Why Did Seaga End Free Education in Jamaica?

The Indians who came to Jamaica

Indians who came to Jamaica

I'm diving into a lesser-known aspect of Jamaican culture: the influence of Indian immigrants who arrived in 1845. While many think Jamaican culture is solely African-based, it's actually a mix of diverse legacies. These Indians came as indentured servants, seeking refuge from poverty and famine. They brought with them the tradition of "Partners draw," also known as "Pardner," a savings partnership where members contribute regularly and take turns receiving a lump sum. It's hugely popular in Jamaica, even among kids with small weekly contributions. This legacy enriches Jamaican culture, showing its vibrant tapestry beyond African influences. Stay tuned for more insights into our cultural mosaic.


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