Jamaica Fiwi Roots

About Fiwi Roots


Fiwi - a jamaican term meaning "For Us"... literal: "For We"
... and Roots - our Home or our Heritage.


The Fiwi Roots ("Our Heritage") Project, is a non-profit project created to preserve the heritage and culture of Jamaica, by memorializing an almost forgotten history, culture and many unique and often overlooked qualities.

The project consists of several web sites, each addressing specific themes, beyond the tourism brochures and "off the beaten path".

The Sites

Fiwi Roots - a compilation covering history, culture, ecologoly, geography/geology, landmaks, superstition, herbal remedies and other unique qualities of the island.

    Port Royal - history of Port Royal and its Pirates.

    Cockpit Country - the largest remaining area of intact wet limestone forest in Jamaica and a refuge for at least 79 of the 100 bird species found in the island. Historically significant because of its importance as a place where the Maroons, runaway slaves, used as an inaccessible refuge.

    Herbal Remedies - review of local herbal remedies and a a review of the work of Hans Sloane, who's study in the use of local plants for medical treatments is documented by the British Natural History Museum

Jamaica Great Houses - explores the Plantation Great of Houses of Jamaica, many of which were destroyed durng the Slave uprising.

Jamaica Black River - explores the hostorical town of Black Rover and its surrounding areas.

Jamaica Port Antonio - explores the town of Port Antonio and the Parish of Portland, an area of lush natural and unspoilt beauty at the foot hills of the Blue Mountains.

Jamaica Best Beaches - a listing of popular beaches centered around themes.

Jamaica Bird Watch - a listing of the 28 species of birds endemic to Jamaica. Includes bircalls and maps of sightings.