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    The West Indies is a subregion of North America, surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that includes 13 independent island countries and 18 dependencies and other territories in three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago.

  2. The origins of the British West Indies lie in outposts established to support English pirates and privateers who were involved in raiding Spanish treasure fleets, and merchants interested in trade. Charles Leigh , an English merchant, established a short-lived settlement on the Wiapoco River in 1604 (now the Oyapock, which forms the border between French Guiana and Brazil ).

  3. The documentary was about the domination of West Indies team of 1970s and 1980s, widely regarded as one of the greatest cricket teams in the history having not lost a test series for 15 years. It revolves around how the West Indies triumphed over its former colonial masters of England and racism in those days against Black peoples.

  4. West Indies' narrowest win by wickets is by 1 wicket, which they have achieved thrice, has come in the third Test of the 1998-99 Australia tour at Kensington Oval, Barbados and twice against Pakistan, once Pakistan's tour in 2000 at Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's and during the 2021 tour at Sabina Park, Kingston.

  5. Michael Manley, A History of West Indies Cricket, 1988 (revised edition by Donna Symmonds, London, Andre Deutsch, 2002 (ISBN 023305037X)) Hilary Beckles et al., A Spirit of Dominance: Cricket and Nationalism in the West Indies : Essays in Honour of Viv Richards on the 21st Anniversary of His Test Début, Canoe Press, 1998 (ISBN 976-8125-37-3)

  6. BWIA West Indies Airways Limited, known locally as "Bee-Wee" and also as British West Indian Airways and BWIA International, was the national airline based in Trinidad and Tobago. At the end of operations, BWIA was the largest airline operating out of the Caribbean , with direct service to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

  7. Spain refused to sign the peace treaty if a West Indian Company would be established. At this time, the Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648) between Spain and the Dutch Republic was occurring. Grand Pensionary Johan van Oldenbarnevelt offered to suspend trade with the West Indies in exchange for the Twelve Years' Truce.