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1639: The Earl of Warwick who had purchased Pembroke's rights sent an expedition
which was attacked and destroyed by Indians. James, Duke of Courland, (Kur-
land, Latvia) said to have been the Godson of James I, King of England, who had
been granted the island by King Charles I of England, sent an expedition to To-
bago. The settlers were at peace with the Indians but fever wiped out the settle-
1642: James, Duke of Courland sent another expedition. A settlement was made at
Courland bay. Later in the same year the Earl of Warwick made another settle-
ment. Tobacco and indigo were planted. Indians again routed the settlers, the
few who managed to escape went to Surinam (Dutch Guiana)
1650: Courlanders driven out by Indians, survivors went to Pomeroon (British Guiana)
1654: Third attempt to settle the island made by the Duke of Courland, more than 100
families arrived from Kurland (Courland), Europe. In this year Adrien and Conelis
Lampsins arrived from Holland. They attempted a settlement in another part of
the Island. This led to a dispute between the Coulanders and Dutch settlers. The
matter was reported to the States General in Europe, who supported the Cour-
landers against the Dutch. Duke James then became the undisputed master of
the island. However he was seized in Europe by the King of Sweden and taken to
Riga. Dutch planters who were still in Tobago surrounded the Courlanders who
surrendered to them
1662: James, Duke of Courland released. Dutch settlers now obtained a grant of To-
bago from Louis XIV, of France. The French West India Company surrendered
their rights and the French created the Lampsins Barons of Tobago.
Suite - 1 Bedroom
Suite - 2 Bedroom
Based on Double Occupancy
Extra person in room
Map Breakfast & Dinner per person $125.00
All apartments are air-conditioned and contain, colour
TV with 15 satellite stations and fully equipped kitchen.
The daily newspaper is provided complimentary as well
as transport to Pigeon Point Beach and the use of 100 ft
long swimming pool with wet bar 50 x 20 swimming
pools also available, 2 jacuzzi, mini gym on site.
Every Wednesday there is also a complimentary
Manager's Rum Punch for all guests. 10% Government
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10% Service charge on room
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Rent your car or jeep from Sweet Jeeps and get complimen-
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STEAK & LOBSTER GRILL on the beach for the best
steak & lobster on the Island.
Complimentary admission to the Deep
The Liming Spot of Sandy Spot Point Village
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Tobago's underwater charms
could make it a preferred desti-
nation for Brazilian divers in the
Brazil's largest airline, GOL, will
officially add ANR Robinson Inter-
national Airport to its list of desti-
nations out of Sao Paulo on
January 31st. The seven-hour trip
to Tobago has great potential for
attracting many of that city's
Secretary of the Division of
Tourism and Transportation
(DOTT) Tracy Davidson-Celestine
feels the new flight will provide
"significant" marketing opportuni-
ties, including sport tourism.
"One of the areas that Tobago
targets is diving. Speyside is the
home to the largest brain coral in
the western hemisphere," Assem-
blyman Davidson-Celestine said
during the weekly Post Executive
Council media briefing.
"And we have quite a lodge of
beaches on the western side of
the island, which are very signifi-
cant for diving and snorkeling."
The flight was officially
launched on Thursday (January 15,
2015) in Sao Palo, and online book-
ings are now available.
A Tobago team from DOTT,
headed by Administrator Oscar
Braithwaite, was in Sao Paulo for
the launch and signing ceremony.
The contingency also included rep-
resentatives from the private sec-
tor and the Tobago Hospitality
and Tourism Institute.
"They will be conducting a num-
ber of different marketing initia-
tives with a view to continue the
forging of relationships with our
trade and business partners,"
She pointed out that the possi-
bility for sport interchanges was
now available. "It opens up sports
tourism. Tobago plays football.
Brazil is known for football. We
feel that we can have partner-
ships. We can have collaboration
with sporting entities."
The flight, which stops in Barba-
dos, will have an introductory re-
turn fare of US $599. It will also
accommodate direct flights be-
tween Barbados and Tobago.
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