Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Golf

The Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) was founded in 1925.   It is a non-profit organization...

Jamaican Geography

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

Horseracing

Horseracing and the related industry of gambling are centred at Caymanas Park, outside of Kingston....

Jamaica’s Journey To Independence

We've been enjoying the various pre-Independence festivities that have been on offer since late last...

Swimming

The sports of swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming are all controlled by the...

Governors-General of Jamaica

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

Judicial + Legal

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

The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

Section 79(1) of the Constitution provides that "there shall be appointed an attorney general who...

Government

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

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...

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...

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 MORE Jamaican Proverbs To Make You LOL

Jamaican proverbs echo the voices of our ancestors. We hear, through these sayings, their admonition,...

What Is It Like Performing At Grand Gala?

One of the events that everyone will be looking forward to during tomorrow’s Independence Day...

5 Times Miss Lou Spoke To The Fighter In Jamaicans

1. When jackass back strong, dem overload him hampa ... Translation: When the donkey's back is...

Officially Open

In our first Wordless Wednesday post for the year, we feature the Bustamante Hospital for...

What Is Commonwealth Day?

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

Throwback Thursday: Jamaica’s Press Freedom in 1971

May 3 is observed annually as World Press Freedom Day. Fittingly, we have decided to...

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...

Parish Facts – Westmoreland, Hanover, St James & Trelawny

This week, we continue Parish Pride month by venturing further into the county of Cornwall, with Westmoreland, Hanover, St...

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 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...

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...

Hero Profile – Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in St Ann's Bay, St Ann, on August 17, 1887. He...

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 the...

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...

10 Interesting Things About Trelawny

Since 2010, the magical musical extravaganza -  Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival - has been held in...

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...