Tuesday, September 29

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Jamaica National Hero – Paul Bogle
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Jamaica National Hero – Paul Bogle

Paul Bogle, it is believed, was born free about 1822. He was a Baptist deacon in Stony Gut, a few miles north of Morant Bay, and was eligible to vote at a time when there were only 104 voters in the parish of St. Thomas. (more…)
Jamaica National Hero – Nanny of the Maroons
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Jamaica National Hero – Nanny of the Maroons

Nanny was a leader of the Maroons at the beginning of the 18th century. She was known by both the Maroons and the British settlers as an outstanding military leader who became, in her lifetime and after, a symbol of unity and strength for her people during times of crisis. (more…)
Jamaica National Hero – Norman Washington Manley
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Jamaica National Hero – Norman Washington Manley

Norman Washington Manley was born at Roxborough, Manchester, on July 4, 1893. He was a brilliant scholar and athlete, soldier (First World War) and lawyer. He identified himself with the cause of the workers at the time of the labour troubles of 1938 and donated time and advocacy to the cause. (more…)