Salisbury, Saint Joseph, Dominica
The Salisbury Declaration
This Monument is in Commemoration of
To Seek Independence From
By Honourable Patrick Roland John
On Sunday August 29 1976
His Excellency The President
Mr. Vernon Lorden Shaw
August 22nd 1999
Funded by the Government of Dominica.
Erected 1999 by Government of Dominica.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1976.
Location. 15° 26.529′ N, 61° 26.144′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Saint Joseph. The marker is on a small hill on the right on the road passing the Salisbury Primary School, in the northern part of the town. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Oliver Le Blanc (approx. 9.3 kilometers away in Saint Paul); Woodbridge Bay (approx. 15.5 kilometers away in Saint George); Simon Bolivar (approx. 16 kilometers away in Saint George); Pottersville (approx. 16 kilometers Cecil E. A. Rawle (approx. 16.1 kilometers away in Saint George); Cabrits National Park (approx. 16.1 kilometers away in Saint John); Upper Battery, Signal Station (approx. 16.2 kilometers away in Saint John); Officers' Quarters (approx. 16.2 kilometers away in Saint John).
Regarding The Salisbury Declaration. "On August 29, 1976 the Dominica Labour Party held a convention in the village of Salisbury. It was at this convention that then Premier Patrick Roland "PJ" John issued a declaration of his intent to move the colony towards independence. The declaration was named the Salisbury Declaration after the village where the convention was held." from dominicahistory.org.
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