Cockpit Country

Cockpit Country,

hilly region on the plateau of Jamaica, c.200 sq mi (520 sq km), W central Jamaica. Composed of limestone rock, the region has many sink holes, caverns, and subterranean streams.
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Project Description: Located in the Cockpit Country, approximately 45km from the capital, Falmouth, the Sawyers community comprises two major districts, Sawyers Proper and Mahogany Hall.
Source Cockpit Country Action Plan 2006) farmers need to have more trees on their farms and in their community.
A case in point takes place in the Cockpit Country of Jamaica.
A recent botanical expedition (2006) to the Cockpit Country, headed by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, found the species growing on all elevations of Island View Hill but identified less than 50 individuals (Lauren Raz, pers.
5 miles north of Warsop, Wilson Valley District, Cockpit Country, Island View Hill, limestone hilltop, 670 m, 18[degrees]17'13.
Except for the small cultivated plots and modest dwellings, Cockpit Country remains much as it was centuries ago.
Negril, out west in Cockpit Country, has the best beaches.
I persuaded my driver to take me into the cockpit country, an area few Jamaicans have even seen and where descendants of the Maroons still dwell in autonomous communities, to visit the historic Windsor Great House.
To this day there are no roads through the cockpit country, and private efforts are under way to declare the unique ecosystem a national park and world heritage site.
Montpellier was founded shortly after the British signed a treaty with Cudjo, the maroon leader operating in the nearby cockpit country, making it possible to develop this extended area into a very profitable sugar estate.
They entrenched themselves in the Cockpit Country, a forbidding limestone landscape of steep conical hills punctuated by deep basins, a rocky wilderness which shifted unpredictably underfoot, where days of difficult traveling got you nowhere.
The Jamaican Assembly passed forty-four acts concerning the Maroons and spent nearly a quarter million British pounds which disappeared like water down a Cockpit Country sinkhole, with no appreciable effect.