which marked the hundredth anniversary of the coming of Indians to Trinidad.
The Acting Governor representing the Government of the United Kingdom attended indicating the significance of the observance.
This was the first ever commemoration of the day in Grenada.
The next commemoration would occur more than five decades later in 2009.
Indian Arrival Day is a holiday celebrated on various days in the nations of the Caribbean and the island nation of Mauritius, usually commemorating the arrival of people from the Indian subcontinent to that nation as indentured labour brought by British colonial authorities and their agents.
In Trinidad and Tobago Indian Arrival Day is celebrated on May 30th.
The plaque bears the inscription, "On 1st May 1857, in this bay the sailing vessel “Maidstone” anchored and landed 287 passengers having left India three months earlier, with 304 passengers.