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Did you know that Worthy Park Estate was founded in 1670, but commercial production of cane and sugar began in 1720? To date, it is Jamaica's oldest sugar estate in continuous production. Here is a collection of Photos of Worthy Park below.

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On this day 86 years ago, the renowned Excelsior High School was started by Dr. Aston Powell, with only five (5) students on the verandah of his parents’ house.

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Come and have a read of one of our new acquisitions- In White Gold, by W. B. Garvey. In this book Garvey has shipped readers into the early 20th century when Jamaicans were making that life changing journey to Panama in search of a better life. The book follows young Jamaican railroad engineer, William Robertson, described as an “…ambitious railroad engineer” who left Jamaica to find a better life for himself and his family. It brings out issues of racism, infidelity and duty as a young Robertson works with his mechanics of the railroad and the roller coaster of his personal life.

Visit our online catalogue at www.nlj.worldcat.org for other interesting works or come down to the NLJ at 12 East Street, Kingston.

Garvey, W. B. White Gold. New York: Jonkro Books, 2014. Print.
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