Quick Facts

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

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

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

Jamaican Geography

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

National Heroes

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

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...

Tell Your MP

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

Governors-General of Jamaica

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

Cabinet Ministers

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

The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

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

8 Natural Heritage Sites In Jamaica

Here is a look at 8 of Jamaica's natural heritage sites: Blue and John Crow Mountains...

What’s Right With Jamaica? Amazing Biodiversity

Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has the highest number of endemic plants and birds....

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...

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...

10 MORE Jamaican Proverbs To Make You LOL

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

5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

Jamaican women have come a long way since the days of slavery, and there are...

Smooth, Suave, Sensational: 10 Facts About Singer Frankie Paul

Hailed by social commentator Ian Boyne as "smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery", Frankie...

A Moment In History – ‘Red Gold’ Is Shipped From Jamaica

Few people now recall that Jamaica's bauxite/alumina industry was launched in the hills just north...

Sickle Cell and Jamaica: Five Major Milestones

Sickle cell disease. Many people may not be aware of it's prevalence, but it is...

Roots of the Rivalry: The Year They Banned Calabar & KC

Friendly rivalry in sports can easily grow into a heated dispute. That is exactly what...

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...

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,...

Marcus Said: Five Statements That Inspired The World

Marcus Mosiah Garvey is Jamaica's first  National Hero and one of Jamaica's most internationally beloved...

Hero Profile – Sam Sharpe

Sam Sharpe, born in the parish of St. James, and named after his master, is...

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Needs To Know About Sir Alexander Bustamante

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

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...

Trelawny: Sightseeing Historical Sites

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

How Did White Horses In St. Thomas Get Its Name?

Upon hearing “white horses”, one may immediately think of the majestic beasts that tend to...

St Elizabeth’s Treasure

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

It Name Wat? Unusual Place Names in Jamaica

Jamaica is filled with beauty and wonder. One day spent travelling around Jamaica reveals mouth-watering food,...