National Heroes

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

Jamaican Geography

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

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

Tour Jamaica

EXPLORING ST. MARY On the main road, just before the White bridge the R fork leads...

The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

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

What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. This year's theme is 'Empowering...

Infrastructure

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

Cabinet Ministers

Do you know the different ministries that comprise the Executive arm of the government? Do...

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...

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...

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....

Mello-Go-Roun – The ‘Best Of Festival’ Photo Special

Since its inception in 1964, Mello-Go-Roun has remained a highlight of the season, showcasing the best of...

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...

5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

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

5 Poets And Storytellers Carrying On Miss Lou’s Legacy

If you are familiar with the works of the late, great Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley,...

A Moment In History – Sligoville Established As Jamaica’s First Free Village

The free village of Highgate, renamed Sligoville, was formally dedicated on June 12, 1840. It...

The Story Of Jamaica’s National Anthem

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

It’s A (Wo)man’s World – The First Women To Join The JCF & JDF

Whenever we think of a police officer or a soldier, the image that comes to mind...

Roots of the Rivalry: When Calabar Crushed KC in 1976

This is Champs as Jamaica knows it. It is more than a competition, more than...

Mello-Go-Roun – The ‘Best Of Festival’ Photo Special

Since its inception in 1964, Mello-Go-Roun has remained a highlight of the season, showcasing the best of...

Champs – The Manley Legacy

Many Jamaicans don't know it, but former Chief Minister and Premier Norman Washington Manley was...

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...

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 Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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

Hero Profile – Norman Washington Manley

Norman Manley was born at Roxborough, Manchester, on July 4, 1893. For Manley achievement of...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 1

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

Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish 2

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

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...

Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish

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

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...