WESLEY CHAPEL SHOWCASED ON HISTORIC BASSETERRE WEBSITE
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 08, 2010 (SKNIS): Continually updated, accurate, historic information about the Federation can now be accessed anywhere in the world, thanks to the “Basseterre Past and Present” Website coordinated by the National Archives of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Archivist Mrs. Victoria Borg O’Flaherty told the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS) that material on the origins of the Wesley Chapel (Methodist Church) and the St. Christopher Advertiser (an early Kittitian newspaper) were the latest additions to the website www.historicbasseterre.com. Basseterre Past and Present was launched April 20, 2010 with the assistance of web-developer and manager eCaribbean Ltd.
The National Archives information on the website records that the current Wesley Chapel, constructed in 1822, is the oldest public building in Basseterre. It also documents that the St. Christopher Advertiser and Weekly Intelligencer was started in 1782 by one Richard Cable originally of Antigua.
The Archivist took the opportunity to encourage students, parents and teachers to take advantage of the material available on the “Basseterre Past and Present Website,” emphasizing that it is constantly being updated. She noted that visitors can also submit content.