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Sam Sharpe Square

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Sam Sharpe Square

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Established forty years ago, Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a complement of eighty five licensed and experienced raft captains. Thirty-foot long bamboo rafts are boarded from a concrete pier, under the supervision of a licensed dispatcher. <br><br>The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae river and lasts approximately one hour. Once on the raft, guests can learn about “The Legend of Martha Brae” or enjoy an exhilarating swim. The attraction has over the years played host to a number of celebrities including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, heavy weight champion Lennox Lewis, Chuck Norris, Dionne Warwick, Spike Lee, former NBA star Patrick Ewing, Jane Seymour of “Doctor Quinn- Medicine Woman” fame, Kenny Rodgers, the late Johnny cash and world 100 meter champion Usain Bolt.
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Clawboot wrote a review Feb 2020
Rochester, New York252 contributions51 helpful votes
An amazing place in the heart of Montego Bay. To see the small cage where people were imprisoned, the memorial to Sam Sharpe and the Market Square where he was hanged. Also see the hustle and bustle of the city with street vendors and shops. We came here as part of a private tour with a driver and did not feel unsafe at all. In fact, there were police at the square.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Marie0771 wrote a review Sep 2019
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This monument in Montego Bay 'Sam Sharpe Square' is in honour of one of Jamaica's national Hero The Rt Excellent Samuel Sharpe. Sam Sharpe was instrumental in fighting against slavery in the 1800s in Jamaica and the eventual abolition of slavery in the country. Sam Sharpe was captured and hanged in 1832 and the Jamaican Government passed the Abolition of Slavery Act in 1833. He was made a National Hero in 1975 and is on the Jamaican $50 note. His statue is in Montego Bay Square, now Sam Sharpe Square.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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elvis scott wrote a review Apr 2019
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Jamaica paradise best country to visit it has a lot of attraction areas and it is tranquil and serine.the people r so super fantastic and friend best Caribbean country to vist
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Karen A wrote a review Apr 2019
Matteson, Illinois36 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome monument!! The exhibit shows Sam preaching to his people. Sam Sharpe did not die in vain, he was declared as one of Jamaica’s National heroes.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Steve P wrote a review Feb 2019
Toronto, Canada7 contributions5 helpful votes
An amazing place to visit with some real Jamaica in culture. Go with a good driver. Chances are he has a local there that he steers tourists to.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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