Welcome to Gouyave

Since June 24th, 2004                                                                                                                                                             

Situated on the western side of the island, Gouyave, sometimes called the Fishing Capital of Grenada, Action city or bacchanal city, it’s the town that never sleeps.

 

This town and parish of St. John was the second most important part of Grenada after the Town of St. George’s, the capital. It was the home of many important and rich merchants and the staging grounds for the Fedon Rebellion of 1795 –6. During that period it was a free port or Port Liberte and naval base for the French insurgents.

 

The town of Gouyave gained notoriety in Saturday .2nd March 1795 , when Julien Fedon,  “a free coloured planter” who owned a large estate in Belvidere, St. John’s led a revolt against the British in what is called the Fedon’s Rebellion.

 

On Tuesday, March 5th 1795, a major battle took place in the town between Captain Guerdon and Fedon’s men. Over thirty persons were killed on both sides.

 

Called Charlotte Town, after British Queen and Duncan’s Town, the town was called Gouyave because it was abundant in Guava.

 

Gouyave provided refuge for hundreds of persons displaced after the Great St. George’s Fire on Fri. 1st Nov. 1775’s. Hence, it was not uncommon to see advertisement on the availability of boarding houses and Day Care Centers.

 

The Town of Gouyave was divided into four segments, Portuguese Town around Middle River, Duncan Town around St. Rose and Lower Depradine Street and L’Anse  more here: #

 

 

 

Another year is here, it’s time for celebrations, gogouyave.com turns 15 years.

 

We could not have reached here without the initial work of

 

David Duncan, Michael Jessamy, Henry Duncan

 

 and then, Keville Frederick, Leon Decoteau, Roger Gilbert and my son, Greig St. John.

 

To Mikey Passee, Tony Decoteau and ALL other foundation members, THANKS!!

 

Looking forward to many more years

 

Bringing GOUYAVE to the WORLD!!

 

Arthur