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Celebrating Jamaica 50

7 August 2012

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Celebrating Jamaica 50

The national colours of gold, black and green dominated the streets of Jamaica in an overwhelming show of national pride that marked the spectacular celebration of the island’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain. The festivities climaxed with the staging of the Grand Gala at the National Stadium on August 6, which was preceded by […]

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Support builds for National Museum

28 May 2011

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Support builds for National Museum

In the basement of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on East Street in downtown Kingston, thousands of artefacts are locked away from public view because the country does not have a national museum to appropriately house them. In an effort to remedy this unfortunate state of affairs, the Friends of the Museums (of History and Ethnography) and the Our […]

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Love lost for Lover’s Leap

28 December 2010

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Love lost for Lover’s Leap

It’s one of the most breathtaking coastal vistas you’ll ever see in Jamaica, or anywhere in the world for that matter. However, despite its stunning beauty, Lovers’ Leap in Yardley Chase, near Southfield in the parish of St. Elizabeth, has become a kind of unpolished jewel in the South Coast tourism crown that has been […]

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Edna Manley’s Bogle: A Contest of Icons

18 October 2010

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Edna Manley’s Bogle: A Contest of Icons

One hundred years after the authorities of the day put an end to the life of Jamaican National Hero Paul Bogle for his role in the Morant Bay insurrection, the late sculptor Edna Manley shaped her artistic vision of the man and his struggle. However, the statue created in his memory and honour, which has […]

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