Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 4 (Saint Kitts and by Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember

By Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember

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The only large town in the country is the capital, Kingstown. Windward CARRIACOU Saint Vincent has a reliable electric supply to the entire island, along with telephone service and safe drinking water. Many people cannot afford utilities in their homes, and the government has supplied most villages with public showers and water taps. Most buildings are made of cinder block or wood frames, painted white or the pastel colors common to the Caribbean. St. Vincent & The Grenadines Ronde I. AND THE GRENADA Tivoli Saint Vincent and the Grenadines nation of peasant and plantation agriculture remains the character of Saint Vincent in modern times.

SAMOA 50 Miles 25 0 0 25 N 50 Kilometers E W S SAVAI'I Fagamalo Cape Puava Sataua Mauga Silisili Falelima 6,096 ft. Pu'apu'a 1858 m. Sala'ilua Taga Cape Asuisui UPOLU Iva ait Saleimoa Apia Str maManono i l o Fagaloa Bay Mt. Fito p A 3,609 ft. Falelatai Poutasi Matautu 1100 m. Safata Bay PACIFIC Nu'utele Nu'ulua OCEAN Samoa to ‘‘rationalize’’ their Pacific interests at the turn of the century. The western part of the archipelago came under German control, and the eastern part under American naval administration.

Among the island’s abundant fruits are bananas, mangos, breadfruit, guavas, plumrose, coconuts, passion fruits, and pineapples. The main meal is usually eaten in the early evening when the heat of the day has dissipated. A 1901 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES light lunch or snacks of fruit make up the midday meal. Breakfast is normally a hearty affair, typically consisting of fried salt fish with onions and peppers, bread, and a pot of cocoa or coffee. Fish of all kinds are caught by the local fishermen.

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