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Why UNESCO was right to declare reggae a cultural treasure

When UNESCO announced that “the reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon. Jamaica’s application […]

Taking PRYDE in Community

Taking PRYDE in Community

Know what’s inspiring? Reading about Jamaicans doing great things in their community. Know what else is inspiring? Reading how they are doing these great things. Most inspiring of all is getting to know the individual’s story of greatness. This story is about a man’s PRYDE. “Replace negative thoughts with positive ones and you’ll start having positive results”. Living by this […]

Why UNESCO was right to declare reggae a cultural treasure

My outlook on Jamaica as a British Jamaican – PART 2 // Identity and Culture

Hopefully, you have read part 1 of my blog series ‘Welcome Home’. In part 2, I talk more about celebrating identity, my cross-cultural identity as a Black British and how it’s perceived overseas. Read part 1 first then continue on to part 2. Identity Clash – Who Am I? I have never watched so much […]

Why UNESCO was right to declare reggae a cultural treasure

Jamaicans In Nigeria Encouraged To Invest In Jamaica

High Commissioner Esmond Reid has encouraged Jamaicans in Lagos, Nigeria, to take advantage of the opportunities for investment in Jamaica. He was speaking at a gathering on Saturday, September 21, where approximately 80 Jamaicans and their descendants, as well as friends of Jamaica, turned out for a community meeting organized by the High Commission. The […]

Why UNESCO was right to declare reggae a cultural treasure

Church of England appoints Hudson-Wilkin as first ever black female bishop

History has been made today after a black woman was unveiled as the new Bishop of Dover. Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin will become the first black female bishop in the Church of England when she is consecrated in November. She has served as chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons since 2010 and later […]

Why UNESCO was right to declare reggae a cultural treasure