Welcome to Gouyave
Another year is here, it’s time for celebrations, gogouyave.com turns 17 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!!
Situated on the western side of the island, Gouyave, sometimes called the Fishing Capital of Grenada, Action city or Bacchanal city, is the town that never sleeps.
The town of Gouyave gained notoriety on Monday 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 called the Fedon’s Rebellion.
Called Charlotte Town, after British Queen and Duncan’s Town, the town was called Gouyave because it was abundant in Guava.
On Thursday 5th March, 1795, a major battle took place in the town between Captain Guerdon and Fedon’s men. Over thirty persons were killed on both sides.
The town and parish of St. John was the second most important part of Grenada after the Town of St. George’s, the capital.
Gouyave provided refuge for hundreds of persons displaced after the Great St. George’s Fire on Wednesday 1st November, 1775. Hence, it was not uncommon to see advertisement for the availability of boarding houses and Day Care Centers. 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 was divided into four segments, Portuguese Town around Middle River, Duncan Town around St. Rose and Lower Depradine Street and the L’Anse.