Dominica's history has always been a turbulent one.
Sighted and named by Columbus in 1493, he was not to know our
indiginous people had travelled up the island chain many hundreds
of years before him, naming this rugged island 'Waitukubuli':
'Tall is her body'
And just as that rugged height was of reverence
to the Caribs, so it was an impediment to the colonical powers
in their relentless march across the Caribbean. Though bickered
over by the Spanish, French and English crowns from 1500 through
to the Treaty of Versailles in 1763, when the British finally
gained undisputed control over the island.
But throughout this turbulant period in history,
the Caribs were here; this archipelago was their home.
Sometimes they traded peacefully; sometimes they
saw opportunities and took them stripping shipwreaks of treasure
and oft times fighting and beating the invaders, whoever they
Amidst it all one story persists - that of the Carib