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Jamaica: Gem of the British West Indies

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Jamaica and Jamaicans have been exceptional In a variety of ways since Independence, as well as during British Rule. After England won the Island from Spain in 1655 Jamaica emerged as the: Gem of the British West Indies.This week Jamaicans at home and across the globe are preparing to celebrate 50 years of Independence as well as achieving several Olympic medals in England, it’s former ‘Mother Country”

This week’s Backyardlabrish guest Mr. Leigh Nunes, a senior member of the Diaspora who grew up on the Island and migrated before Independence, has prepared for us: Reflections on Jamaica Gem of the British West Indies.

Please help us kick off the celebration by bringing some friends to join us, 8:00PM Thur: 8/2/12 in the Backyard where we Celebrate,
Enlighten, & Preserve
 the rich diverse culture of:Jamaica 'Land We Love'.