ROXBOROUGH is the largest town along the windward coast. Its main drag runs parallel to the sea, although – unlike almost everywhere else on the windward parade – there are also a few residential streets stretching inland. The few small shops are interspersed with plenty of dilapidated and abandoned buildings, giving the town a rather run-down appearance. It’s a laidback and peaceful place, although that hasn’t always been the case. In the hard times that followed emancipation, Roxborough was the scene of the infamous and bloody Belmanna Riots, a rebellion that was to have a far-reaching effect on Tobago’s system of governance. Apart from filling up your petrol tank or picking up a takeaway lunch, there’s no real reason to linger; the rubbish-strewn beach is nothing special.

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