Grammy recording artist Mark Myrie has broken the curse of unfulfilled promises to Accompong by gifting resources.
Horses to aid in mobility along rough terrains, motorcar/s, a front-end loader tractor and other heavy equipments to clear roads are gifts from Buju Banton to the indigenous maroons of the Cockpit Country, Accompong Town.
Chief Richard Currie highlighted the gifts and expressed his appreciation on behalf of the maroons in several instagram postings over the weekend. Currie who had the endorsement of Myrie in the general maroon election held earlier this year said in one post “Thank you for helping to break the curse of many unfulfilled promises made to the Maroon nation and it’s people”.
Accompong, Cockpit Country is a sovereign state established after a long war ended between natives and colonizers in 1738. On January 6 annually a ceremony is held in Accompong reiterating and celebrating the end of the first maroon war. The Leeward Maroons are the true owners of 74,726 hectares of Cockpit Country.
With the added increase in resources, Chief Richard Currie has pledged “We will build a society that is safe, clean, and industrious”.