Leeward Islands


Named because of the prevailing winds in the north, the Caribbean Leeward Islands consist of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Martin, the British and American Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saba and Saint Barts. Exemplary Leeward Islands sailing and yacht charter route from Simpson Bay with stops in Marigot, St. Barts, Anguilla and more! Discover the Leeward Islands on a yacht charter with YPI. Windward islands and windward islands belong to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.

Leeward Islands include Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Christopher, Nevis and the Virgin Islands.

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Today the Leeward Islands are referred to as the Leeward Islands as an Anglo and later on as a British settlement from 1671 to 1958, with the exception of the years 1816 to 1833. Leeward Islands was founded in 1671 as an Anglophone settlement. The islands were split into two areas in 1816: Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat in one settlement and Saint Christopher, Nevis, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands in the other.

In 1833 the Leeward Islands were reunited and came together under the governor of Antigua's management until 1871. In 1871-1956 the islands became known as the Federal Leeward Islands and Dominica became part of the Leeward Islands in 1871, but left in 1940, and in 1958 the rest of the islands were incorporated into the West Indian Federation.

The Leeward Islands representatives continue to take part in the West Indies Inland Creicket. Between 1890 and 1 July 1956, the islands of the Leeward Islands used all the postmarks bearing the inscription "LEEWARD ISLANDS", often together with the stamp bearing the name of the city. "The Leeward Islands."


Since 1671, the Leeward Islands have been a settlement of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Saint Christopher, Nevis, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands. In 1674 Sir William Stapleton founded the first British Antilles Confederation. It convened a General Assembly of the Leeward Islands in St. Kitts.

From 1674 to 1685 his confederation was in operation when Stapleton was governor and the general assembly held regular meetings until 1711. Walther Douglas, Governor of the Leeward Islands from 1710-â?? Drill: Weapons: Argent a manâ??s Gules imperial coronated or on a chieftain azure three grey mullet of the area. Up until the eighteenth century, each of the islands had its own assembly and its own law, but still had a governor and a prosecutor general.

Stapleton's Federation was never really broken up, but just substituted by other arrangments. The Leeward Islands are known to have achieved something during this period. It' topped with a navy wreath and encircled by English banners. From 1816 to 1833 the Léewards were split into two groups, each with its own governor:

These groups and the other UK holdings in the Caribbean were governed by the King's accomplishments, the King's weapons and the Adminstration. The 1822 coinage shows the coat of escutcheon and a coronated tie. 1958 the Britisch Leeward Islands were merged with the Britisch Windward Islands to the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958 - 1962).

In 1833 all Leeward Islands were merged and in 1896 Dominica was added to the group until 1940.

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