THE COAT OF ARMS
The coat of arms was designed by Sydney Bagshaw, the original owner of Bagshaw’s Silk Screening Studio and retired artist from Reader’s Digest magazine. The rose stands for the seven times the island was under British colonial rule, while the fleur-de-lis represents the seven times the island belonged to the French. The three-legged stool is the African stool, a reminder of the vast heritage and culture inherited from that continent. The parrot depicted on the coat of arms is the unique Saint Lucian Parrot, Amazona Versicolor, a symbol of the wonderful aspects of nature to be discovered island-wide.