Duckenfield, Jamaica

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Duckenfield is located in Jamaica
Coordinates: 17°55′01″N 76°15′25″W / 17.9170027°N 76.2568331°W / 17.9170027; -76.2568331Coordinates: 17°55′01″N 76°15′25″W / 17.9170027°N 76.2568331°W / 17.9170027; -76.2568331
Country Jamaica
Parish St Thomas
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Duckenfield, Jamaica is a village in St Thomas, in south-east Jamaica. It is named after the sugar plantation on which it is located. It is a very poor community,[1] but it has grown substantially in recent years. There were plans to build an international airport in the vicinity in order to open the eastern end of the island to tourism,[2] but these have since been shelved.[3]

The economy of Duckenfield is dominated by the nearby sugar estate and factory which are the only major employers in the vicinity. Any change in the fortunes of the sugar industry has an immediate and dramatic effect.[4]


There are two primary schools, Duckenfield Primary[5] and Dalvey Primary. a hospital and a post office.

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  1. ^ "Early Fall Newsletter 2008". 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  2. ^ Brown, Ingrid (2008-01-29). "Big tourism plan for eastern Jamaica". The Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ Titus, Mark (2009-03-20). "$100m upgrade for Boscobel aerodrome - Duckenfield idea shelved, Ken Jones bypassed". The Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica: The Gleaner Company Ltd.). Archived from the original on 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ Brown, Ingrid (2009-02-06). Jamaica Observer Retrieved 2009-09-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "DUCKENFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL SAYS 'THANK YOU DIGICEL FOUNDATION'". Digicel Foundation. 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-09-11.