Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

The ideas of the French Revolution reached the shores of St. Vincent in 1795 due to the concerted efforts of one man. Victor Hugues, French revolutionary commander and Commissioner of Guadeloupe. Hugues, who was officially sent out to the Windward Islands to implement...
Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

When I was a young boy, about nine years old, I first learned about slavery in the Caribbean and the Middle Passage in Social Studies class in primary school. What most disturbed me about slavery, apart from it’s obvious abhorrent cruelty and depravity, was the...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Fort Charlotte

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Fort Charlotte

This week I would like to shine a light on Fort Charlotte, which is one of the key theaters of action in Children of the Ocean God. Fort Charlotte was the main British military stronghold in Kingstown, the capital of the Colony of St. Vincent. During the Second Carib...

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