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The Maroon Lifestyle

The daily life of the Maroons focused on caring for their physical and spiritual needs. Farming Daily field work was required to sustain the large …

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Free Villages in Jamaica

Free Villages were townships established in Jamaica in the wake of full freedom from slavery and apprenticeship in 1838.   Missionaries from the Baptist, Moravian, …

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Jamaican Public Holidays for 2017

There are ten (10) public holidays scheduled for Jamaica in 2017. The Holidays (Public General) Act stipulates the days on which these public holidays occur. …

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The Origin of Anancy/Nancy Stories

In Jamaican folk tradition, Anancy is a mischievous spider who is always tricking persons to get what he wants. Stories about this character have origins …

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