John Alcindor

John Alcindor

Doctor. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (his birth date may have been the 9th of July 1873). He won a scholarship in 1892, which paid for his passage to Britain, where he studied in Edinburgh and G...

Person, Medicine, Nationalism, Caribbean Islands, Scotland

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Francis Barber

Francis Barber

Born in Jamaica circa 1742/3 with the name 'Quashey' (a common name for male slaves). He was brought to England by his owner, Colonel Richard Bathhurst, and was sent to school in Yorkshire and then...

Person, Friend / family, Race Issues, Caribbean Islands

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Frank Bates

Frank Bates

Lead vocalist with the Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Born in Barbados, he joined the orchestra initially as a banjo player. He died with seven other members of the band in the sinking of the SS Ro...

Person, Music / songs, Caribbean Islands

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Terrence Alonzo Best

Terrence Alonzo Best

Terrence Alonzo Best was born on 9 December 1932. On 20 August 1959 he is shown as arriving in Southampton, Hampshire, aboard the S.S. Ascania having departed from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Toba...

Person, Tragedy, Caribbean Islands

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Boney M

Boney M

Pop group. Originally, the group comprised four Jamaican born singers. They achieved world-wide chart success with songs such as 'Ma Baker', 'Rivers of Babylon' and 'Rasputin'.

Group, Music / songs, Caribbean Islands

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Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown

Singer. Born in the Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica. A child prodigy, he was known as the 'Michael Jackson' of Reggae'. His prolific output of eighty albums covered reggae, lovers' rock and dan...

Person, Music / songs, Caribbean Islands

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The Cimarons

The Cimarons

The UK's first self-contained indigenous reggae band. The original members (all from Jamaica) were session musicians backing various musicians. They emigrated to Britain and produced their first al...

Group, Music / songs, Caribbean Islands

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Sir Alan Cobham

Sir Alan Cobham

Aviator. Born Alan John Cobham in Camberwell. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, and went on to become the first test pilot for the de Havilland Aeroplane Hire Service. In 1932 he sta...

Person, Aviation, Caribbean Islands

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Explorer. Born in the Republic of Genoa (his birth date is approximate). From 1492 to 1504, he made four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the monarchs of Spain. These voyages...

Person, Exploring, Race Issues, Seriously Famous, Caribbean Islands, Cuba, Italy, Spain, USA

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