The grounds of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus was home to a refugee camp site during World War II.
The grounds of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus was home to a refugee camp site during World War II. As “Gibraltar Camp”, it offered refuge to evacuees from the British island fortress of Gibraltar at the tip of Spain. Today, many relics and buildings can be found across the Campus that were once homes or used by the many families from Gibraltar. One of the few remaining original Gibraltar Camp buildings was previously the site of the “Sacred Heart Church” at which over a thousand Roman Catholic refugees from Gibraltar worshiped between 1940-1944. Other remaining buildings have been repurposed by The UWI, Mona but have been preserved in their original state. Three of these buildings are the Commandant’s House, the Deputy Commandant’s House, and the Recreation Centre on the Gibraltar Camp. For a more in-depth History of the Gibraltar Camp World War II Experience (1940 – 1944) in Jamaica, feel free to book a UWI Mona Campus Culture & Heritage Tour. For tour bookings, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Jamaica in 1953, Her Majesty was impressed by the beauty and variety of the botanical collection.
The Rockfort Mineral Bath is one of Jamaica’s top mineral bath and spa with a stress management centre.
The Ward Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The Kingston Waterfront is rich in history as it was the departure point for the Windrush Generation to England.
This Park houses the Jamaica War Memorial for the fallen Soldiers in World War I and II.
The Louise Bennett-Coverley Square stands as a tribute to the woman known as “the mother of Jamaican culture”.