Jamaica is at it again with our firsts. This time the first is recognising the continuous, positive impact that Jamaicans have in Paterson, New Jersey. Its located on the corner of Amistad Park, which carries rebellious history. What was once named Veerland Avenue is now called Jamaica Way.
The Alpha Institute has changed gear and put in the turbo for its students. It now boasts a premiere environment for music education which will continue to enhance lives. Read about the new Associate Degree offered, and smile at the possibilities.
The JABBFA hails all-inclusive JOA support after the ‘most rewarding’ Central American and Caribbean Championships. The boost shows all our professional athletes the possibilities and just how important it is to keep pushing for the ultimate goal.
Athletes and coaches of the 2020 Olympic team are to receive awards for their representation at the Olympic Games. This benefit is made possible by the partnership between the Jamaica Olympic Association, the Supreme Ventures Foundation and other interested parties.
Jamaican architect Nina Cooke John will be designing the new Harriet Tubman monument mounted in Newark, New Jersey. The Tubman monument will replace a statue of Christopher Columbus, which officials removed from Washington Square.
As part of efforts to bolster the health and safety measures brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, members of the graduating class of 1989 have donated $600,000 to their alma mater, Oberlin High School, to help with sanitation projects. The donation will significantly enhance the ability of the school to meet the stipulated protocols of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information as well as those of the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Kimani Gibbons has not forgotten where he grew up. The young ‘baller’ stays connected to his community by helping the youth build themselves into powerful and positive adults. His creation of the Aptitude Football Academy is a hands-on effort to give neighbourhood youth a chance to experience positive choices. He needs your support in any way you can provide it.
Two nights of impeccable performances. This concert shows how Jamaica invited the world to #ComeKetchDdRiddim for Reggae Month. Virtual audiences enjoyed Reggae Month's Global Reggae Nights and had a ball rocking, dancing, singing and commenting.
The Jamaica Stock Exchange has put its hand in the life-saving realm by donating an incubator to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. These types of donation are immediately felt and put to practice. There is always room for more of these types of contributions and support of our hospitals.
Chris Gayle has decided that he is still ready to play his signature sport. He is in the process of suiting up to represent the region. The West Indies will have one more star player on their side.
Football is said to have the power to bring people from all walks of life together. Football, in the words of avid fans, is "a lifestyle". We had a reason with some football enthusiasts. What you'll find in this article will either deepen your love for the sport or spark an interest.