Baliceaux is a privately owned island by a Vincentian family and is
one of the
Grenadines islands which lie between the Caribbean islands
of Saint Vincent and Grenada. Politically, it is part of the nation of
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This island was the site where the
English army banished about 5000 Black Caribs following the defeat of
Joseph Chatoyer in the 1790s. Half of them died in this
concentration camp. The others were deported to the island of Roatán,
Honduras. Their descendants live today as the
Garifuna people in
Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and in the USA. As a mark of
Baliceaux is visited yearly by Caribs and Government
officials to remember.
The island had a small area where the Black Caribs that died from
disease were buried that has since been eroded away by wind and sea.
Very little remains of the area where the people were buried.
Coordinates: 12°57′00″N 61°08′45″W / 12.95000°N
61.14583°W / 12.95000; -61.14583
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