Quick Facts

  Jamaica is a mountainous island situated in the north of the Caribbean Sea. It is the third...

Jamaican Geography

Jamaica is a mountainous island situated in the north of the Caribbean Sea. It is...

The National Anthem

Eternal Father bless our land, Guard us with Thy Mighty Hand, Keep us free from evil powers, Be...

National Heroes

Our heroes were first named in the 1960s when Jamaica celebrated its independence and celebrated...

Ecclesiastical + Religious

In Jamaica, religion is very important.  Despite the 23% of the island who identify as...

5 Facts: Office Of The Political Ombudsman

Donna Parchment Brown was sworn in as Jamaica's fourth Political Ombudsman on November 16, 2015, by Governor...

Did You Know? Five Facts About Local Government in Jamaica

1. What is local government? This is the arm of Government that focuses primarily on community...

Medicine + Health

  In Jamaica, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is the Government organization ultimately responsible for the...

A Full List of Subjects And Departments Under Each Ministry

Need to know what subjects, public bodies, and departments fall under the jurisdiction of each...

Government

The following is extracted from the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Download the document here.  Jamaica became...

Mello-Go-Roun – Celebrating The ‘Best Of Festival’

Mello-Go-Roun 2015 will take place this evening at the Independence Village, Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre....

10 Jamaican Proverbs To Make You Laugh Out Loud

1. "Monkey mus know weh him gwine put him tail, before him order trousiz." Translated: The...

Out of Many, One People: Jamaica’s Rich Chinese Heritage

Once upon a time, Jamaica had an influx of Chinese that caused so much unrest...

Amy Ashwood Garvey: The Woman Behind Jamaican Pan-Africanism

Marcus Garvey's fame has been heralded far and wide. He has been honoured as one...

15 Jamaican Great Houses

There are many great houses across the length and breadth of Jamaica, standing as stately...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 4

In 1664, the Spanish relinquished control of Jamaica to the British and Sir Thomas Modyford...

10 Milestone Years in Jamaica’s Civil Aviation History

Jamaica has come a long way where air travel is concerned. Moving from its first...

The Legend of Annie Palmer – The White Witch of Rose Hall?

Jamaica is home to many legends and stories, one of which surrounds Annie Palmer, very...

The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

Section of Gleaner contributor Lance Neita's article on how the current design came about: The months...

The History of Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean

  The following are excerpts from a teach-in titled 'Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean: Historical Roots',...

Hero Profile – Nanny Of The Maroons

Nanny is a folk figure­ an individual who sparked numerous stories and legends. She nimbly...

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Paul Bogle

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of...

Hero Profile – George William Gordon

George William Gordon (1820-1865) was born to a Scottish land owner and one of his...

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Needs To Know About Sir Alexander Bustamante

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of...

National Heroes

Our heroes were first named in the 1960s when Jamaica celebrated its independence and celebrated...

10 Interesting Things About Trelawny

  Falmouth, the capital, was created from seaside land owned by famed English Romantic poet...

Parish Pride – The Changing Face of Jamaica

There was a time Jamaica looked like this: Before the British arrived, there were no real...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 2

In 1664, the Spanish relinquished control of Jamaica to the British and Sir Thomas Modyford...

Trelawny: Sightseeing Historical Sites

There are many things to do in Trelawny that involve the beach, river, a cruise...

Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish

As we continue our trek around Jamaica for Parish Pride month, we decided to check...