There’s something brewing in the Cockpit Country. On Tuesday February 16 the Forestry Department of Jamaica posted a tweet regarding the Cockpit Country and boundary markers. In the tweet made by the Forestry Dept. it was stated that “permanent markers” now in place for some 275 kilometres of ground to be included as part of the official boundary for the Cockpit Country, the Forestry Department is completing its report to inform final decision-making by the government. The tweet went on to reference a February 18, 2021 Jamaica Gleaner article titled “Cockpit Country boundary submission in the works”.
The tweet was however deleted by the Forestry Department. In a response to the tweet Chief Currie has issued a call to the Forestry Department to produce under hand and seal of King George II or his successors a renunciation of the Treaty of Peace and Amity which established peace between the two nations. Chief Currie went further in explaining that his nation is not a nation of runaway slaves, but an ancient nation that repelled both British and Spanish before that, invasions.
Currie stated that “His nation provided refuge to victims of violence, war, human trafficking and forced labour(slavery).” Since being elected to office Chief Currie has been taking steps to reshape Accompong. Accompong News supports the Chief in his call for evidence to be produced to prove that maroons renounced their lands and rights to live perpetually in peace.
The full Gleaner Story can be found Here :