National Geographic : 1994 Mar
less labor and earn more cash than those grown traditionally. Cit rus orchards dot fields that used to rustle with sugarcane. Cattle graze beside old stands of sil very mauve coconuts. Orchids and anthur iums bloom under shade tents not far from cool groves of cacao. At Point Lisas, on the island's west coast, a new industrial estate and port neatly divide an area once covered with sugarcane and mangroves. "We make everything here from cereal to steel," says estate spokeswoman Angela Gouveia, "and 95 percent is exported."