On May 6, St. Lucia celebrated Indian Arrival Day. Indians came to the Caribbean as indentured laborers throughout the 19th century to cultivation and process sugar cane. Colonial territories were Guyana (1838), Jamaica (1845), Trinidad (1845), Martinique (1853), French Guiana (1854) Guadeloupe (1854), Grenada (1857), St. Lucia (1859 ), St. Vincent (1861), St. Kitts (1861), St. Croix (1863), Suriname (1873), and Nevis (1874). Saint Lucia has a sizeable population of their descendants.
Betsey’s Hope: Destination Trinidad and Tobago | estate originally named Lousie D’or Estate, a name that was later changed to reflect the area and plantation in which it was situated under British rule, Betsey’s Hope. This battery was built to protect the sugar crop that populated the estate in the 1700’s. This small battery overlooks Queen’s Bay on the Windward side of Tobago.