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    National Heroes of Caribbean Islands

    who are they and why are they heroes?

    In Jamaica, there are other "un-sung heroes" other than the big 7..there is Cuffy, Jack Mansong and Cudjoe - who I believe is Nanny's brother and others.

    Jamaica

    Sam Sharpe - abolition
    George William Gordon- abolition
    Paul Bogle- abolition
    Nanny- abolition
    Bustamante- political
    Norman Manley- political
    Marcus Garvey - Pan Africanism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Simon
    who are they and why are they heroes?

    In Jamaica, there are other "un-sung heroes" other than the big 7..there is Cuffy, Jack Mansong and Cudjoe - who I believe is Nanny's brother and others.

    Jamaica

    Sam Sharpe - abolition
    George William Gordon- abolition
    Paul Bogle- abolition
    Nanny- abolition
    Bustamante- political
    Norman Manley- political
    Marcus Garvey - Pan Africanism
    Ahmmm please dont forget "Tacky" the chieftan and Accompong

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandcocoa
    Ahmmm please dont forget "Tacky" the chieftan and Accompong
    Reading this I was about to tell him where "Tacky"! I had a real' good Jamaican history lesson today! thanks teach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyEmpress
    Reading this I was about to tell him where "Tacky"! I had a real' good Jamaican history lesson today! thanks teach!
    Gyel, where is the Grenadian NATIONAL HERO??

    Ley de Jamaicans FIX dere own TING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyEmpress
    Reading this I was about to tell him where "Tacky"! I had a real' good Jamaican history lesson today! thanks teach!
    Maybe I should go into teaching...look how mi student retain things!!! lol...that's the first person who came to mind when he said others. Vincypowa the time you spend watching empress business and giving advice shouldn't you be doing the same for St Vincent? bwoy yuh bold face ehh

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandcocoa
    Maybe I should go into teaching...look how mi student retain things!!! lol...that's the first person who came to mind when he said others. Vincypowa the time you spend watching empress business and giving advice shouldn't you be doing the same for St Vincent? bwoy yuh bold face ehh

    YOU ENT FIND.. eh eh, well look mi cross! I just came into the thread, I was preparing to put mi 10 EC!!

    Grenada's National Heroes!!
    Sooo ladies first: let me start with:

    Dame Hilda Bynoe- Dame Hilda Bynoe is well known throughout the Caribbean as the first woman Governor in the British Commonwealth and the first native Governor of her island home of Grenada.
    http://www.caricom.org/jsp/projects/...?menu=projects

    Maurice Bishop born on the island of Aruba to Grenadian parents, Maurice Bishop will remain one of Grenada's Fallen National heroes. In his words: "Forward Ever Backward Never"
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/COLDbishop.htm
    http://www.spiceislander.com/profile...ice_bishop.htm

    T.A. Marryshow aka Theophilus Albert Marryshow was one of the key figures in the political history of Grenada and the West Indies Federation

    Herbert Blaize
    http://www.spiceislander.com/profile_of_HA_Blaize.htm

    Sir Eric Matthew Gairy- Grenada got independance under Gairy
    http://www.spiceislander.com/profile_of_Eric_Gairy.htm

    Tubal Uriah Buzz Butler (1895-1977)- a trade union in Trinidad but Grenadian.
    http://trinbagopan.com/TubalUriah1.htm

    even though Malcolm X is African American- his mother was from Grenada (the parish of St. Patrick, Sauteurs to be exact)

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    Here's some more National Heroes from Grenada.
    Check this site http://www.spiceislander.com/heroes/



    Wesley Leon Thomas known locally as Bat-eye was born in St. Andrew's, Grenada.He represented Grenada and the Windward Islands at both youth and senior cricket. Wesley Thomas also represented the Grenada National Football team at regional and international level.
    http://www.spiceislander.com/pages/s...ley_thomas.htm

    Theophilus Augustus Redhead was born in St. George's, Grenada on August 8, 1930. He was and outstanding Cricketer, Footballer and Calypsion.Theophilus Augustus (Papitette) Redhead has laid the foundation for people like Junior Murray, Rawle Lewis, King Ajamu, Black Wizard and others to reach the level that he never had the opportunity. A true son of the soil, he will always be remembered.
    http://www.spiceislander.com/pages/s...eo_redhead.htm

    Jerome "Jerry" D.M. Romain was born on January 1st 1939 on Green Street in St. George's, Grenada. Jerry Romain is a Pioneer Radio Broadcaster. Locally, he joined the staff of the then Windward Islands Broadcasting Service (WIBS) and rose fromAnnouncer to Program Director, in which role he served in St. Lucia for four months and in St. Vincent & the Grenadines for a period of two years.
    http://www.spiceislander.com/heroes/jerry-romain.htm

    Jennifer Hosten was born and raised in St. George's, capital of the small Caribbean Island known for it's spices, Grenada. She completed her education in London and studied broadcasting with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and worked for its Caribbean service before becoming a flight attendant.At the age of 22, Jennifer was the first black woman to be crowned Miss World and as expected spark anger among the European white population who taught that Miss Sweden should be the winner purely because she was white and that a black girl should not be the winner.
    http://www.spiceislander.com/heroes/jennifer_hosten.htm

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