This Month in History: March

March 1938

Formation of the Barbados Progressive League, the precursor party, of the Barbados Labour Party

March 10th 1961

The Deep Water Harbour in Bridgetown is officially opened.

March 31st 1979

The US Navy Facility is officially closed at Harrison’s point, St. Lucy.

March 29th 1981

The introduction of piped water in Bridgetown

March 11th 1985

Prime Minister Tom Adams dies

March 11th 1985

Harold Bernard St. John becomes the 3rd Prime minister of Barbados due to the death of Tom Adams

March 29th 2005

A riot, accompanied by fire, erupts at Glendairy Prison

Hundreds of inmates were held at the back of the prison in the area of the farm yesterday. (Pictures by Cherie Pitt.)

March 16th 2006

The CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) renders its first judgement in a case, marking the official end of Barbados’ 170 year relationship with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

March 4th 2007

ICC Cricket World Cup begins in the West Indies.

March 2009

The Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, survives a no confidence vote that arose over his handling of the financial crisis caused by the sudden collapse of CLICO.