‘Plantation to Nation’ seeks to explore museums’ role in national identity

On Friday, March 14, local museum professionals and academics gathered at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Museum to attend the Jamaican launch of the new publication Plantation to Nation: Caribbean Museums and National Identity (2013)’.
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Jamaican Rum History: The Appleton Estate

Situated in the fruitful Nassau Valley on both sides of the Black River in the South-West of Jamaica, Appleton Estate is the oldest and most well-known sugar estate in Jamaica. Its roots date back to 1655 when the English seized Jamaica from the Spaniards. By 1749 Appleton Estate was an settled rum-distilling sugar plantation. It […]
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Kill-Devil drink: Jamaican Rum history

The production of alcoholic drinks from corn, rice, sugar cane, barley and other natural resources is age-old. The English were the pioneers that started to make rum from fermented sugar cane. It is believed the word rum was first used in Barbados in 1620s describing a stimulating, rugged, unpleasant and heavy beverage made from sugar […]
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Historic Landmarks: Bog Walk Flat Bridge, St. Catherine

The Flat Bridge is a beam bridge over the Rio Cobre on the A1 road joining the Jamaican capital Kingston, with the north coast tourist areas of Dunn’s River, Ocho Rios and even Montego Bay. When traveling to Kingston from most parts of the island you will have to cross this historic bridge. It is […]
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