Jamaica commemorates her 60th Independence with the launch of a 60th Logo Competition. Bobby Smith, a student of UWI Mona, won the competition with a prize of US$2,500.
The unification of our people is the only way to take control of our experiences. As Marcus Garvey taught, we will understand just how powerful our vice is when we depend on ourselves. This understanding is the sentiment of the symposium hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport in collaboration with the Jamaican Consul in Namibia.
On August 6, 1962, Jamaica gained political independence from Britain after more than 300 years of British colonial rule. Our history is built on the hardship and courage of our ancestors. We will continually stand tall on this great legacy. Happy 59th Anniversary on Jamaica’s Independence.
In Jamaica, on August 1, 1838, thousands of ex-slaves who had gathered at town centres and churches in the British Caribbean territory broke into joyous celebrations after hearing the final words of the Emancipation Declaration, affirming their complete freedom from slavery. This momentous date represented the abolition of the dehumanising system that enslaved people of African descent in the British colony for over 150 years. Read about some of the players that championed the emancipation movement.
Jamaicans are known for one sure thing. We know how to celebrate and have a good time. Let any sporting event start and see how we come out. We bring our colours, Sound instruments and a heap of vibes. Take a look and see if you see yourself in this article. Then, let us know how you celebrate.
The Bob Marley Group of companies have endorsed the Jamaica Heroes Modernized project. The endorsement adds to many influential Jamaicans from around the world who stand with this project. The project is significant to keep the contribution of our heroes relevant to our youth.
The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is in full swing. The JCDC received entries from all over walks of Jamaican life, and now the government has published the finalists’ list.