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Rename the Parish of St. Elizabeth for National Hero G. W. Gordon

The Parish of St Elizabeth was named for Elizabeth, wife of Governor Sir Thomas Modyford, back in the seventeenth century. The people of St Elizabeth, a proud and stubborn people, really do not deserve to live in a place named for a slave-owning exploiter's chief associate.

George William Gordon, National Hero of Jamaica, in his youth, worked in Black River, the parish capital then, as now. Given the Right Excellent gentleman's commitment to ordinary Jamaicans, and his willingness to lay down his life for them, it seems only fair that a parish should be named for him and that it should be the one where he first came to adult years.

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Start
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Close
October 23, 2017

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