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A sign was mounted at Pigeon Island with the title ‘Welcome To Revolution Bay’. The sign seems to come as a homage to the Nèg Mawon, a term used for the enslaved in Saint Lucia; who broke the chains of enslavement and freed themselves.

Whilst we speak of 7 times British 7 times French, most Saint Lucians are unaware of the Black Revolution that took place on the island – where the Nèg Mawon overthrew their white oppressors and took control of the country, renaming many areas in Saint Lucia in reflection of their liberty – including Gros Islet which they named La Revolution.

This sign may come as a response to the recent discoveries that Admiral Rodney – who the bay is named after, was instrumental in the fight AGAINST abolition in Saint Lucia and petitioned to pack slave ships with as many slaves as possible.

Do you think we should rename Rodney Bay?

4 Comment

    • Maria Jn Charles -

    • March 17, 2021 at 14:23 pm

    Why keep Rodney’s name when he did so much to keep our people enslaved. He does not deserve the honour of having landmarks in his memory.

    • Maria Jn Charles -

    • March 17, 2021 at 14:24 pm

    Why do we never speak about our Black history and only the European version of ours

    • Columbus Lied -

    • March 17, 2021 at 19:58 pm

    Yes I love the rename, more pride for our island home let the truth unfold

    • Terrence Scott -

    • March 18, 2021 at 20:02 pm

    It’s time we proceed to remove the name of this admiral from such an important St. Lucian landmark. I fully agree with the change to Revolution Bay.

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