However, Isis was not his first daughter. He therefore shares the same birthday as Robert Bradshaw, the first National Hero and former Premier. When Mr. France was elected as the first General Secretary of the League he was re-elected every year until his death on 21st May, 1997. The creation of the Frigate Bay tourist belt is another milestone in the service of Southwell. The need for trade union laws, workmen’s compensation, land settlement, slum clearance, better health and educational facilities etc., were stressed by the delegation. He was 78 years old and had been battling cancer for years. Seaton, President and Secretary, respectively, of the Workers’ League, and other Directors, Mr. France grappled with the issue. Evidence of public opinion was wanted as to whether Representative Government should be introduced here. France successfully contested nine General Elections- 1946, 1952, 1957, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1984 – as a representative of the people of St. Kitts (representing the constituency and people of West Basseterre from 1952 when adult suffrage was introduced in the territory of St. Kitts-Nevis and Anguilla, until 1984 when he retired from active politics). In 2004, France was posthumously granted the title of National Hero by the National Assembly and is honoured annually on National Heroes Day. He was also editor of the “Workers Weekly,” which was published by the Workers’ League from 1942-1956. The opposers submitted a memorandum to the authorities signed by some 200 people asking that there be no change in the Crown Colony system of Government. Daniel was the first Premier of Nevis from 19 September 1983 (Independence Day) to 2 June 1992. He worked as a teacher, police officer, and trade unionist. This he did until 1948 resigning after the workers strike of the same year. Today we profile The Right Excellent, Dr. Sir Simeon Daniel, who became a National Hero in 2013. The Right Excellent, Sir Joseph N France was 89 years when he died on 21st May, 1997. Joseph N France was the first Nevisian to be bestowed with the Order of National Hero. In January 1975, Premier Bradshaw’s government took possession, by law of all the estate lands in St. Kitts and in December 1976, his government successfully negotiated the take-over of the St. Kitts Sugar Factory. When Robert Bradshaw died in May 1978, Southwell was installed as Premier days after. In 1940, Bradshaw left the Sugar Factory following a strike for higher wages and joined the St. Kitts and Nevis Trades & Labour Union as a clerk. Dr. Daniel was married to Sheila Daniel. The order was founded in 1998. He was President of the Mutual Improvement Society and a devotee of the works of William Shakespeare. Tapley Seaton, approved the following National recipients of Honours Award, consistent with the National Honours Act, which established a trio of […] Unfortunately, his tenure lasted approximately one year. National Heroes Day is a time to remember more than just the four official national heroes. He helped to re-shape the structure of the Trade and Labour Union into the nineteen (19) sections now existing. Nevisians and Anguillians complained that they felt neglected and that their respective islands were being unfairly deprived of revenue, investment and services by the central government in Basseterre. Unfortunately, both his wife and younger daughter Isis, have since passed. It’s celebrated on September 16 — three days before St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day — and, depending on what weekday it lands, may be extended to accommodate a joint celebration. The museum, the first of its kind in St. Kitts and Nevis, is being built a few short years after Sir Simeon was named a National Hero. He then became the Minister for Social Services, which included Education, Health and Social Affairs under the then Labour Administration headed by Comrade Paul Southwell, Chief Minister.