Jamaica's Capital of Casual a.k.a Negril has been taken over by the hearts of some cool people. Canadian born Lynette Allain and Keeley Clarke have been on a mission to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing Blessing Bags worth J$3000. Lynette, who is a resident of Jamaica, living in Negril has […]
We’re all familiar with the exploits of animals and adventurers like the Crocodile Hunter and Man vs Wild. But what about animal adventures we can find right here in Jamaica? Here are 5 animals native to Jamaica – you won’t find them anywhere else in the world! The Jamaican swallowtail butterfly a.k.a. Homerus swallowtail (Papilio […]
Aneisha Fiona Rose is the youngest Business Banker in Scotiabank Jamaica. She also serves on the executive board of the Youth and Intercessory Ministry at Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Portmore. Today we focus on her; her story, her lessons, her journey and her advice as we recap our reasoning session. The tests we face in life's […]
“Wah nuh dead, nuh call it duppy”. Long gone are the days when people were fearful of venturing Downtown. For many years, Downtown Kingston had been plagued with many troubled inner-city communities, gangs and socio-economic issues. There was an increase in crime, which unfortunately drove tourists away. Thankfully, like Port Royal, Kingston is an reawakening […]
When black workers of 19th century Jamaica asserted their freedom on December 27, 1831, the Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe fueled their resolve. Our physical emancipation was built on this man's dedication, which he carried until his last breath. Today, Jamaica celebrates the day that ended slavery.
Port Royal is a village located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of Kingston Harbour, in south-eastern Jamaica. Founded in 1518 by the Spanish, it was once the largest city in the Caribbean, functioning as the centre of shipping and commerce in the Caribbean Sea by the latter half of the 17th century. After a series of natural disasters, the lost city is now
We must make sure that our culture remains preserved and ready for the next child that is born to it. We must cherish and share all that we know with our children. We never should leave it as, 'back in my/those days', as if it is a fairytale. Make it tangible. Create a memory from replaying those fun things that made us enjoy life when we were young.
The Ministry of Culture has spearheaded the annual Reggae Month celebrations, since 2008. With this intention, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) powers the execution of the Reggae Month activities. Throughout the month of February each year, it would appear that the world paused from all of her other work, to focus on Jamaica's musical […]