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November 15, 2013
Historical Notes


“Mr. E.T Joshua begs to notify those parents and guardians who send children to him for instruction that he has been appointed Assistant Teacher at the Barrouallie Anglican School -consequently he has abandoned his private classes.” (The Times, April 5, 1934){{more}}

The Naming of Port Elizabeth

The town of Bequia was named Port Elizabeth. The Administrator christened their principal town Port Elizabeth on Friday, June 18 “in honour of the charming heir-presumptive of the British throne.”

The gathering consisted of His Lordship the Bishop, H.V Tonks, Reverend H.H Cole, Reverends A.C Johnson and A. Johnson, Fr. J.V DePlaas, Honourable D.C McIntosh, Mr. S.B Isaacs, Scouts, Guides, School children, Friendly Societies, representatives of the press, ‘prominent and other individuals’.

Hon. D.C McIntosh, Town Warden welcomed guests. He said the idea of christening the town was like christening an overgrown baby. The Administration said he had fallen in love with it and considered it one of the most beautiful spots he ever visited, especially its beaches. (The Times, June 19, 1937)

“Electioneering Activities- Mr. George McIntosh Holds First Electioneering Meeting in Kingstown”

The audience was held spell bound. “…I will do all that lies in my power to see these hungry and oppressed people get some land. I belong to the common people. I am one of them. I want no titles, no M.B.E’s or O.B.E’s. What St.Vincent needs are men with human hearts and no letter of the alphabet can make up for that.” (Times, February 27, 1937)