Konris Pushes for a Buckley’s Riot Monument

ZIZ News — As St Kitts and Nevis marks the 79th anniversary of the Buckley’s Uprising, the Labour Party Candidate for Constituency Number Three is proposing the erection of a monument highlighting the significance of those events.

Speaking to ZIZ News, Konris Maynard says this monument should honour the lives of those lost and injured during the uprising.

He also explained the importance of having such a landmark in St Kitts.

“It has been 79 years and we do not have anything to show for it. We do not have anything such as a monument to show to persons locally and those who come from abroad the struggles that started here and emanated outwards to the rest of the Caribbean,” he said.

In his proposal to the Ministry of Social Development, Maynard requested that a committee be established with the sole responsibility of seeing this monument erected.

He said, “They will have the responsibility of finding a proper or suitable location to get maximum exposure of the monument. And also, I’m suggesting that we can have a nationwide competition for the design of the monument so that we get the whole nation involved in this aspect of our history.”

Maynard is suggesting that this committee comprise of well respected historians, representatives from the St Christopher National Trust; the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Union; the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party; the Rastafari Nyabinghi Theocracy Order and members of the West Basseterre Community.

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