Basseterre is the capital of the country St Kitts and Nevis. It’s an unremarkable town with two cathedrals, an independence fountain, and The Circus, a roundabout containing the Berkeley Memorial Clock, which is modeled after Piccadilly Circus in London (it’s alleged).
In Basseterre there is a shiny new harbor facility, Port Zante, where cruise ships berth and which contains duty-free shops and souvenir stores. Many tourists only see this facility and don’t go anywhere else in St Kitts, so missing the amazing Brimstone Hill Fortress.
My taxi driver back to the Timothy Beach hotel was called Two Point, who hosts a radio show on 106.9FM between 10pm and 2am most nights. He is a political activist and dislikes the Prime Minister of 17 years, Dr. Denzil Douglas. The PM is disliked by everyone according to Two Point, yet he keeps being re-elected.
Dr Douglas offers sweeteners to the electors, such as a 20% cut on electricity prices, but then reverses them once he has been elected. Two Point also told me that the opposition is not allowed to broadcast on the TV and radio.
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