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  • H. G. de Lisser (1878 - 1944)
    Herbert George de Lisser CMG (9 December 1878 – 19 May 1944) was a Jamaican journalist and author. He has been called "one of the most conspicuous figures in the history of West Indian literat...
  • Liz deLisser (b. - 2006)
    In the late 1950s Tessa Prendergast left acting to start a clothing design business with Liz de Lisser in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Gallery of West Indian Art was founded by Liz deLisser over 40 ye...
  • Tessa Prendergast (1928 - 2001)
    Tessa Prendergast (1928 - 2001), also known as Tessa Welborn, was a Jamaican actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, and socialite. A renowned beauty and movie starlet in the 1950s, she is best-rem...
  • Lewis Burwell Martin (1736 - 1782)

(This project is a part of or subgroup of Jamaica "Out Of many, One People" project.)


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Courtney Walsh - West Indies

Maurice Foster - West Indies

Lawrence Rowe - West Indies

Ricardo Powell - West Indies

Daren Powell - West Indies

Garfield Sobers - West Indies

Ellis Achong - West Indies

Famous Jamaicans- Kingston

Politician --

In 2006, Portia Simpson Miller became the first woman to lead a government in the West Indian island nation of Jamaica. She had campaigned on pledges to reduce crime, poverty, and unemployment,

Colin Powell --


Powell is a deeply religious man citing his mother and father and his strict upbringing as the reason for this.

Family ttragedy-- In 2002 tragedy struck the Powell family when one of Asafa's brothers, Michael Powell, was shot dead in a taxi in New York. This emotional event happened the week of the Jamaica National Trials. In 2003, Asafa lost another brother during the week of the Jamaica National Championships. One year after the death of Michael, Vaughn Powell suffered a heart attack while playing a game of American Football. In April 2007 Corey Reid, an uncle of Powell, was stabbed in Waterloo, EwartonEwarton-History:The name is most likely a compound of the surname "Ewart" and the suffix -ton, meaning town.The town's economy prospered particularly from 1957 when ALCAN established a bauxite plant nearby... St. Catherine. He later died in hospital..

Powell is known to be occasionally shy but nonetheless good natured and somewhat of a joker. He is good friends with compatriot, 100 and 200 metre world record holder Usain BoltUsain BoltUsain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. , is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay...

The two are often seen joking around and do meet off the track. He is also a boyfriend of professional beautyqueen Yendi Phillipps

Powell is known as an avid car enthusiast.

Famous Residents (Born elsewhere)



Dr. Amy Duhaney dentist--


Barrington Irving--


Cecil Archibald Baugh, Jamaican potter (b. Nov. 22, 1908, Bangor Ridge, Jam.—d. June 28, 2005, Kingston, Jam.), was one of the most influential Caribbean potters of the 20th century and was renowned for works that showcased his artistry and technical creativity. In 1991 the National Gallery opened a ceramics gallery bearing his name, and in 2003 he received the Order of Jamaica.

Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records (Jewish mother)

Christopher "Kid" Reid (Actor/Musician)


dwight errington-- Heavy D (Musician)



Frank Silvera, actor, founder of Theatre of Being (Jewish father)


George Steibel-- the island's first black millionaire who built Devon House



Isaac Mendes Belisario, artist


Josephine Bechtinger--

Dr. Josephine Cumin

Joshua Haim & Jacob Raphael DeCordova, founders of the Jamaica Gleaner

James Scarlett, Baron Abinger (1769-1844), English Lawyer and Statesman. Born in Jamaica, he studied at Trinity College, and became Whig MP for Peterborough (1819). He was subsequently made attorney-general, and lord chief baron of the Exchequer, and was created Baron Abinger in 1834.



Lisa Hanna (Miss World 1993)

Lyriq Bent (Actor)

Louis Simpson, poet

Dr. lund

Lewis Gordon, philosopher


Marie Beard--

· Vice Admiral Matthew Henry Scott (1775-1837), Royal Navy Admiral. Born in Jamaica, the son of a wealthy planter, he joined the Royal navy at an early age and served at the reduction of Martinique and St Lucia, being promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1812, his flag being hoisted on board the “Chatham”. Scott later commanded the British and Russian amphibious force that landed at South Beveland, and was later promoted Vice-Admiral (1819).




Jamaican-musician Peter Tosh]

Patrick Ewing (Athlete)




Robert Hibbert (1770-1849), British Merchant and Philanthropist. Born in Jamaica, he was a slave-owner there, before moving to England in 1847, where he founded the Hibbert Trust, whose funds,in 1878, applied to the Hibbert Lectures, and also aided the Hibbert Journal (1920-1970). 


Sean Paul, singer (Sephardic grandfather)

· Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), English Administrator and Founder of Singapore. Raffles was born at sea off Port Morant, Jamaica, the son of a sea cook. He was appointed to a clerkship in the East India House, and in 1805 secretary to an establishment at Penang. He was appointed lieutenant-governor of Java in 1811 and completely reformed the internal administration of the country. Raffles later served as Lieutenant-Governor of Bengkulu in West Sumatra (1818-1823), and formed, without authority, a settlement at Singapore to counter Dutch influence in the area, but had to return to England in 1824. Raffles was also an accomplished oriental scholar and it was he that founded the London Zoo, serving as the first preside

Susan Rice



  • [htp:// Usain Bolt]



· William Beckford (1709-1770), Lord Mayor of London. Born in Jamaica, he was sent to England in 1723 and was educated at Westminster. Beckford was elected an Alderman in 1752, MP for the City of London in 1753 and was twice LordMayor of London.






To Do List

History (will move to another project)--

Move this west virginia archives-

Move this online books--