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Places Named After  Alexander Bustamante
(Jamaica's First Prime Minister)

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Sir Alexander Bustamante, National Hero of JamaicaPlaces Named After Alexander Bustamante | Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer

The first prime minister after independent Jamaica, Sir Alexander Bustamante, along with his cousin, Norman Washington Manley, are considered the key architects of modern Jamaica. 

And his name name, life and legacy lives on in the hearts of Jamaicans with daily reminders from tangible evidences around us.


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The following are some of the most notable institutions and places named after Alexander Bustamante.  

See also: Places Named After Marcus Garvey

13 Institutions & Places Named After Alexander Bustamante

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  1. The Bustamante Hospital for Children
    (Arthur Wint Dr, Kingston)

  2. The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU)

  3. The Bustamante Museum
    (24 Tucker Ave, Kingston)

  4. The Bustamante Highway
    (In Clarendon)

  5. The Bustamante Statue

  6. The Bustamante High School
    (Lionel Town, Clarendon)

  7. The Bustamante Heritage Site
    (At his birthplace in Blenheim, Hanover)

  8. The Bustamante Square
    (In the town of Lucea, Hanover)

  9. The Bustamante Foundation

  10. The Bustamante Institute of Public and International Affairs

  11. The Bustamante Bridge
    (between Kingston & St. Thomas)

  12. Port Bustamante Wharf in Kingston,

    & even...

  13. The Bustamante Backbone (a hard-grated Jamaican coconut and sugar snack)

And? Do you know of any other? I'd love to hear from you. Please share it in the comments section below.

And Did You Know?

And while I have you? Did you know that...

  • Sir Alexander Bustamante (Busta) is still Jamaica's only living hero? Meaning the status was ascribed to him during his living years!

    The only of our seven (7) national heroes!

  • He worked as a policeman in Cuba and as a dietician at the New York City hospital before he returned to Jamaica and got into politics?

    That was  in 1919 at the hospital for joint disease in New York City.

  • He came to the attention of the Jamaican public through the letters he wrote to the Jamaica Gleaner?

  • Tomato juice and cod liver oil had to be delivered to him daily while in prison? He was that particular about his health.

  • One of his popular quotes was, "Ignorance is accepted where wisdom is not expected".

I've dedicated an entire page on him though, be sure to read it at this link.

Now you know :-)

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References:

  • Shakespeare-Blackmore,  Keisha., Sir Alexander Bustamante, The Jamaica Gleaner, http://old.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070903/flair/flair2.html.

  • "Sweet & dandy - The history of Jamaican sweets", http://old.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090207/features/features5.html

  • Henry, Balford, "OJ for Cliff Stone after 50 years of service to nation", http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/oj-for-cliff-stone-after-50-years-of-service-to-nation_107794?profile=1606&template=MobileArticle

  • "Haiti And St Thomas Stigmatised", http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100430/cleisure/cleisure5.html

  • Black, Clinton V.,  History Of Jamaica

  • Olive Senior, Encylopedia of Jamaican Heritage

  • "Sir Alexander Bustamante", https://jis.gov.jm/information/heroes/sir-alexander-bustamante-2/ (link)

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