Boxing

Jamaica Boxing Association governs the sport of boxing in Jamaica.  Association which was founded in...

National Heroes

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

Billiards

Billiards dominates the roadside bars, HQs, and pool halls of Jamaica. In its various forms—pool,...

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

Bobsledding

Despite its size, the Jamaican bobsledding community is one of the islands more famous sporting...

Cabinet Ministers

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

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

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

The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

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

What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

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

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...

What Is Commonwealth Day?

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

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...

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,...

15 Jamaican Great Houses

There are many great houses across the length and breadth of Jamaica, standing as stately...

Throwback Thursday: Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange in 1986

Current minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport; and the longest serving sitting female member...

A Moment In History – Tacky’s Easter Rebellion In St Mary

Tacky had been a Coromantee chief in Ghana before being enslaved in Jamaica. In St...

Jamaica Then & Now – From A Regal Theatre To A Shopper’s Delight

In celebration of Heritage Month, we will be sharing some ‘then and now’ photos of...

The Aftermath: Hurricane Ivan – 2004

This was the front page of The Gleaner on September 13, 2014, two days after...

10 Amazing Facts About Lindy Delapenha

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Jamaica lost an illustrious and beloved sportsman and veteran journalist,...

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...

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 – Sir Alexander Bustamante

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

Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party – Jamaica’s First Modern Party

Many Jamaicans believe that the People's National Party (PNP) is Jamaica's first political party. However,...

Trelawny: Sightseeing Historical Sites

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

Must-See Places By Parish

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

St. James

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

Parish Facts – St Ann, St Mary & St Catherine

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