1967: Caribbean rebel isle agrees to peace terms

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AUG 1st, 1967 – The tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla has agreed to end its two-month secession from St. Kitts and Nevis.

Leaders of the rebellion which flared on May 30, three months after Britain gave the three islands internal self-government as an associated state, signed an agreement drawn up by Ministers from Britain, Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad at a Commonwealth Caribbean Conference in Barbados.

Under the agreement, which stipulates that Anguilla must immediately return to constitutional rule, the island will be allowed to elect council for local government. Britain promised to strengthen Anguilla’s economy and help in developing tourism.

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