The Institute of Jamaica partnered in Wednesday’s commemoration of the 207th anniversary of the arrival of Simón Bolívar, the South American freedom fighter, who is memorialised by a cultural centre in downtown Kingston.
Bolívar, who is dubbed ‘El Libertador’, for his advocacy and influence in liberating other territories on the continent, including his native Venezuela in 1813.
Bolívar, a former military and political of the Republic of Venezuela, travelled to Jamaica in 1815.
He lived at the corner of Tower and Princess streets until his departure in December that year.
While residing in Jamaica, he wrote the famous ‘Jamaica Letter’ in September, articulating his views on the need for unity, solidarity, safety, and freedom for the people of South America and the Caribbean.
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LINK ORIGINAL: Jamaica Gleaner