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1939 18 Sep John and Rosa Shaw arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, from San Francisco, the first Bahá’ís to visit the country. Kingston; Jamaica First travel teachers and pioneers
1942 Dr Malcolm King, a Jamaican who had become a Bahá'í in the United States, introduced the Faith to his homeland. [SDSCp425 note 2]
  • He held meetings at 190 Orange Street in Kingston. By 1943, the people he had taught founded a spiritual assembly in Kingston. [The Gleaner]
Jamaica First Bahais by country or area
1942 26 Oct Marion Lord Maxwell (‘Miss Mac’) becomes a Bahá’í, the first Jamaican to accept the Faith. [BW17:429]
  • For the story of her life see BW17:429–30.
Jamaica Marion Lord Maxwell
1943 The first Local Spiritual Assembly was formed in Jamaica. [BWNS233] Jamaica First Local Spiritual Assemblies; BWNS
1957 Ridván The Regional Spiritual Assembly of the Greater Antilles is formed with its seat in Kingston, Jamaica. [BW13:257] Kingston; Jamaica NSA
1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Jamaica is formed. [BW13:258]
  • Elected Randolph Fitz-Henley, William A. W. Mitchell, Alfred Senior, Clarence Ullrich, Alice Maud Gallier, Percival Aiken, Emily Taylor, Margarite Ullrich and Ruby Taylor. [The Gleaner]
Jamaica NSA
1971 21 – 23 May The Oceanic Conference of the Caribbean is held in Kingston, Jamaica. [BW15:218, 319–20; VV5–6]
  • For pictures see BW15:304–8 and VV6.
Kingston; Jamaica Oceanic Conference; Conference
1972 The first Summer School of Jamaica is held. [BW15:218] Jamaica First summer and winter schools
1976 Jan Bahá’ís in Jamaica initiated a weekly 15-minute radio programme. [BW16:186] Jamaica Radio and television programmes; Media
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