Jamaica: Return of the Chief

After 307 years of colonial rule, Jamaica, biggest and richest of the British West Indies, goes its independent way Aug. 6. Last week the island's voters chose the government that will steer them through the first days of independence.

Chief contenders were two cousins who quarreled 20 years ago and have enlivened Jamaican politics ever since with their name-calling feud. "The opposition is made up of fools," cried incumbent Premier Norman Washington Manley, 68, an aloof, Oxford-educated barrister. In even louder voice was his opponent. Sir William Alexander Bustamante, 78, a tempestuous, half-Irish Bohemian. Manley billed himself as "The...

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