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Did you know from January 01, 1940, Dominica became part of the Windward Islands? It already had much in common with St. Lucia, and the latter was glad to welcome its new “Sister” in a ceremony at the Council Chamber in Castries on New Year’s Day.
Also on that day the Castries Town Board celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Taken in connection with its immediate predecessor, the “Municipal Corporation of Castries”, was the oldest self-governing body in the West Indies.
Did you know in January 1940, Wireless Telephone conversations were exchanged for the first time between St. Lucia and the rest of the world?
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]