Ecclesiastical + Religious

In Jamaica, religion is very important.  Despite the 23% of the island who identify as...

National Heroes

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

The National Anthem

Eternal Father bless our land, Guard us with Thy Mighty Hand, Keep us free from evil powers, Be...

Jamaican Geography

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

Tour Jamaica

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

Political Constitution

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

Infrastructure

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

What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

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

The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

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

Cabinet Ministers

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

Free To Live – Jamaica’s Free Villages

Slavery in the British West Indies ended in 1838, two years before it was intended to. The...

Objects From Our Past – The Institute Of Jamaica Collections

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) was established in 1879 by Sir Anthony Musgrave, the then...

The Jamaican Melting Pot – Out Of Many, One Cuisine

Out of many, one people. Our nation's motto perfectly describes how peoples from several different continents...

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 Jamaican Great Houses

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

A Moment In History – The World Welcomes The ‘Steppin Razor’

April 20 has been earmarked by the estate of reggae icon Peter Tosh's estate as...

Malaria Stats – Jamaica & The World

The following is an extract from Jamaica's Ministry of Health public advisory on malaria in...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Three Days In Jamaica

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr is a global icon and his life and work still...

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...

Journey To ‘Full Free’

Happy Emancipation Day, Jamaica! The bill for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies received...

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 Paul Bogle

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

National Heroes

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

Hero Profile – Norman Washington Manley

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

Hero Profile – Marcus Garvey

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

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 – Westmoreland, Hanover, St James & Trelawny

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

10 Interesting Things About St. James

St. James is said to have been named by Sir Thomas Modyford in about 1655, for...

St Elizabeth’s Treasure

We're heading to St Elizabeth this Travel Tuesday - Treasure Beach, to be exact. 'Treasure' is...

Things to Do and See in St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth has it all.  Fun, adventure, relaxation, a world famous bar and even a...