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Did you know that during July 1919, Penny Postage between the United States and the Windward Islands started? The day and night service of the Telephone System began and the Postal War Tax was also repealed in that year.
Did you know by September 24, 1919, the last members of the Overseas Contingent of troops had returned home? A number of those who had gone to “do their bit” did not return; thirty-six of them had given their lives for their country for the cause of freedom.
Source: Outlines of St. Lucia’s History by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse – 1994
This feature runs every Tuesday and Thursday. It is compiled by daughter of the soil Anselma Aimable, a former agricultural officer and former correspondent for Caribbean Net News, who has a deep interest in local culture and history. Send ideas and tips to [email protected]