Indian Arrival Day Celebrated Today

On March 26th 2007 through an Act of Parliament, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines declared June 1st as Indian Arrival Day.

It has been one hundred and fifty five years since the arrival of the first ship of East Indian indentured workers from India to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On Monday June 6th, as part of activities to commemorate this day, supporters and well-wishers of the Indian Community in St. Vincent and the Grenadines gathered at Indian Bay and unveil to advertising billboard.

An official ceremony was then held at the Walliliabou Anchorage where Reynold Thomas of Calder, Reynold Bullock of Yambou, Larson Sutherland of Biabou and Marion Woods of Richland Park were honoured for their contributions to the Indian communities.