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Atlas of Cultural Heritage and Infrastructure of the Americas.

The cultural heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean unites and distinguishes us as a region. It also represents a strategic resource for sustainable development with conditions of social inclusion, access and participation in terms of equality. It is a regional and national identity factor that gives us a presence in the international arena with a voice and a face of our own.

Atlas of Cultural Heritage and Infrastructure of the Americas.

The Atlas of Cultural Heritage and Infrastructure of the Americas: Jamaica, represents one of the first steps of an innovative tool that will provide comparable information continental-wide. Thanks to this innovative system, in-depth data will be available for the different countries of the region on a broad range of topics. The Atlas will therefore be a fundamental tool for decision making, and for uncovering the potential of the Latin America and Caribbean cultural heritage.

Protected Areas System Plan: Jamaica

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The Protected Areas Committee is now inviting feedback on the current draft of the Protected Areas
System Master Plan (PASMP). Stakeholders and interested parties may provide their feedback in
one or both of the following ways:

1. Participation in a consultation
2. Written submissions

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Design Guidelines For The Historic District Of Falmouth

The Tainos

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Taino Day - Celebrating the first Jamaicans

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Great Jamaicans Project - Part One

This series we will focus on Jamaicans, many lesser known, who have made an impact in their respective fields. Part 1 will highlight three individuals who have made a mark in the areas of activism and law. Of note are John Russwurm, Hector Josephs and Robert Sutherland.

Great Jamaicans Project - Part Two

This series we will focus on Jamaicans, many lesser known, who have made an impact in their respective fields. Part One highlighted three individuals who made a mark in the areas of activism and law - John Russwurm, Hector Josephs and Robert Sutherland. Part Two will highlight two other noteworthy individuals: Harold Moody and Rosemary Brown.

Labour Day: A Movement of Liberalization to a Celebration of Volunteerism

The international Labour Day movement was first born out of a struggle to free workers who suffered under extreme conditions of repression, exploitation and racism during the nineteenth century. Since its birth in 1980, many countries have set aside the 1st of May in honour of the Labour movement. In Jamaica however, Labour Day is celebrated on the 23rd of May.

Jamaican Enslaved Africans as Economic Producers

Historians of Jamaican history often portray enslaved Africans as revolutionaries who resisted their enslavement. But this is only a small part of the story. Slaves in Jamaica were also industrious producers who traded in agricultural goods.. During enslavement owners and managers of estates in the British Caribbean realized that creative measures were needed to feed the slave population (Mintz, 2003). It was argued that allowing enslaved Africans to grow their own produce would reduce the island’s dependence on imports.

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SHOWCASE
FORTS

Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...

 

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COURTHOUSES

The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.

 

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HISTORIC SCHOOLS

Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...