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Q:  What is The Circus, in St Kitts?


A:  This favorite spot is a roundabout modeled after London’s Piccadilly. In the middle of the Circus is a green cast iron tower topped by the ornate four-faced Berkeley Memorial Clock.


Q:  What is the national bird of  St Kitts-Nevis?


A:  The brown pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis.


Q:  What fortress on St Kitts, once considered impregnable, was taken in 1782?


A:  Brimstone Hill. Situated almost 800 feet above sea level, it commands splendid views of the Caribbean, including Nevis, Montserrat, Saba, St. Martin and St. Barts. Its massive citadel, Fort George, citadel was defended by seven-foot-thick walls of black volcanic stone, called brimstone. Brimstone Hill has been included in the World Heritage List of Cultural Properties.


Q:  Where in St Kitts is Mount Misery?


A:  It's in the central part of St Kitts. The British had called it Mount Misery, but today it is called again by its original Carib name, Mount Liamuiga (pronounced lie-a-mee-ga)., which means "fertile land." It is a dormant volcano.


Q:  What happened at Bloody Point?


A:  Over 2000 Caribs died at the hands of British and French settlers.


Q:  Where did Horatio Nelson, the foremost admiral in English history, meet and marry Fanny Nisbet?


A:  In Nevis. The marriage certificate can be seen today at St. John's church at Fig Tree. The Nisbet plantation exists today in the form of a smart hotel. In 1992, the Horatio Nelson Museum was dedicated to commemorate the 205th anniversary of the  wedding of the Admiral to Fanny.


Q:  Which of the drafters of the American constitution was born in Nevis?


A:  Alexander Hamilton. He was born in Charlestown in 1757- a fact he had attempted to keep a secret. The Alexander Hamilton museum at Hamilton House on Main Street (where he was born) contains materials related to this statesman and also to Nevis in general.


Q:  How long after the settlement of Jamaica and Barbados did the British get around to settling St Kitts?


A:  St Kitts was settled by the British in 1623,  before both of these islands. It was the first Caribbean island settled by the British.


Q:  Who was the first Premier of the Associated States?


A:  Robert Bradshaw (1916-1978) of St. Kitts. While a worker in a sugar factory, he launched into union activities, becoming vice president in 1932 of an organization representing sugar workers, later the president. He was also the leader of the St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Labour Party, which won every election from 1946 to 1980.


Q:  What is the meaning of the name of the capital of St Kitts?


A:  Of course, the capital is Basseterre. It's French for 'lowland.'


Q:  What do the people of St Kitts-Nevis call "The Narrows"?


A:  A 2-mile-wide channel which separates the two islands.


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