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Honoring Jamaica’s rich multicultural history -The Phang Family of Balacalava, St. Elizabeth

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Continuing with our mission to celebrate, enlighten & preserve Jamaica’s rich & diverse culture we celebrate and honor “The Phang sisters of Balacalava”. This Chinese family of seven sisters made history in Jamaica and all over the world. Through the dedicated work of Dr. Joy Lumsden we are discovering fascinating facts about this family and the accomplishments of these phenomenal women. The Phang family made inroads in business, music dance, politics, and acting with the likes of Tyrone Power & Orson Wells for 20th Century Fox. ”Empress of China” Their travels included China, Cuba, London, Paris & Africa. Join us for a glimpse into their adventures of back in the days. It will be an interesting labrish as we proudly introduce you to these strong Jamaican women of the past. Our Person of the week is: Dr. Joy Lumsden, Educator & Historian (Crown Colony Period 1865-1944) who has worked diligently to uncover important information about Jamaica’s historical past. We are indeed indebted to Dr Lumsden for her love of Jamaica and her passion for history.

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