He is reputed to have drunk their blood, dismembered the bodies and forced his slaves to dump them in a sinkhole. Over time, Hutchinson grew more reckless and shot two people in view of another white person. Hutchinson attempted to escape via ship, but was jailed, tried and hung in 1773. No one knows for sure how many people were murdered at Edinburgh Castle, however, when the authorities searched the castle, they found forty-three watches and scads of clothing. The only thing left of the castle today is the ruins. The site is now listed in the heritage sites kept by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
Today, Jamaicans celebrate both Emancipation Day and Independence Day, which are public holidays. This year we’ll be celebrating JAMAICA 50.
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