The National Anthem

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

Physical Environment – Land of Wood and Water

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

National Symbols

THE FLAG The Jamaican flag was first raised at midnight on August 5, 1962, as the...

Tour Jamaica

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

The Story Of The Jamaican Flag

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

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

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

The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

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

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...

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...

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...

15 Jamaican Great Houses

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

What’s Right With Jamaica: A Blue Mountain Sunrise To Remember

How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent...

What Is It Like Performing At Grand Gala?

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

Out of Many, One People: Jamaica’s Rich Chinese Heritage

Once upon a time, Jamaica had an influx of Chinese that caused so much unrest...

Our Future On Fire: 3 Instances of Fires at Places Of Safety in Jamaica

Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre - May 2009 On May 22, 2009 there was a fire at...

10 Milestone Years in Jamaica’s Civil Aviation History

Jamaica has come a long way where air travel is concerned. Moving from its first...

5 Jamaican Inventors And Innovators You Need To Know About

Jamaicans are no strangers to invention and innovation, as we have perfected the art of...

5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

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

Officially Open

In our first Wordless Wednesday post for the year, we feature the Bustamante Hospital for...

National Heroes

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

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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

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...

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...

Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish

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

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 2

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

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 – The Changing Face of Jamaica

There was a time Jamaica looked like this: Before the British arrived, there were no real...

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...