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Taino (Arawaks) of Jamaica. http://caribya.com/jamaica/history/arawak.taino/

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from The bitter bean's Weblog

Paul Bogle – From Stony Gut to Contested Identity

Paul Bogle | a Jamaican Baptist deacon and is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay Protests, which agitated for justice and fair treatment for all in Jamaica. Leading the Morant Bay rebellion, he was captured and hanged on 24 October 1865 in the Morant Bay Court House by the United Kingdom authorities.

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Appleton Jamaican Rum is world renowned and there is good reason. Jamaica has some of the best rum in the world.

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from Commonwealth Stamp Store On Line

Jamaica 1962 Independence SG 193 Fine Used

Jamaica 1962 Independence Fine Used SG 193 Scott 181 Other West Indies and British Commonwealth Stamps HERE!

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old photograph of Jamaican post office and mailmen from the 19th century

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May 10, 1655. The British seizure of Jamaica under Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables. Cromwell's ships sinking the Spanish vessels in Kingston Harbour. (Photo: Illustrated London News/Getty Images)

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Jamaica as it used to be

Striking images - shortly to be auctioned - show the Caribbean island in the early years of photography.

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nanny of the maroons http://jamaicanechoes.com/11-facts-about-nanny/

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☀ Puerto Rico ☀The taino history The Taínos were farmers and fishers, and practiced intensive root crop cultivation in conucos, or small raised plots. Manioc was the principal crop, but potatoes, beans, peanuts, peppers and other plants were also grown. Farming was supplemented with the abundant fish and shellfish animal resources of the region. Cotton was grown and spun into cloth, and along with the many other items produced by the skilled Taíno craftspeople, was used in a widespread…

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Let the History lesson begin: The original inhabitants of Jamaica were actually Arawak Indians and not the people you see today.

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