Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

Jamaican Geography

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

Jamaica’s Journey To Independence

Let's take a trek down memory lane to recount Jamaica's journey to Independence. First, our freedom Freedom...

The Story Of Jamaica’s National Anthem

Jamaica's national anthem is a prayer, calling on God to bless and guard our country, and...

Ecclesiastical + Religious

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

Government

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

Prime Ministers Of Jamaica

The Prime Minister is Jamaica's head of government, who is formally appointed into office by the Governor...

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

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

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...

5 Facts: Office Of The Political Ombudsman

Donna Parchment Brown was sworn in as Jamaica's fourth Political Ombudsman on November 16, 2015, by Governor...

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....

15 Jamaican Great Houses

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

What Is It Like Performing At Grand Gala?

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

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...

Independence Grand Gala – Snapshots From Yesteryear

Many young Jamaicans can be pardoned for thinking that the massive Grand Gala celebration of...

Objects From Our Past – The Institute Of Jamaica Collections

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

Then & Now: President of the Senate

diG Deeper Find out more about Senator Floyd Morris  Check out an excerpt of Senator Dr Frederick...

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...

5 Facts – The Gleaner

We're keeping it in the family with this week's Fact Friday as we share some...

What Is Commonwealth Day?

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

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 Nanny of the Maroons

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...

National Heroes

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

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 4

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

Parish Facts – Clarendon, Manchester & St Elizabeth

This week, we continue Parish Pride month with some quick facts about the parishes of Clarendon and Manchester to...

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 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...