Hamilton, Bermuda (1790- )

Hamilton is the capital of the British overseas island territory of Bermuda in the Western Atlantic Ocean. The city had a population of 3,641 people in 2014. Hamilton is located on the northern shore of a deep water harbour on the main island of Bermuda. … Read MoreHamilton, Bermuda (1790- )

St. George’s, Grenada (1649- )

St. George’s is the capital of Grenada, an island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The city has an estimated population of 4,300 people in a nation of 105,897 people (2012). St. George’s is positioned on the island’s southern coast on a small peninsula … Read MoreSt. George’s, Grenada (1649- )

Port-au-Spain, Trinidad (1650- )

Downtown Port-au-Spain from the Royal Botanic Gardens “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Port-au-Spain is the capital and third largest city of the island nation Trinidad and Tobago in the southwestern West Indies and north of the South American nation of Venezuela. The city, which is only … Read MorePort-au-Spain, Trinidad (1650- )

Reggae Sunsplash (1978-1996)

Reggae Sunsplash Poster, 1979 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Reggae Sunsplash, founded in 1978 to promote a slow summer tourist season in Jamaica, was the first Caribbean music festival to introduce reggae to a global audience. The idea of the festival originated with a group of … Read MoreReggae Sunsplash (1978-1996)

Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1492–)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Nassau is the capital city and chief port of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, an archipelago of over 700 islands that stretch from 50 miles southeast of Florida.  Nassau is located on New Providence Island and is the largest city in … Read MoreNassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1492–)

Kingston, Jamaica (1692– )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, was founded in July 1692 when an earthquake destroyed the nearby city of Port Royal. The most recent census puts its population at 937,700. Today Kingston is the center of trade, manufacturing, and shipping for the … Read MoreKingston, Jamaica (1692– )

Simeon Daniel (1934-2012)

The Right Excellent Sir Simeon Daniel—teacher, lawyer, civic activist, Premier of Nevis and national hero—was born on August 22, 1934 at Barnes Ghaut Village in Saint Thomas Parish on the Island of Nevis, West Indies.  He was one of six children born to farmers Joseph … Read MoreSimeon Daniel (1934-2012)

Paul Bogle (1822-1865)

Paul Bogle led the last large scale armed Jamaican rebellion for voting rights and an end to legal discrimination and economic oppression against African Jamaicans.  Because of his efforts Bogle was recognized as a national hero in Jamaica in 1969.  His face appears on the … Read MorePaul Bogle (1822-1865)

Samuel Sharpe (ca. 1780-1832)

Samuel Sharpe on the $50 Jamaican Banknote Image Ownership: Public Domain Samuel “Sam” Sharpe (or “Daddy Sharpe”) led a rebellion which led to the end of legal slavery in the British colony of Jamaica.  Records of who his parents were have been lost.  Sharpe was … Read MoreSamuel Sharpe (ca. 1780-1832)

Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond (1936-1992)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, known popularly as “La Lupe,” was a Cuban and Cuban American singer and dancer.  She was born in San Pedrito, a locality within Santiago de Cuba, Oriente Province, Cuba on December 23, 1936. Yolí grew up in … Read MoreGuadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond (1936-1992)