The Namibian delegation which is currently in Jamaica to celebrate the nation’s 60th anniversary of independence. The delegation, which is now representing the President of the Republic of Namibia, who was originally expected to be in Jamaica, is headed by the Honourable Christine Hoebes, Minister in the Presidency of Namibia.
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.
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.
Following statements made by Prince William during his visit, the Advocates Network has strengthened their resolve to push Government for establishing a Republic Jamaica. The group rejected his statements as unacceptable and labelled his response ‘tone-deaf’.
No matter how loud the protests get, they must never be dismissed. Today, the voices joined together to show that there is strength in numbers. Abolishing the connection of England’s monarchy to Jamaica, according to some, is a need, as Jamaica must fend for herself.
Jamaica is celebrating the many challenges that we have overcome and continue to face as we recognize 60 years of independence from British colonial governance. The upcoming visit from William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stirs increased agitation of the need for apologies and complete removal from the traces of colonialism.
The JCDC extended the deadline for entrants to the Jamaica Festival Song Competition to March 18th, 2022. This year’s competition is part of a special Diamond Jubilee series of memorable events for Jamaica 60 Independence celebrations.
The plans are now in high gear for the 9th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in 2022. The successful execution of this significant event during Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of Independence, is being made possible through the collaborative effort of several stakeholders.