2017 National Heroes Day

Friends and Family, Happy Happy National Heroes’ Day

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Please see the links below to  learn about our National Heroes, who we celebrated today.

 

The Right Excellent Paul Bogle (circa 1822- October 24, 1865)
Deacon, the Native Baptist Church, Stony Gut, St. Thomas

The Right Excellent George William Gordon (circa 1820s -October 23, 1865)
Member of the House of Assembly

The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey (August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940)
Founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)

The Right Excellent Norman Washington Manley, MM, QC (July 4, 1893 – September 2, 1969)
Chief Minister (January 1955 – July 1959)
Premier (July 1959 – April 1962)
Founder – President of the Peoples National Party (PNP)

The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, GBE (February 24, 1884 – August 6, 1977)
Chief Minister of Jamaica (December 1944 – January 1955)
Premier of Jamaica (April 1962 – August 1962)
Prime Minister of Jamaica (April 1962 – February 1967)
Founder – President of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)

The Right Excellent Nanny of the Maroons (circa 1600s – circa 1740s)
Leader of the Windward Maroons at the beginning of the 18th Century

The Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe (1780s – May 23, 1832)
“Leader”, Burchell Baptist Church, Montego Bay, St. James

2017 National Heroes Day Message from the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister

http://jis.gov.jm/2017-national-heroes-day-message-hon-andrew-holness-mp-prime-minister/