Tag: National Heroes

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Paul Bogle

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About George William Gordon

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About Nanny of the Maroons

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Needs To Know About Sir Alexander Bustamante

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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Jamaica’s Journey To Independence

We’ve been enjoying the various pre-Independence festivities that have been on offer since late last month, but now it’s time for the main event, and Jamaicans are gearing up to celebrate the country’s 53rd anniversary of Independence tomorrow, August 6. Today,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 8, 2015

Obama Comes Today…Holness To Get His Moment With The President. AFTER A week of frenetic activities, Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston is well positioned to embrace the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The Jamaican Government is proclaiming its readiness

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Hero Profile – Paul Bogle

Little is known of Paul Bogle’s early life. As an adult he was one of the 106 St Thomas people with the right to vote. As deacon of the Native Baptist Church at Stony Gut, Bogle organised religious activities. He

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Hero Profile – Sir Alexander Bustamante

Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante, Jamaica’s first Prime Minister after the country gained independence in 1962, was born on February 24, 1884. In 1943 he founded the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), with himself as head. The first general election under Universal Adult

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Hero Profile – Sam Sharpe

  Sam Sharpe, born in the parish of St. James, and named after his master, is also a folk figure. He is known for his pivotal role in the 1831 Christmas Rebellion on the Kensington Estate ­ a rebellion credited

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Hero Profile – George William Gordon

George William Gordon (1820-1865) was born to a Scottish land owner and one of his slaves in Cherry Gardens. Mainly through his own efforts, starting with teaching himself reading, writing and accounting, he became a successful businessman and land owner.

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