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Mustique

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As part of St. Vincent

and the Grenadines, the 1,400

acre island of Mustique shares the

early history common to all

of the islands.

When European planters arrived in the

1740s they discovered they could easily

and successfully produce sugar. During

the 1700s, Mustique was heavily defended

against the possibility of French invaders

and the remains of three forts can still be

seen. The sugar-based economy of the

Grenadines prospered until sugar

beet usurped West Indian cane as

the major source of sugar.

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