- PM Says Government and Stakeholders Will Strive to Work Closer
- Residents of Mount Salem, Denham Town Benefitting from Interventions – PM
- Statement to Parliament on the Zones of Special Operations (Mount Salem and Denham Town) – PM Holness
- Cabinet Reaffirms Separation of Powers in Responding to Judges
- Jamaica Wants to See Democracy Return to Venezuela – PM
- US Lauds Jamaica on Progress in Combating Lottery Scam
- Prime Minister Tables Report on CARICOM
- Tabling of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations Within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks
- PM Expresses Confidence in Acting Chief Justice
- PM Says INDECOM Should Operate with Balance
The Right Excellent Sir William Alexander Bustamante, G.B.E., LL.D (Hon.)
FIRST PRIME MINISTER Aug. 6, 1962 – Feb. 27, 1967
NATIONAL HERO (1969)
Shares with cousin Norman Washington Manley, the honour of being one of the two ‘Founding Fathers’ of Jamaica’s Independence, attained peacefully, August 6, 1962
Physically impressive, standing approximately 6’5’ with gangling gait. A strong, wiry body and shock of grey hair made him a sort of living legend to the masses whose cause he championed against the colonial powers.
Known for his terse and telling phrases that cut to the quick of things, and for remarkable stamina that made him work tirelessly all over the island, particularly at the waterfront and at the sugar estates, where there were great concentrations of people. He tended to have a dictatorial style, marked nevertheless with sparkling magnanimity.
Elementary schools, and by Private Tuition
The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (1938) and the Jamaica Labour Party (1943).
Store Clerk, Bee Keeper, Dairy Farmer, Junior Estate Overseer, Tramcar Inspector, Wall Street Speculator, Money Lender, Trade Unionist.
February 24,1884, Blenheim, Hanover, Jamaica
Robert Constantine Clarke, and wife Mary nee Wilson
Gladys Longbridge, September 7,1962
August 6, 1977
Age at Death