The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

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

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...

Jamaica’s Journey To Independence

Let's take a trek down memory lane to recount Jamaica's journey to Independence. First, our freedom Freedom...

National Heroes

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

Portland Eastern By-Election 2019: 6 Things From The Data

After the tragic and untimely death of Member of Parliament Lynvale Bloomfield, the people of...

Medicine + Health

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

Infrastructure

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

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...

Governors-General of Jamaica

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen ended his Jamaica 50 parish tour on October 30, 2012...

10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois

Imagine what would happen if William Shakespeare decided to visit modern-day Jamaica. Can you visualise...

Objects From Our Past – The Institute Of Jamaica Collections

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) was established in 1879 by Sir Anthony Musgrave, the then...

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...

10 Things Your Jamaican Parents Have Done/Said To Discipline You

Jamaican parents are a breed like no other. They are the beauty and bane of their children's existence....

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...

Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 3

We continue to showcase the historical sites around our beautiful island. This week, we stop...

What Is Commonwealth Day?

Commonwealth Day is observed annually on the second Monday in March. It is a day designated...

What is the Windrush Generation and why does it matter to Jamaica?

What is the Windrush Generation? The Windrush Generation are the thousands of Caribbean migrants invited to...

Journey To ‘Full Free’

Happy Emancipation Day, Jamaica! The bill for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies received...

Smooth, Suave, Sensational: 10 Facts About Singer Frankie Paul

Hailed by social commentator Ian Boyne as "smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery", Frankie...

Hero Profile – Sam Sharpe

Sam Sharpe, born in the parish of St. James, and named after his master, is...

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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

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 Needs To Know About Sir Alexander Bustamante

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

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About Nanny of the Maroons

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

Things to Do and See in St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth has it all.  Fun, adventure, relaxation, a world famous bar and even a...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 3

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

How Did White Horses In St. Thomas Get Its Name?

Upon hearing “white horses”, one may immediately think of the majestic beasts that tend to...

Parish Pride – The Changing Face of Jamaica

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

10 Interesting Things About St. James

St. James is said to have been named by Sir Thomas Modyford in about 1655, for...