Our mission is, 'To contribute to building Jamaica's future by restoring to life Jamaica's historical past.'
Liberty Trails was inspired by the Jamaican High Commission, London, established by Dr Doreen Morrison and approved by the Jamaica Tourist Board. Dr Morrison is the author of 'Slavery's Heroes: George Liele and the Ethiopian Baptists of Jamaica 1783 - 1865.' She is a graduate of both Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Illinois, USA and the University of Birmingham, England. Having co-led tours for students at the United Theological College of the West Indies in 2012, and the Baptist World Alliance Gathering in Ocho Rios in 2013, she was inspired after some encouragement from leaders in Jamaica, to tell the story of Jamaica's Emancipatory history from the African Jamaican perspective, first in the form of an exhibition, then a book, a game and finally to visitors to Jamaica and Jamaica's own school-aged children, in the form of historical tours.
Doreen has designed all of the tours and as a ‘people person’ she will often be found delivering the welcome lecture and sharing her knowledge with those taking part in one of our tours. She is one of a very few academics who has in depth knowledge about this movement today, it having been erased from modern day history books. Liberty Trails mission is to share this little-known Caribbean-wide nation changing history, which was lived out in Jamaica, with the world.
Our tour guides are primarily made up of graduates in history, and being historians in their own right, they are committed to sharing their passion for history and the stories and events which have not only shaped Jamaica’s past, but continue to inspire Jamaicans today. They hold a great deal of general knowledge as well as the folklore handed down by generations, thereby making your tours that much more enjoyable.
Each of them are professional tour guides, who have been trained by the Tourism Production Development Company (TPDCO) and approved by JUTA, Jamaica’s approved tourism association, and so they are also knowledgeable about the local landscape, as well as the sights and sounds you will see and hear as we travel together around the island.
Should we require additional vehicles, we use the services of JUTA approved drivers and vehicles, from their Chapters situated all over the island. Following JUTA approval each driver is then required to undertake both a medical and a police check every 3 years, and being TPDCO trained they too have a sound knowledge of Jamaica's local history and heritage, and are more than happy to share it with you.
TRANSPORTATION AND DRIVERS
In the area of transport, we work in partnership with the best. We work in partnership with our friend Mr Lincoln Christie owner of City Tours, whose knowledge of Jamaica is unsurpassed. He has many years experience assisting tourists and is not only approved by the Jamaican Tourist Board as a driver, but is also a trained TPDCO Tour Guide.