|Sir Alexander Bustamante|
Bustamante,Alexander, Sir (Rt. Excellent): was born William Alexander Clarke. This firebrand championed the cause of the working class, and started a trade union. He formed the Jamaica Labour Party in 1943 and wasn’t shy about speaking out against colonial rule. In 1962 he became the first Prime Minister of independent Jamaica. In 1970, Bustamante was declared a National Hero. He died in 1977. He was 93 at the time.
An aside here: Does anybody else see the resemblance between Bustamante and a way-back-when television character, or am I having a writer's usual flights of fancy?
Beverly Hills: is an upscale community, which forms part of the Long Mountain Range. It was developed fifty years ago and boasts unique architecture and impressive landscaping. Like its Los Angeles namesake, Beverly Hills boasts the very best in residential properties in Jamaica. Google Maps Link for Beverly Hills
Breadfruit: was introduced to Jamaica by Captain Bligh via the HMS Providence in 1793. Bligh had stayed in Tahiti for six months and took seeds on the trip with him.
The breadfruit is part of the mulberry family and when green, the fruit is hard and its inside white. When ripe, it becomes soft and sweet. The inside can range from cream-coloured to yellow. Breadfruit can be baked, boiled, roasted, fried, etc. I like it best when it’s almost ripe, roasted and then fried. Delicious!
Thanks for dropping in. Hope you enjoyed this taste of Jamaica.