Persons who served in WWI

At 11 am on 11 November 1918, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, a ceasefire was declared and negotiations were soon started to terminate the Great War or World War One   A number of persons from St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla had enlisted and served in the various regiments.  At the outbreak of the First World War, activists like Marcus Garvey encouraged West Indians to volunteer arguing that loyalty to the Empire […]

Lebanese during WW1

By 1914, there was a small number of persons from Lebanon living in St. Kitts.  The Colonial administration referred to them as Syrians.  They had come to the Caribbean to escape the turmoil in the Middle East and the hope of starting a better life.   They were in fact citizens of the Ottoman Empire also sometimes referred to as Turkish Empire.  When war broke out in 1914, the Ottoman Empire became an ally of Germany.  This made the Colonial authorities […]

Return of Personnel and Material 1914

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.  It started in Europe on the 28 July 1914.  Although much of the fighting took place in Europe, large navies which included a growing number of submarines, and the new invention of the aircraft meant that the war could easily spread to other parts of the world, and it did.  Because of these concerns the Colonial Administration on St. Kitts started monitoring the availability […]

Honey Bees String Band

The reaction we received last week to the post of the photograph of Wings was amazing. Thanks to everybody who wrote to tell us that Wings was run by Theophilus and later Terrence Dolphin. We hope to be able to find out more of the story of that restaurant over the coming days. Today we hail Culturama in Nevis with an image of the Honey Bees String Band. Once again, we would be grateful to […]

Restaurant week

Restaurant week starts today.  It has become a yearly feature now.  Families look forward to enjoying a night out at a reasonable price and restaurants offer dishes around a particular item.  This year, the star of the plate is plantain. There was a time when the choices for those who wanted to eat out were very limited.  Our photograph this week is of a place that was very popular in the late 1970s and 1980s. Wings was at the airport.  It […]