Archive | History RSS feed for this section

Jamaican History (1693 – 1838)

Up to this point in Jamaican history, the island was divided into three classes: White men, who owned property, had professions and trades, were well-off, and spent their money freely. White men who were almost slaves, brought from Britain as convicted criminals, deported to the island to work as slaves.If they survived the ordeal, they […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Port Royal Jamaica

Port Royal Jamaica was a city located on southeastern end of the the island west of the Palisadoes sand spit that protected Kingston harbor. Notorious for its wealth and loose morals, it was a place where just about everyone went to spend and enjoy their riches in the 17th century. it harbored pirates, cut-throats, prostitutes, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Jamaica History (1839 – Present)

Jamaica history continues as slaves were still allowed to work on the plantations but this time time they were paid…but not much.Just about this same time, Marcus Garvey’s was staking his claim in Jamaica history. Though they were free, life was even harder because they had to fend for themselves and families. By 1863, sugar production fell […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Marcus Garvey – Part 2

Marcus Garvey biography continues… At the end of August 1919, he marries Amy Ashwood (in picture) who a few months earlier, had thrown herself in the line of fire to save his life. Their extravagant wedding was the talk of Harlem. Five different ministers performed the ceremony before 3,000 guests. Within four short months, the couple […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Who was Marcus Mosiah Garvey? Why did he attract such a huge following? I first heard about him in history class during my High school days, but that was about it. The only thing I remembered then was that he was one of our national heroes…but for what, I could not tell you (so much […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Jamaican Maroons

The Jamaican Maroons were descendants of ex-slaves who had fled to the hills following the British take-over of theisland in 1655. They took up residence in the interior mountains of the island and lived in small towns while skillfully warding off the British occupiers. they knew the mountains well and became very adept at guerrilla […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
trelawny day in ny

Trelawny Day Reunion In NY

Hundreds of Trelawny Natives gather for their 33rd annual Trelawny Day reunion in NY. This  7 day event gives the trelawnians an opportunity to showcase their talents, meet up with old friends, chit chat, and find out about investment opportunities that are available for them.. This week-long celebration begins on Sunday May 18, with a […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
history of Jamaica

History Of Jamaica

This website would not be complete without some history of Jamaica! They say that if you are ignorant to the past, you are doom to repeat its failures! I always find it interesting to know what happened in my country long before I was born…and I have to say that when I read about the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }