The Coat of Arms
The coat of arms was designed by Sydney Bagshaw, the original owner of the Bagshaw’s Silk screening studio and retired artist from Reader’s Digest magazine. He incorporated the history and natural wonders into the artwork. The rose stands for the fourteen times the island was under British colonial rule, while the fleur-de-lis represents the fourteen times in history the island belonged to the French. The three-legged stool is the African stool, obviously representative of the vast heritage and culture inherited from that continent. The parrot depicted on the coat of arms is the unique St. Lucian Parrot, a symbol of the wonderful bits of nature to be discovered island wide.