William Morrison and the 1883 Commission

In Jamaica: the Blessed Island Sidney Olivier, a former Governor, paid tribute to
William Morrison's views on the need for the restoration of representative
institutions in Jamaica in the 1880s.  (pp 231-2)

In 1884-5 some level of representation was restored to Jamaica's political institutions for
the first time since the removal of the House of Assembly and the Parish Vestries in the wake
of the 'Rebellion' of 1865. The new Parochial Boards were elected and half the members of
the Legislative Council were elected. It is also of interest that the vast majority of the registered
voters were Black and Coloured.This system of 'modified' Crown Colony  Government in
Jamaica continued until the 1940s.
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