Horseracing

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

National Heroes

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

Golf

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

Swimming

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

Tennis

Tennis Jamaica, formerly the Jamaica Lawn Tennis Association (JLTA), is the governing body of tennis...

Medicine + Health

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

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

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

Political Constitution

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

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...

Governors-General of Jamaica

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

Jamaica Then & Now – The BOJ Complex And Scotia Centre Under Construction

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

The Story Of Jamaica’s Motto & Coat Of Arms

The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many, One People’, based on the population’s multi-racial...

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?...

Ornamental Beauty – The Lignum Vitae

The lignum vitae (Guiacum Officinale) was found in Jamaica by Christopher Columbus. The short, compact tree...

10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois

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

10 Amazing Facts About Lindy Delapenha

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

15 Interesting Facts About Peter Abrahams

Born on March 3, 1919 in Vrededorp, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Peter Abrahams...

Then & Now: Harbour Street, Downtown

Back then Tramcars were the main means of transportation. Today, the use of a motor...

10 Milestone Years in Jamaica’s Civil Aviation History

Jamaica has come a long way where air travel is concerned. Moving from its first...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 4

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

Hero Profile – Marcus Garvey

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

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 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 Nanny of the Maroons

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

Hero Profile – George William Gordon

George William Gordon (1820-1865) was born to a Scottish land owner and one of his...

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...

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

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 Pride – The Changing Face of Jamaica

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