- PM Hails Contribution of Engineers to Nation-Building
- New Bypass at Three Miles by End of October
- Development of Global Tourism Resilience Centre Imperative – PM
- Global Resilience & Crisis Manage Centre, A Strategic Implementation for Change – PM Holness
- PM Heads to Barbados for CARICOM Sub-Committee on CSME
- Nominations for PM’s National Youth Awards for Excellence Open Sept. 6
- Prime Minister Supports Family of Yetanya Francis
- Stop Killing Our Children! – PM Holness
- PM Holness Encourages Society to Embrace Primary Exit Profile Examination
- Residents Encouraged To Upgrade Skills to Access Job Opportunities at New JPS Power Plant
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