Weekly Jamaica Courant


Weekly Jamaica Courant


The oldest identifiable item in AAS's Caribbeana collection printed on the islands, AAS holds a single copy of this newspaper from 1718 - the very first year of printing in both Jamaica and the entire Caribbean region.

AAS has an exceptional collection of the earliest Caribbean newspapers of great interest to scholars. There is a map showing the locations, dates, and names of the papers at AAS in visual form. They are available for study when the library is open, and also almost all have been digitized and are available in Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 from Readex.

Map of Caribbean Newspapers at AAS Caribbean Newspapers (Readex)

Title as Issued

The Weekly Jamaica Courant With News Foreign and Domestick


Kingston, Jamaica, 1718


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“Weekly Jamaica Courant,” The Caribbeana Project at AAS, accessed September 30, 2023, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/caribbeana/items/show/3.

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