Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy National Heroes/Heroine Day Jamaica


Members of the Order of National Hero – Deceased
Nanny (circa 1600s – circa 1740s)
Leader of the Windward Maroons at the beginning of the 18th Century
Samuel Sharpe (1700s – May 23, 1832)
“Leader”, Burchell Baptist Church
Montego Bay
George William Gordon (circa 1820s -October 23, 1865)
Member of the House of Assembly
Paul Bogle, Deacon (circa 1822- October 24, 1865)
The Native Baptist Church, Stony Gut, St. Thomas
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, (August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940)
Founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)
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)
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)
Photo Credit: Unite Jamaica

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