The Bureau of Gender Affairs’ annual ‘Outstanding Fathers Awards’ have recognised sixty fathers of exceptional character. The award seeks to recognise and celebrate the vital role of fathers and father figures within families and society at large, as well as their contributions to nation-building.
Jamaican Folk Forms, the heart of our nation’s culture, are entrenched in our forefathers’ rites and traditions. The JCDC is vital to the survival of these folk forms, which would perish if not supported. These traditional forms are preserved in a variety of ways.
The festival queens of St. Catherine and Manchester were crowned. The two powerful women triumphed after a hard-fought struggle. Now we await the announcement of the remaining winners from throughout the nation.
The response to the COVID-19 Health crisis has highlighted many issues with the global health system. Minister Christopher Tufton made this his focus during his address to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Judith Falloon-Reid is preparing to go on a multi-city tour with her Aaah-Inspiring Antarctica, A Jamaican on Ice Experience, which debuted to great acclaim at the National Library of Jamaica in March 2020. Malachi Smith, a dub poet, will join her.
India and Jamaica are celebrating milestones in democracy in 2022. India will celebrate its 75th anniversary of Independence, while Jamaica will be celebrating its 60th anniversary of independence. The state visit of India’s Prime Minister served to enhance cooperation between the two nation states.