Historic Schools

Historic SchoolsThe island's historic schools are outstanding in their architectural designs. Many originated from benefactors' concerns for the education of the country's poor. Jamaica contains some of the oldest educational institutions in the Caribbean.

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FORTS

Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...

 

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COURTHOUSES

The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.

 

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HISTORIC SCHOOLS

Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...