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Discover Jamaica "One Parish At A Time" Week 12: "Trelawny" Capital Falmouth

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This week we celebrate the parish of "Trelawny", capital Falmouth. Rich in interesting history, Trelawny was home to the largest group of Maroons in the island. A 1739 treaty between the Maroons and the English gave the Maroons freedom and land, which effectively put a stop to their raids on the plantations. However, a second Maroon uprising in 1795, led to over 600 Maroons being exiled to Nova Scotia, Canada and later to Sierra Leone in Africa in 1800. If you are from “Trelawny” or know someone who is, bring them along as we gather in the Backyard for more colorful and interesting Labrish