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In fact, some historians Sugar became Antigua's main crop in about 1674, when Christopher Codrington (c 1640-1698) settled at Betty's Hope plantation.He came from Barbados, bringing the latest sugar technology with him.They also cultivated: Some of the vegetables listed, such as corn and sweet potatoes, still are staples of Antiguan cuisine. Those who remained were raided by the Carib coming from Venezuela.Colonists took them to Europe, and from there, they spread around the world. According to The Catholic Encyclopedia, the Caribs' superior weapons and seafaring prowess allowed them to defeat most Arawak nations in the West Indies. The indigenous people of the West Indies made excellent sea vessels, which they used to sail the Atlantic and Caribbean.It is the site of a restored British colonial naval station called "Nelson's Dockyard" after Captain Horatio Nelson.Today English Harbour and the neighbouring village of Falmouth are known as a yachting and sailing destination and provisioning centre.
Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981. The capital is situated in the north-west and has a deep harbour which is able to accommodate large cruise ships.
For the sovereign state that includes the island, see Antigua and Barbuda.
For other places named Antigua, see Antigua (disambiguation). also known as Waladli or Wadadli by the native population, is an island in the West Indies.
For example, a popular Antiguan dish, dukuna (), is a cooked paste made of cornmeal and water. As a result, the Arawak and Carib populated much of the South American and the Caribbean islands. Sir Christopher Codrington, an Englishman, established the first permanent European settlement.
Their descendants live throughout South America, particularly Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. From that point on, Antigua history took a dramatic turn.