National Heroes

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

National Heroes

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

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

Ecclesiastical + Religious

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

The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

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

Portland Eastern By-Election 2019: 6 Things From The Data

After the tragic and untimely death of Member of Parliament Lynvale Bloomfield, the people of...

Cabinet Ministers

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

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

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

Governors-General of Jamaica

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

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...

Jamaican Proverbs That Speak To The Elements

Jamaican proverbs hold a special place in our hearts. They represent the continuation of the...

Mello-Go-Roun – The ‘Best Of Festival’ Photo Special

Since its inception in 1964, Mello-Go-Roun has remained a highlight of the season, showcasing the best of...

10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois

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

Independence Grand Gala – Snapshots From Yesteryear

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

TBT – Happy Birthday, MLK!

Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr would have been 86 years old today. In 1965, Dr...

Lindy In The Paper: 10 Gleaner Headlines Hailing The Great Lindy Delapenha

A cursory search of the Gleaner's newspaper archives (which offers more than one million newspaper...

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...

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...

What is the Windrush Generation and why does it matter to Jamaica?

What is the Windrush Generation? The Windrush Generation are the thousands of Caribbean migrants invited to...

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,...

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...

Champs – The Manley Legacy

Many Jamaicans don't know it, but former Chief Minister and Premier Norman Washington Manley was...

National Heroes’ Day: Jamaica’s Super Seven

How much do you know about Jamaica's national heroes? Do you know, for example, that...

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...

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,...

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 3

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