2017 National Heroes Day

Friends and Family, Happy Happy National Heroes’ Day


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