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Historical boundaries are being broken in the Alps Trelawny Jamaica for the mining of Alumina which is particularly upsetting as there were promised that this historical maroon land will be protected, unfortunately people are being forced to leave their home and farming lands so that the Bauxite Mining companies can come inn and rape and destroy the land. We must stand by and stand by black communities throughout Africa and the diaspora. Jamaicans fight to preserve historical, farming land and homes. see protest below, listen and share this story. #growwhatweeat #farming#protectblackculture #attaininglifepurposesustainable#preservingblackhistory #preservingculture #themaroons #cockpit#jamaica #standupforinjustice #AlpstrelawnyJamaica



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Here some information I found about this historical land from https://www.cockpitcountry.com/Alps.html:

In 1840 the Jamaica Almanac reports that it consisted of 551 acres and belonged to Emily D. Campbell,


The Alps is situated on a major geological fault which crosses the karst limestone plateau and which demarcates the western end of the Cockpit Country. The abrupt landscape and the winding road presumably reminded the British colonists of the European Alps. The Alps is "ten miles south of Stewart Town beyond Mahogany Penn, deep into the northern Cockpit Country" (Edward Underhill, 1862: 359-61) quoted in Martha Brae's Two Histories page 108,2002, Jean Besson)  The Baptist church was the second to be consecrated in Trelawny; it is really a converted Coffee House which was the only building available to the Rev. William Dexter of the London Baptist Missionary Society who came to Jamaica in 1835. You can clearly see how the stonework has been modified to give gothic (ie "church-window-shaped") frames. Frankly, I think the original stonework was nicer! It is interesting that the Alps coffee farm was already prosperous enough at that time to afford the elegant original building. We will be researching more about the area if you have any information please contact admin@universaltree.co.uk

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