Tubal Uriah Buzz Butler Labor leader and politician. He was born in Grenada and as a young man he enlisted for the front during World War I. After the war was over, he returned to Grenada for a while, then in January, he moved to Trinidad. But he became increasingly dissatisfied with what he regarded as Cipriani's "gentle" approach, and living as he did in the oilbelt at Fyzabad, he began serious agitation for the rights of oil workers.
Biography[ edit ] Butler was born in St.
George's, Grenadawhere he attended the Anglican School. In he was expelled from the Trinidad Labour Party for his "extremist tendencies". On 19 June a strike in protest of working conditions, wages, racism and exploitation began in the oilfields in the southern Trinidad. Police attempted to arrest Butler as he addressed a meeting in Fyzabad.
His supporters prevented the police from doing so and Charlie King, a police officer was killed. The Labour riots of resulted in turmoil throughout the oilfields.
When strikes spread to the sugar factories, the Colonial government responded by issuing an arrest warrant for Butler. Butler went into hiding and the colonial authorities were unable to locate him. He stayed in contact with the authorities through Adrian Cola Rienzi and although he was promised safe passage by the colonial authorities to testify at a commission of enquiry into the events of Junehe was arrested by the colonial government when he emerged to do so.
Butler was imprisoned from 9 September to May With the outbreak of World War II in Septemberhe was re-arrested and detained for the duration of the war. In the General Elections the Butler Party only won two seats. Butler, the fiery radical, was deemed too unstable and threatening to the nation's economic well-being by Eric Williams and the People's National Movement.
He was awarded the Trinity Crossthe nation's highest honour, in East Indians in Trinidad. Politics in a Half Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago, Markus Wiener Publishing Inc.Tubal Uriah “Buzz” Butler was born in in Grenada where he received his primary education.
During the First World War, he served in the British West Indian Regiment, under Captain Arthur Cipriani. Tubal Uriah “Buzz” Butler.
Born. Tubal Uriah Butler was born on January 21st in Bluggo. Cottage, Georgetown, Grenada. Education. Butler attended St. George’s Anglican School in Grenada which had a high reputation. Butler’s father was a sexton at St.
George’s. Tubal Uriah 'Buzz' Butler  Photo, Fedon Publishers Tubal Uriah 'Buzz' Butler, also called 'Supreme Chief Servant,' was a Grenadian whose active trade union work in Trinidad earned his assessment as a 'national hero' by the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG).
Feb 06, · Tubal Uriah "Buzz" Butler (21 January – 20 February ), was a Grenadian-born Spiritual Baptist preacher and labour leader in Trinidad and Tobago.
He is . Tubal Uriah "Buzz" Butler (21 January – 20 February ), was a Grenadian-born Spiritual Baptist preacher and labour leader in Trinidad and Tobago. Tubal Uriah “Buzz” Butler was born in in Grenada where he received his primary education. During the First World War, he served in the British West Indian Regiment, under Captain Arthur Cipriani.