DOMINICA hosted the first West-Indian- led conference to discuss the matter of regional unity. This 1926 conference was convened and chaired by Dominica’s Cecil E. A. Rawle [1891-1938], a British trained lawyer.
Rawle’s law practice opened in Grenada, and during his Grenada days he was inspired by T.A. Marryshow [1887-1958], the widely-acknowledged “father of West Indian Federation”.
The 1926 Dominica conference seated delegates from the following territories:
Trinidad& Tobago, Barbados, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Vincent, St Kitts, Grenada and host Dominica.