Historic Events

THE 1935 LABOUR DISTURBANCES IN ST.KITTS  

The labour disturbances which commenced in the island of St.Kitts on January 28th, 1935, mark the beginning of the wave of labour and strikes which swept through the British West Indies in the late-1930’s.These labour protests, led in the main by sugar workers, constitute a historical watershed in the development of the modern Caribbean marking the transition from the colonial trusteeship of the early twentieth century into an era of national consciousness and self- determination. Read More

 

THE BATTLE OF CHARLES FORT

It was circa 1623 that (the Englishman) Thomas Warner, later Sir Thomas, arrived in St. Kitts, with the authority to found colonies in Charles I’s name. In commemoration of which our earliest fort at Old Road is known as Charles Fort, as distinct from Fort Charles, which is Charles II’s fort,now the Leper Asylum at Cleverley’s Hill.  Read More

 

THE FLOOD SPIRIT

In passing that now-a-days beauty spot Springfield Cemetery, we may see, facing the Cunningham Hospital an obelisk, the inscription on which many of us may not have troubled to read. Read More