Longviliers de Poincy (De Poincy) was made the French governor of St. Kitts in 1639, the town turned into a large, successful port, commanding Eastern Caribbean trade and colonisation. De Poincy then quickly made Basseterre capital

of the entire French West Indies colony, which included the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, and remained so until his death in 1660. The city was made capital of the entire island of St. Kitts in 1727, following French expulsion from the island and full British control. The city of Basseterre has one of the most tragic histories of any Caribbean capital, destroyed many times by colonial wars, fire, earthquakes, floods, riots, and hurricanes. Despite all of this, a considerable number


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to the main resort areas in Frigate Bay and the South East Peninsula. Taxis Taxis have yellow license plates starting with the letter "T" or "TA". The taxi station in Basseterre is located at the Circus (466 6999). The taxis will take you just about anywhere for a pre-calculated price. Harbour The Deep Water Harbour in Basseterre is capable of both hosting and berthing of cruise ships or the handling of cargo. It is located to the extreme East of Basseterre

for temporary stands to enable the hosting figure to past 10,000. * '''TKPK''' (SKB) – Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport – Basseterre, Saint Kitts * '''TKPN''' (NEV) – Vance W. Amory International Airport – Charlestown (Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis), Nevis '''Government House''', located in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, is the official residence of the List of Governors-General


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, Basseterre played host to Carifesta VII (the Caribbean Festival of Arts) in 2000, outbidding rivals many times its size. The city was able to outbid the United States of America to host matches for the 2007 World Cricket Cup (2007 Cricket World Cup). The Warner Park Sporting Complex was the site of the allocated first round matches of the tournament. This made St. Kitts and Nevis the smallest country in the world ever to host a World Cup event. Basseterre is home to two private, for-profit

the grounds of the sugar factory which ceased production in 2005) *Warner Park Sporting Complex *Pelican Shopping Mall *Queen Victoria Statue Roundabout *Basseterre National Park (under construction) *Fort Thomas *Springfield Cemetery and Chapel Religion There are a large number of Christian churches in the city for its size. Most are Protestant, due to British colonization, but the cathedral in Basseterre is Roman Catholic. The Anglican, also called the "Church of England

residence of the Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis. *'''St Kitts''' :The Boys' Brigade was established at the Wesley Methodist Church (located in Basseterre) and was only founded for the boys who went to the Methodist churches around the island. However, over the years we have incooperated boys from all denominations. Today, the Boys' Brigade moves forward as a very active part of St Kitts pushing its motto: "Sure and Steadfast" - 94 Warner Park Sporting Complex


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, which has a lovely tropical garden around it. In the past several years, the waterfront in Basseterre has been filled in to create a sizeable, duty-free, open-air shopping mall catering primarily to visitors. As of Fall 2009, most of the many storefronts were occupied by a good range of merchants, with more being built, but not rapidly. Many prices seen (Spring 2011) were competitive with many other island cruise ports. Virtually all merchants accept U.S. currency. Before giving you duty


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city, Basseterre, yet away from the bustle, the parish has recently become a top-notch choice for the island's wealthy to reside, mainly in the high-price communities of Mattingley, Hummingbird and West Farm. The main industry in the parish is uniquely that of education. The village of West Farm is home to three universities: The Robert Ross Nursing University, the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (St. Kitts), and the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross University). All were founded by American Businessman, Robert Ross, and The Veterinary University was purchased by DeVry University in 2003. The other main industry is tourism. The Trinity Inn, located in the village of Palmetto Point is a small complex of inexpensive flats. The Fairview Inn, nestled at the base of the mountains above the village of Boyd's was the island's first functioning hotel. Port The Charlestown Port is the island's second largest port, and is mainly used for ferrying to Basseterre and Montserrat, as well as yacht moorings. In June the West Indies played a Test series (Indian cricket team in West Indies in 2006) at home against India and Ganga put in a Man of the Match performance in the 3rd Test at Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. Opening the batting he made a career best 135 in the first innings and followed it up with an unbeaten 66 to help his side draw the Test. - ''' 3 ''' 135 37 India (Indian cricket team) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis Warner Park (Warner Park Sporting Complex) 2006 - - 10 135* 60 Wikipedia:Basseterre

Basseterre

'''Basseterre''' , on the south western coast of Saint Kitts Island, and it is one of the chief commercial depots of the Leeward Islands. The city lies within the parish of Saint George Basseterre (Saint George Basseterre Parish) and the southern part of the parish of Saint Peter Basseterre (Saint Peter Basseterre Parish).

Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean (Lesser Antilles). About the origin of the name see Basse-Terre Island.

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