But little is known about this segment of Jamaican society and its contribution to the development of modern day Jamaica.
The Island of One People: An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica redresses this unawareness in an engaging exploration of the Jewish-Jamaican community and its contribution to the development and modernization of the Kingston Harbour, the construction of numerous housing developments, and landmark buildings such as the Ward Theatre; from the development of companies such as the Lacelles de Mercardo conglomerate with interests in sugar, rum, insurance, motor car agencies and airport and shipping services, to the establishment of the renowned Gleaner newspaper, arguably the oldest newspaper in the western hemisphere; from representing Jamaica internationally to the now iconic work of Belisario; the contribution of the Jewish community in nation building in Jamaica is unquestionable.
Copiously illustrated, the result is a vibrant, engaging story of not just Jewish, but Jamaican history.
Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers,Jamaica
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 267 x 191 x 13 mm