Island in the Sun

[Man] The island of Santa Marta
is not very much different...

from any of the other
smaller islands in the Caribbean.

Towering mountains,
white gold beaches...

coconut palms
and hot tropical sun.

It has a population
of about 100,000...

9/10ths of it colored
or of mixed blood.

Its main industry is
raising sugar, copra, cocoa...

and exporting them.
Originally a French Island...
its laborers were brought in slave ships
from the Gold Coast of Africa...

four and a half centuries ago.
And now it is
a British Crown Colony.

Well, that about sums up
all the facts you'll find...

in the tourist guides,
Mr. Bradshaw.

Of course, as a journalist, you'll want
to see as much of our island as possible.

If you're in doubt about anything,
get in touch with Colonel Whittingham here.

Nothing like being on the right side
of the police, eh, Colonel?

- [Chuckles] Quite so.
- Denis.

- Sir?
- Have you arranged for Mr. Bradshaw's hotel?

- The St. James.
- Good. Very comfortable, the St. James.

- Excellent bar.
- I don't drink, sir.

- Oh.
- Doctor's orders.

- Well, we'll be seeing you
this afternoon at the reception.
- Thank you, Your Excellency.

Oh, Your Excellency,
just one more question.

I'm very interested in the new constitution
that's being given to the islands.

Do you think the West Indian
is ready to govern himself?

When you get to know
the island better, Mr. Bradshaw...

I shall be glad to discuss it with you.
Good day, sir.
Is there much discontent
in the islands, Colonel?

Crime's my business,
Mr. Bradshaw, not politics.