National Heroes

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

National Symbols

THE FLAG The Jamaican flag was first raised at midnight on August 5, 1962, as the...

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

Quick Facts

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

The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

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

Political Constitution

Jamaican Politics is modeled on the Westminster Parliamentary system of government, that is, it is...

Tell Your MP

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Christmas in Jamaica: What We Remember

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

National Heroes

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

10 MORE Jamaican Proverbs To Make You LOL

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

15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican

Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date?...

Lindy In The Paper: 10 Gleaner Headlines Hailing The Great Lindy Delapenha

A cursory search of the Gleaner's newspaper archives (which offers more than one million newspaper...

A Moment In History – The Green Bay Massacre

January 5, 1978 was one of the darkest, most controversial days in Jamaica's history. On that...

What Happened Off The Coast Of Kingston To The Prinzessin Victoria Luise?

On a dark night during the winter of 1906, a lone ship sailed ahead, marking...

National Heroes

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

That Day In September – Remembering Hurricanes Gilbert & Ivan

Water come inna mi room Mi sweep out some with mi broom Di likkle dog laugh to...

Hero Profile – Paul Bogle

Little is known of Paul Bogle's early life. As an adult he was one of...

National Heroes’ Day: Jamaica’s Super Seven

How much do you know about Jamaica's national heroes? Do you know, for example, that...

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...

Hero Profile – Nanny Of The Maroons

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

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...

Parish Facts – St Ann, St Mary & St Catherine

We kick off our Parish Pride features with some quick facts about the parishes of...

Must-See Places By Parish

Check our these hot spots in Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew that we...

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...