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Louise Bennett-Coverley

Louise Bennett was born on September 7, 1919. She was a Jamaican poet and activist. From Kingston, Jamaica Louise Bennett remains a household name in Jamaica, a “Living Legend” and a cultural icon. She received her education from Ebenezer and … Continued

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Ralston Milton Nettleford

“Patriotism… is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime,” as quoted by former United States Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. And with a lifetime of dignified and distinguished service to Jamaica and the … Continued

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Charles Hyatt

Charles Hyatt is well known as a talented actor, playwright, director, author and broadcaster. A Kingstonian by birth, he was educated at St. Alloysious Boys School and St. Simon’s College. He later studied at Theatre Royal in the United Kingdom. … Continued

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Herbert Henry McKenley

SPORTING LEGACY: What he left behind in accomplishments on the field of sport reads like a bestselling novel. At the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games in London and Helsinki respectively, he won three individual silver medals, two of which were … Continued

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Randolph Samuel Williams

Randolph Samuel Williams (Mas Ran) was born in Colon Panama on October 26, 1912. He came to Jamaica at the age of six. He attended Tutorial College, Calabar High and Kingston Technical High. Ranny Williams was a dramatist and comedian. … Continued

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Edna Manley

Edna Manley was born in Yorkshire, England in 1900 to a Jamaican mother and an English father and died February 2, 1987. She studied at various art schools in England including St, Michael’s School of Art, London and privately with … Continued

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Robert Nesta Marley

Musical Emissary Hailed as the “most charismatic emissary of modern Pan-Africanism”, by Timothy White in his book, Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, distinguished international Reggae artiste, the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, more popularly known as Bob Marley, … Continued

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Usain St. Leo Bolt

World’s Fastest Human Without a doubt, Dr. the Honourable Ambassador Usain Bolt, OJ is the fastest athlete the world has ever seen. His athletic prowess and remarkable world record breaking performances in both the 100 and 200 metres sprints have … Continued

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