Grande Riviere, Dennery, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
In Memory of Two Banana Farmers Killed
In Memory of 2 Banana Farmers Killed by police on Oct 7th 1993 during protest action for better price for our bananas
Born Feb 22n 1970
Killed 7 Oct 1993
Buried 16th Oct 1993
Born May 4th 1993
Killed Oct 7th 1993
Buried Oct 17th 1993
Dedicated on the 7th of Oct 1994 by St Lucia Banana Saluation committee
Erected 1994 by St. Lucia Banana Salvation Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1993.
Location. 13° 55.904′ N, 60° 55.851′ W. Marker is in Grande Riviere, Dennery. Marker is on Micoud Highway, on the right when traveling east. The monument is on the western side of the bridge between Grand Riviere and Richfond. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grande Riviere, Dennery LC17 401, Saint Lucia. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pétronille Dwine (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Inniskilling Fusiliers: 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot (approx. 27th Inniskilling Regiment (approx. 9.8 kilometers away in Castries); William Arthur Lewis (approx. 10 kilometers away in Castries); The “Cannon” at Walcott Place (approx. 10.5 kilometers away in Castries); Derek Walcott Square (approx. 10.7 kilometers away in Castries); Sir William Arthur Lewis (approx. 10.7 kilometers away in Castries); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (approx. 10.7 kilometers away in Castries).
Regarding In Memory of Two Banana Farmers Killed. A trade dispute between the US and the European Union in 1993 ended up reducing the special export relationship that Caribbean bananas had with most of Europe and the UK. This dispute eventually went to the WTO and was decided in favor of the US, greatly reducing the market and prices of Caribbean bananas. A series of protests in 1993 in St. Lucia culminated with the shooting of these two men by police.
Note that the marker has some spelling errors: Rendy is probably Randy Joseph. His birth year is not 1993. "Saluation" should be "Salvation" in the name of the erecting organization.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.