Charles Wade Mills (1951-2021)

Charles Wade Mills was a notable Caribbean-American political philosopher and distinguished professor. He was born in London on January 3, 1951 to Jamaican parents, Winnifred and Gladstone Mills, who were both pursuing their graduate degrees in the city. The couple returned to Kingston shortly after … Read MoreCharles Wade Mills (1951-2021)

Fred Degazon (1913-2008)

Frederick Eutrope Degazon was a Dominican politician who served as the country’s first president from 1979 to 1980. He was born on January 4, 1913, in Castries, St Lucia. Degazon attended St. Mary’s College, St. Lucia, and studied law at the University of London. He … Read MoreFred Degazon (1913-2008)

Andrew Michael Holness
(1972- )

The Most Honorable Andrew Michael Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, was born on July 22, 1972, in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and named in honor of former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley to Morris Holness, a farmer and socialist, and Carol Harvey Williams, a civil … Read MoreAndrew Michael Holness
(1972- )

Alexander Bustamante (1884-1977)

Sir William Alexander Bustamante ONH GBE PC was a Jamaican politician and trade union leader who became the first Prime Minister of Jamaica in 1962. He was born William Alexander Clarke on February 24, 1884, to Mary Clarke and Robert Constantine Clarke. Bustamante attended primary … Read MoreAlexander Bustamante (1884-1977)

Marcus Jacques Garvey, Jr. (1930-2020)

Marcus Jacques Garvey, Jr., was the oldest son of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Sr., founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) and Amy Euphemia Jacques. The UNIA-ACL, a leading black nationalist organization, was founded in 1914 in Jamaica and later headquartered … Read MoreMarcus Jacques Garvey, Jr. (1930-2020)