Britain came across to the islanders as a Mother who refused to care, even when they felt most down and out and abandoned. In their collective mind, by forcing them into associate statehood (semi-independence) with St Christopher-Nevis, she had demonstrated her lack of care and sensitivity. 254 more words
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Felipe Cuevas, a Chilean political activist, returned home after being released from a Venezuelan detention centre, where he had been held since Thursday. Cuevas was arrested for taking pictures in an area where photography was not allowed, and failing to provide identification when prompted by security forces. 406 more words
By late 1966 and early 1967 – the eve of impending semi-independence – the islanders’ disenchantment with Mother Britain had intensified greatly.
It all came to a boiling point with the disruption of the Queen Show to celebrate the start of semi-independence (associate statehood) with Britain in 1967. 197 more words