Venmo users who are logged in and “cookied” (i.e. tagged as active by Venmo) should now see the option to pay with Venmo automatically display when checking out. We are always looking to make the customer experience as seamless as possible. Look for more updates coming soon!Read More →

We are sorry to announce the untimely passing of a core Rowan’s Royale team member early this morning. While we are heartened that his passing was of natural causes, and, by all accounts, peaceful, it still fills us all with sadness that he is no longer here with us.   Until we know that his family has been contacted we will be withholding more details. Thank you.Read More →

Emancipation Park, Kingston Jamaica

On this day in 1834 the British Empire officially abolished slavery in the colonies. While the Christmas Uprising of Jamaican slaves was the impetus for Parliament to abolish slavery, former slaves were not yet fully free, being indentured to their former masters’ service for a full four additional years after Emancipation. Further complicating the situation was domination of colony councils by strong, landowning, planter interests whose chief goal was to maintain low labour costs.  While legislators titularly recognized the rights of free Blacks, Browns and “Mulattos” to vote, reality saw government dominated by well-vested, White landed interests as they were the only persons authorized byRead More →