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Maroons Locations Get Heritage Status

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Nanny Town and Cunha Cunha Pass are in the process of being named national monuments by the Jamaica Heritage Trust and are also expected to become world heritage sites in the near future. Nanny Town is the most sacred of the Maroon sites and is named for the great Maroon leader, Nanny; Jamaica’s only national heroine. It was from this strategically located stronghold here in our Portland Parish, that Nanny launched her wars against the British Colonial Government. The Stony River in the area is viewed as the place in which the spiritual powers of the great founding ancestors is most concentrated. The Maroons commemorate the place in song and on their drums. The site is regarded by Maroons with such reverence that it is difficult to comprehend.

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