Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw was the first Premier of Saint Kitts and Nevis from 1967 until 1978. Prior to that, he was the Chief Minister. In 1996, he was designated as the country’s First National Hero by the National Assembly. In 2007, the Robert L. Bradshaw Memorial Park was created in St. Paul’s, a town of Saint Paul Capisterre Parish. This 3.5 acre site is near where Bradshaw was born in 1916, attended St. Paul’s Primary School and initially worked on a sugar cane plantation. This life-size statue was a gift from Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba.