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When Columbus and his men arrived in the Caribbean they did not find empty islands. Estimates place the population of Arawakian peoples...
Shipwreck, hunger, thirst, and bloodshed. This is how the Spanish occupation of Jamaica began. Columbus himself shipwrecked off the north...
The 1600s was a time of conquest, competition and piracy in the Caribbean. The colonial powers won and lost islands like pieces in a game....
Objects From Our Past
Jamaica has a rich history and, as we celebrate 50 years of Independence, we take a look back at how we got here. With the kind assistance of...
The Story of The Gleaner Company
The Gleaner was born in 1834, a time of fundamental change for Jamaica. This year marked the beginning of the end of slavery in the British...
The following article is reproduced here in its entirety with the permission of the author Col. Allen Morrison. For the original and more...
Theodore Sealy, when he was editor of the Gleaner, had a pithy saying: "We train people for Jamaica." That statement was not a boast....
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