Windward Isles


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Noun1.Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Caribees, Lesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
Dominica - a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
Martinique - an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France
Grenada - an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
Saint Lucia, St. Lucia - a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
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Windward Isles

[ˈwɪndwədˌaɪlz] NPLIslas fpl de Barlovento
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The fantastic voyage will take a southerly route calling at Lisbon, the Canaries, Morocco, Cape Verde Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines and the Windward Isles.
Pelican's transatlantic crossing will take a southerly route calling at Lisbon, the Canaries, Morocco, Cape Verde Islands, the Caribbean islands of Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines and Windward Isles.
Which might give you the impression that this paradise playground at the heart of the Windward Isles is the exclusive preserve of the rich and famous.
Bernard Ranaweera, a Sri Lankan tea producer, and Bella Joachim, a banana farmer from Dominica in the Windward Isles are visiting schools and community groups across Wales in a visit supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.
As well as enjoying the entertainment and enjoying free samples of fair-trade foods, visitors to Victoria Square will also get the opportunity to speak to a banana grower from the Windward Isles who will explain the importance of Fairtrade to farmers in the West Indies.
As a busy packaging facility for bananas imported from the Windward Isles and supplied primarily to Sainsburys and Waitrose, the warehouse is in operation 24hrs a day, seven days a week.
The Co-op has built up strong relationships with producers in Ghana, Ecuador, Costa Rica and the Windward Isles.
About the size of the Isle of Wight, Grenada is at the southernmost tip of the Windward Isles - an archipelago which sparkles like gems in the brightly-coloured aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Traditional fruit and vegetable dishes from the Windward Isles, including yams, sweet potatoes, ackee and plantain, tickled the tastebuds of visitors to the Afro-Caribbean Project.