25 Jul 1984: James Mitchell becomes Prime Minister after his centre-right New Democratic Party (NDP) wins a surprising victory in the general election. The NDP wins nine of 13 elective seats.
22 Jan 1985: Cato retires from politics and is replaced as SVLP leader by Hudson Tannis. Vincent Beache takes over as Leader of the Opposition in the House of Assembly.
28 Feb 1985: Sir Joseph Eustace replaces Sir Sydney Gun-Munro as Governor-General.
1986: Constitutional amendment was approved by the House to increase the number of seats in the House of Assembly to 15.
3 Aug 1986: Hudson Tannis is killed in an airplane crash and is replaced as SVLP leader by Vincent Beache.
29 Feb 1988: Sir Joseph Eustace demits office. Henry Harvey Williams acts as Governor-General.
16 May 1989: Mitchell returned to office for second term after his NDP won all 15 parliamentary seats.
20 Sep 1989: Sir David Jack sworn in as Governor-General.
14 Mar 1991: Death of Ebenezer Theodore Joshua
24 Jan 1994: SVLP and the Movement for National Unity (MNU) form an electoral alliance, which later becomes formalised as the Unity Labour Party (ULP), led by Beache.
21 Feb 1994: Mitchell and the NDP returned to office for third term, but with a reduced majority, with 12 of 15 seats in the House of Assembly. The ULP alliance wins the remaining three seats.
1 Jun 1996: Sir Charles Antrobus sworn in as Governor-General.
10 Feb 1997: Death of Robert Milton Cato
15 Jun 1998: Mitchell and the NDP scrape a fourth consecutive term in the general election, winning 8 of 15 seats. The ULP wins the remaining seven seats but secures 54.6% of the votes cast.
9 Jul 1998: At the opening session of the House of Assembly, several hundred protesters demonstrate against the new Government, and two ministers are attacked.
Apr 2000: Anti-government protests and industrial action are sparked by a proposal to increase pensions for parliamentarians.
4 May 2000: The Government and opposition reach an accord, which aimed to end the recent political protests, whereby new legislative elections would be called before March 2001.
20 Aug 2000: Mitchell resigns as NDP leader and is replaced by Arnhim Eustace.
27 Oct 2000: Mitchell resigns and is succeeded by his Finance Minister, Arnhim Eustace.