The Island of One People: An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica redresses the Jewish contribution to the development of Jamaican modern society in an engaging exploration of the Jewish-Jamaican community. From the early merchants of Kingston 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 Lascelles deMercado 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.
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Marilyn Delevante is a retired Medical Officer and a Board member of Hillel Academy, Jamaica for over 35 years. Anthony Alberga is an Engineer and partner in the real estate development firm, Downing Street Partners, Canada.
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