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    7 Wonders Of The Caribbean

    Nominate the 'seven wonders' of the Caribbean

    What do you think counts as a wonder of the world?
    In 200 BC, Greek philosopher Philon of Byzantium compiled the first list of the top seven.

    But most of those - like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - have long since gone.

    Now a Swiss group, who include the head of the United Nations cultural and education agency UNESCO, are compiling a list of the top seven, and everybody in the world can vote to decide what gets onto the final roster which will be published next January.

    Ancient wonders

    The shortlist includes the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Pyramid of Giza - the only one of the old list still standing.

    Bernard Weber organised the project.

    “The ancient seven wonders were declared by a single man about two thousand years ago. So I thought as a Millennium project it would be fun to combine the latest technology with this possibility to have this time all the people of the world select what they decide to be the new seven wonders of the world.”

    “So it was about time also to make up that list. Because there's only one left to be seen. The Pyramids. All the others have disappeared and we don't really know what they looked like.”

    But why seven wonders?

    ”Seven is not only a mythical number, it's a very practical number, because it seems to be exactly the number of things that the average person can remember.”

    “I think the great asset of this project is that we are capable eventually of creating seven enduring symbols of one world and respect cultural diversity. So it might become a new global memory, everyone's going to remember those seven.”

    Nominate your Caribbean wonders

    BBC Caribbean Magazine listeners have already answered the call.

    Here are some of their choices:

    The Kaieteur Falls in Guyana - Pat Davory

    Dominica's Boiling Lake - Connie Prosper

    St Lucia's Pitons, Dominica's Valley of Desolation
    and Guyana's Kaieterr Falls - Andray Volney

    Jamaica's Spanish Town and Glistening Waters of Trelawny - Craig Young

    Flat Bridge of St Catherine, Jamaica - Joyanna Bryvan

    Oliver Thomas:

    The Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
    La Citadelle Laferriere, Haiti
    The Grand Etang Lake, Grenada
    The Great Pitch Lake, Trinidad
    St. Mary's Catholic Church, St.Vincent
    The Washington House, Barbados
    The Sulphur Springs, St Lucia
    La Pagerie, Martinique.
    Nelson's Dock Yard, Antigua
    Cross of Columbus, Cuba

    Rob Thompson:

    The Blue Mountains, Jamaica
    The Blue Hole, Belize
    The Pitons, St Lucia
    Port Elizabeth Harbour, Bequia
    Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
    San Carlos de la Cabana, Cuba
    Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

    Email us at caribbean@bbc.co.uk and we’ll broadcast your choices on BBC Caribbean Magazine.

    You can submit to the Seven Wonders shortlist by accessing their site, www.new7wonders.com


    SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/...7wonders.shtml

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    I emailed 2 nominations for the list:

    Devils Bridge in Antigua, WI : http://www.antiguanice.com/places/devils/devils.htm

    Devil's Bridge is a natural arch carved by the sea from soft and hard limestone ledges of the Antigua formation, a geological division of the flat north-eastern part of Antigua. A bridge was created when a soft part of the limestone eroded away by action of Atlantic breakers over countless centuries.

    POTWORKS RESERVOIR in Antigua, WI : http://www.antiguanice.com/about/pottwerks.htm

    This expanse of freshwater is reputed to be largest in the Eastern Caribbean. It is about a mile long and half a mile wide, when full. It covers an area of about 320 acres and holds 1 billion gallons of water. This water is held by two dams; the largest is the Potworks dam at the eastern end and the Delaps dam is to the south.

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    Nominate Devil's Wood Yard somebody.

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    Definetly The Pitons and Sulphur Springs in St. Lucia
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    I don't suppose a rum factory would qualify

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    sulphur springs in st.lucia. how i wish i could go there now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    Nominate Devil's Wood Yard somebody.
    I remember going there once as a child...that thing was soooooooooo cool!

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    HARRISON'S CAVE - BARBADOS

    BOILING LAKE - DOMINICA

    PITCH LAKE - TRINIDAD

    ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL - GUYANA

    BUCCOO REEF - TOBAGO


    Antigua's 365 beaches?

    Let's see if we can identify one from each island.
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    St. Vincent's Ganja plantations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soca Shane
    St. Vincent's Ganja plantations
    Looka trouble


    BTW: Dat sig TITE buddy.
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    For Trinidad I nominate:

    Saucy's wine
    Destras shape
    Fayanns abs

    Can't think of 4 more.

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    JAMAICA

    de whole island

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