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BEST OF VEGAS!
Slavery was fully abolished in Jamaica and throughout all British colonies on August 1, 1838. The Emancipation Act (1833) declared that as of August 1, 1834, all slaves would be granted their freedom, on condition that those who were six years and older, serve a period of Apprenticeship for up to six years
On August 1, 1838. thousands of apprentices gathered at the Spanish Town square in St. Catherine to hear the reading of the Emancipation Declaration, which finally set them free. For the freed slaves,
Emancipation meant they had control over their own lives and they could share in the building of their communities. A description of the celebratory activities which took place in churches and public squares is presented by Dr. Swithin Wilmot in Freedom in Jamaica: Challenges and Opportunities 1838 – 1865 (JIS, 1997).
A meeting at the Salters Hill Baptist Church in St. James (pages 1 -2) was described as:
“A hymn being sung, preparations were made for the burial of slavery. The whip, the chain and the shackle, were separately produced, and the question asked, what is to be done with the old slave whip? ‘Cut it up’ was the reply. It was done. What with the chain? ‘Break it’. This was also done. What with the shackle? “To be destroyed’. After each was exhibited, three enthusiastic cheers were given, that they were no longer to be liable to the evils of slavery but released from its terrors.”
And, in a public meeting in Falmouth, Trelawny, William Kerr said (ibid, page 2):
“Let me remember that we been on Sugar Estate from sunrise a-morning till eight o’clock at night: the rain falling, the sun shining, we was in it all. Many of we own colour behind we, and many before; we get whip, our wives get beat like a dog, before our face, and if we speak we get the same; they put we in shackle; but thank our heavenly Father we not slave again! (Cheers)”
A freed man speaking at a dinner to commemorate the anniversary of Emancipation in Mount Regale in Clarendon on August 2, 1842 said
“My dear brodders and sisters, me head quite full of joy to see you all so free and happy here today. At dis hour in slave time, we all go to de field to dig cane holes or pick coffee and if we sick Buckra flog we for true, and no hear when we cry for mercy. But now no Overseer can come and drive we off to the field. Now we can work when we like, and stay at home when we sick. We can buy our own land, build our own house, and go to we own church.”
Jamaica gained its Independence from Britain on August 6, 1962. It was all of fifty years ago at midnight on August 5, 1962, the Union Jack was lowered and the flag of Jamaica was hoisted for the first time. Thus, Jamaica became an independent nation. Today, Jamaicans celebrate the day to commemorate that historic movement, and to reflect on the struggles that our forefathers underwent to ensure that we can now be a free people. It is a day of national pride and commemorates the country’s achievements.
Independence Day in Jamaica is a grand celebration. The populace pause to remember to people who made Jamaica what it is today -our national heroes-, awards and distinctions are given to present heroes who have made outstanding contributions to development of Jamaica in their own niches and to citizens who have displayed bravery in the face of danger in service to their fellow Jamaican. Jamaicans celebrate by indulging in entertainment, music, dance, and parades with people attired in ethnic costumes. Independence in Jamaica It is a world renowned occasion of great pomp and fanfare!
Meaning of the Jamaican Flag
“The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colours of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and green, hope and agricultural resources.
With Independence also came other national symbols which include:
*National fruit: The Ackee
*National bird: The Doctor Bird (Swallowtail Humming Bird)
*National tree: The Blue Mahoe
The Lignum Vitae
Coat of Arms
*Motto: OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE
In Lesson 1 of Level 2, we are introduced to purchasing our own websites. This is a big step for me for two reasons especially. 1). I am still not sure if I will be able to be successful in an online business and 2). Can I really spare the $13.99? Yes it is a measly sum but when you are working with limited cash, every cent counts. My first child, my son started his secondary education a few weeks ago and well…..he needs lunch money right? My daughter is still going to primary school and the cost of the website could send them both to school for three days!
So here I am laying on my stomach making up my mind to buy a website and I am literally trembling from the excitement of ownership to the knowledge that, “lady you’ve just gone and hit your head and is now stark mad!” Something deep inside tells me that my decision to join WA is nothing short of divine intervention (for those who believe in God). We need a house of our own, I need to give my children the stability they deserve, I need to be debt free and be able to help them to be their best selves and for heaven’s sake, I am getting old! I need to set money aside for retirement!
Recently I have had the thought that when you have reached rock bottom…..there is nowhere else to go but up (on second thought….. I must have heard that somewhere!) a most profound statement. I am determined that becoming a part of WA will help pull me up. I am determined to make this online business work. Human Hair and Wigs is a concept that will become a viable business with the help of the amazing community that exists at WA. Another goal I have is to help as many people here as I can to also realize their dreams…. The fact is, hair and wigs are my passions and what best to use as a business idea than a passion? At least I will be involved in something I like and honestly helping people is also a passion of mine. I advise family and friends on hair and wig purchases and have on numerous occasions made the purchases for them.
So, I have now convinced myself to continue with the purchasing of a website. It is very necessary and the next time you see me I will be sporting a brand new website that is all mine! 🙂
This page is dedicated to weight loss, something that most persons have had to deal with at one time in their life or another! Weight loss has always been a problem to so many. On occasions we have had to lose weight for reasons which might include, medical, physical or just to feel good about ourselves. Some persons might just have to lose a few pounds to get to their ideal weight but there are those of us who struggle with over weight and have literally given up. Moms try to lose weight after a pregnancy…..some never do!
Overweight” is best described as the state between your normal weight and obesity. Overweight is now being defined in terms of the BMI (the body mass index) which is a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by their height in meters (m)squared. According to a new study, people who are even a little overweight face increased risk for many serious diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer, high blood pressure, and gallstones. “It’s very important that you take overweight seriously and intervene before you become obese.
Obesity is usually caused by eating too much and doing too little movement. If you consume high amounts of energy giving foods, particularly fat and sugars, but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat.
The BMI estimates your level of body fat based on your height and weight. A BMI from 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal. Adults with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. … Anyone more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) overweight is considered morbidly obese. Eat Plenty of Soluble Fiber. …see a sample of a BMI chart below.
Losing Belly fat can be a challenge. These fat is usually denser than at other parts of your body and so does not respond easily to fat breakdown. People often feel very self-conscious about tugging around this very visible layer of fat on their tummy and so we will now look at a few ways by which we can tackle losing fat from the belly.
Some persons team exercise with weight loss supplements and achieve very good results. The links on the page will take you to weight loss supplements and guides from my affiliates.