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Commemorating Jamaica's Emancipation War December 27, 1831

MONTEGO BAY, St. James, December 29, 2014 - The South St. James Social and Economic Development Trust in Association with the Welcome Hall Citizens Association, The CHASE Fund, the Social Development Commission and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, (JCDC) once again, collaborated to organize, promote and implement activities for this year’s staging of our annual Flames of Freedom, in celebration of Sam Sharpe’s defiant stance against slavery in the Christmas Rebellion which started on December 27, 1831.
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Sam Sharpe should be a part of Labour Day -Shepherd

TULLOCH CASTLE, St James, December 28, 2014  — University of the West Indies Professor Verene Shepherd says the Emancipation War of 1831 was not as spontaneous as some historians would want us to believe, as the records indicate that it was well planned by Sam Sharpe and his collaborators.
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