The Story Of Jamaica’s National Anthem

Jamaica's national anthem is a prayer, calling on God to bless and guard our country, and...

Quick Facts

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

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

The name Jamaica is derived from the original Taino word Xaymaca, meaning “land of wood...

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...

Infrastructure

Overview Infrastructure and transport in Jamaica falls under the remit of the Ministry of Transport,...

Medicine + Health

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

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

We're giving you way more than just five facts on Jamaica's Local Government Elections.  Here...

Judicial + Legal

Common Law Jamaica, like Britain and her former colonies, operates under a Common Law legal system. This...

Tell Your MP

Opening up the political process in this way will take some getting used to, but...

Christmas in Jamaica: What We Remember

Jamaicans are a truly unique breed of people with a predictable set of traditions at...

The Jamaican Melting Pot – Out Of Many, One Cuisine

Out of many, one people. Our nation's motto perfectly describes how peoples from several different continents...

Jamaican Proverbs That Speak To The Elements

Jamaican proverbs hold a special place in our hearts. They represent the continuation of the...

The Story Of Jamaica’s Motto & Coat Of Arms

The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many, One People’, based on the population’s multi-racial...

Free To Live – Jamaica’s Free Villages

Slavery in the British West Indies ended in 1838, two years before it was intended to. The...

Fort Charlotte – An Untapped Gem

We don't get to Hanover often enough on Travel Tuesdays. When we visited the parish last...

5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

Jamaican women have come a long way since the days of slavery, and there are...

Clear as Crystal Punch: The History of Piped Water in Jamaica

A little known fact is that Jamaica is one of the first nations in the Western...

Birds and Religion in Jamaica

Jamaica's location and climate makes it the ideal haven for its approximately 280-species strong bird...

876 and 658: The history behind Jamaica’s area code

  Jamaica has a new area code: 658. It became necessary for Jamaica to get an...

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...

Hero Profile – Sir Alexander Bustamante

Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante, Jamaica's first Prime Minister after the country gained independence in...

National Heroes

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

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About George William Gordon

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

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Norman Washington Manley

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

Trelawny: Sightseeing Historical Sites

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

St. Elizabeth

Area 1212.4 Km² Population 151,887 Name Origin Named for Lady Elizabeth Modyford, wife of Jamaican Governor Sir Thomas Modyford St. Elizabeth...

Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish

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

Parish Facts – Clarendon, Manchester & St Elizabeth

This week, we continue Parish Pride month with some quick facts about the parishes of Clarendon and Manchester to...

St. James

Area 595 Km² Population 185,334 inhabitants Name Origin Created after the British Capture of 1665 and named for James, the...