Tour Jamaica

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

National Heroes

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

Ecclesiastical + Religious

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

Quick Facts

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

The Story Of Jamaica’s National Anthem

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

Political Constitution

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

The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

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

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...

Infrastructure

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

5 Places in Jamaica to Visit For A Better New Year

This year, we are urging all diGgers to make it a part of their new...

Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 1

We have done a little diGging and come up with a long list of historical...

August 23 – Haitian Revolution Helps Give Rise To The Abolition Of Slavery

August 23 is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition,...

Maroon Settlements In Jamaica

The name comes from the Spanish "cimmaron" meaning wild or untamed. When the British invaded...

The Majestic Blue Mahoe – Jamaica’s National Tree

The Blue Mahoe is Jamaica's national tree. It is indigenous to Jamaica and grows quite...

Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish 2

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

Amy Ashwood Garvey: The Woman Behind Jamaican Pan-Africanism

Marcus Garvey's fame has been heralded far and wide. He has been honoured as one...

A Moment In History – Ground Is Broken For The National Stadium

The National Stadium is the home of Jamaican sporting greatness, both in football and athletics....

Heaven In Hellshire

Summer time is beach time and if you're in the St Catherine and Kingston and...

Did You Know? 25 Interesting Champs Trivia Facts

Champs has a long and rich history in Jamaica. From its inception in 1910 till...

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 Sam Sharpe

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...

Hero Profile – Sam Sharpe

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

St. James

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

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,...

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...

Things to Do and See in St. Elizabeth

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

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...