Situated in the heart of the Cockpit Country, Accompong is one of the most historically important town centers in the region. It was here that a treaty was signed between the British and the Maroons, granting the latter semi-sovereignty over the area. Often described as a nation within a nation, the 1739 treaty still stands and an elected colonel oversees Accompong’s affairs to this day.
The Cockpit Country is made up of several distinct communities, each of which offers a unique window onto Jamaican culture. Some of the main regions include, Accompong, Flagstaff, Windsor, Wait-A-Bit/Litchfield, and Sherwood Content. Many of these centers are located close to the Cockpit interior, while others can be reached via a 2-3 hour drive.
Sandy specializes in sweet and delectable fruit jams–no doubt influenced by her mentor, her grandmother, Huntley Robinson. Her sugary concoctions are often made from mangoes, plums or pineapples whenever they [...]