Tag: Paul Bogle

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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Parish Facts – Portland, St Thomas, Kingston & St Andrew

This week, we conclude our Parish Facts series by venturing east to the county of Surrey, to cover Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew. Portland Originally created in 1723, the parish was named for the Duke of Portland, then the Governor of Jamaica. Portland

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 27, 2015

150 Years After The Morant Bay Rebellion … St Thomas Begs For Development. Legend has it that after the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865, Queen Victoria, in anger, broke her pen and uttered the words “those rebels, let them suffer”… Read

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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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Special – Quotes From Our Heroes

National Heroes’ Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 21. In honour of this special occasion, diGJamaica.com will be sharing a quote or saying attributed to one of our heroes every weekday at 1pm for the rest of the month.

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Image Of The Week – National Hero Missing From St Thomas

This week’s image comes from the Wednesday Gleaner story St Thomas Not Ready For Bogle. It shows the empty mount on which the statue of Paul Bogle is to stand in Morant Bay, the parish’s capital. The statue, originally done

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Discover St. Thomas

St. Thomas is often described as the ‘forgotten parish.’ One of the poorest on the island, it is perceived by many Jamaicans as under-developed. The parish has certainly endured its share of trials, seemingly falling into obscurity following the closure

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