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Castries, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

Sir John George Melvin Compton

 
 
Sir John George Melvin Compton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
1. Sir John George Melvin Compton Marker
Inscription.
The Right Honourable
Sir John George Melvin Compton
Saint Lucia’s First Primer Minister
&
Champion of Caribbean Integration
1925-2007

 
Location. 14° 0.6′ N, 60° 59.396′ W. Marker is in Castries, Castries. Marker is on Laborie Street just north of Micoud Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castries LC04 301, Saint Lucia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jean Baptiste Bideau (within shouting distance of this marker); Simon Bolivar (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (about 150 meters away); Sir William Arthur Lewis (about 150 meters away); World Wars Memorial (about 180 meters away); The “Cannon” at Walcott Place (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Holy Trinity Anglican Church Foundation Stone (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Free French World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castries.
 
Also see . . .  Sir John George Melvin Compton at britannica.com. Sir John George Melvin Compton, Saint Lucian politician (born April 29, 1925, Canouan island, British Windward Islands [now in Saint Vincent
Sir John George Melvin Compton Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
2. Sir John George Melvin Compton Marker and Statue
and the Grenadines]—died Sept. 7, 2007, Castries, Saint Lucia), was instrumental in negotiating the independence (1979) of Saint Lucia from Britain and served three times as prime minister (1979, 1982–96, 2006–07). He governed as a pro-Western conservative and supported economic diversification and pan-Caribbean cooperation. Compton founded (1961) the National Labour Movement political party, which became, with another party, the United Workers’ Party in 1964, the same year he was chosen first minister of Saint Lucia. He served in that position until the status of Saint Lucia was changed from colony to associated state in 1967, when he became premier. Compton began negotiating for independence in 1974, and when it was achieved, he became the country’s first prime minister. Compton was knighted in 1997 and was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community in 2002.
(Submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitics
 
Sir John George Melvin Compton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
3. Sir John George Melvin Compton Marker
The smaller additional plaque notes that the sculptor was Ricky George (www.rickygeorge.com).
Sir John George Melvin Compton statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
4. Sir John George Melvin Compton statue
The statue of Sir Compton is holding a paper which reads "The Saint Lucia Constitution Order".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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