Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending September 7th, 2012
Oil Supply For Jamaica Unaffected By Refinery Fire | Jamaica, China Sign Agreement To Rehabilitate Infrastructure | Government Plans To Reintroduce Civics To School Curriculum | Thwaites Wants More Money For Path Program | Policeman Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Woman | Anti-corruption Agency Says Investigator Targeted By Hit Men | US$30 Million Lost Due To Theft At Power Company In 2012 | Government To Consider Psychological Services For Police | JVA Donates To Rise Life Management | Diaspora Bonds A "Bad Idea," Say Critics | Jamaican High School Alumni Join For Reunion And Soccer Tournament | Jamaican Dance Troupe Returns To UK After 10 Years | New Premier League Season Begins | Jamaica Wants To Host A Diamond League Event | Bailey-Cole Wins 100 Meters | Mattocks Looking To Beat U.S.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 31st, 2012
Wynter Promises Resurgence Of JMD | Supporters Of Patois Want An End To Its "Demonization" | Jamaican Government Fails To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates | Prime Minister Addresses Food Crisis | Caribbean Airlines Denies Not Hiring Jamaicans | Jamaican Farm Worker's Family Compensated | Divestment Strategy May Change | Counter-appeal Filed Against JPS | Caribbean Diaspora Museum Moves To East Harlem | Author Gives Overview Of Jamaican Heritage | Jamaica Defense Force Welcomed By D.c. National Guard | Mexican Navy Rescues Jamaican Fishermen | Bolt, Blake The Stars At Lausanne Meet | Rodman Wins First Round At T&T Abraham | Ashmeade Wins 200 Meters In Birmingham, Fraser-Pryce Takes Second | Spencer Sets New Meet Record At Iaaf Diamond League | Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake Set Meet Records; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Is The 2012 Diamond League Champion
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 24th, 2012
Garveyism To Be Part Of Civics In Jamaica's Schools | Jamaican Attorney Graham Murdered | British Officials Promises Closer Ties Between Britain, Jamaica | United Nations Agency To Probe Jamaican Activist's Murder | Opposition Lawmaker Takes Leave Of Absence From Post | Entrepreneurs In Jamaica To Receive Millions In Funding | Forbes' Attorney Refuses To Discuss Missing Document | Jamaican Government To Eliminate 3,000 Public Sector Jobs | Jamaican Charged With Marriage Fraud In Kansas | Jamaica Joins Myrie Suit, Barbados Objects | New Jamaican Official Keeping Busy In London | Jamaican Attorneys Investigate Killings By Guyanese Police | Carter, Frater Finish Second, Third In Stockholm | Anti-doping Structures Defended By Jamaica | Blake Hopes To Play In Twenty20 | Praise From WICB For Jamaica's Regional Women's T20 Win
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 17th, 2012
Women's 4x100 Meter Team Sets National Record | Energy Investor Plans To Exploit Jamaica's Garbage | Jamaica's Sprinters Can Expect More Drug Tests, Says Anti-doping Head | Jamaica Ranked High In Athletics, But Low In Economy, Social Crisis | Customers Of JPS To See Rates Drop 10 Percent In August | Bauxite/Alumina Partners Say Lng Not Enough | Jamaica Criticized For Prisoner Rights Failures | Just 16 Percent Of Jamaica Math Teachers Are Competent To Teach | UK Says Jamaican, Nigerian Prisoners Will Never Be Sent Home | Jamaicans In New Jersey Celebrate Olympic Performances | Birmingham Enjoys "Bolt Effect" | Two Jamaicans First Non-british To Win Diana Award | Bolt Wins Three Gold Medals In Three Events | U.S. Coach Inspired Jamaica's Sprint Success | Only A Few Jamaican Olympians Headed Back Home | Jamaican Authorities Dismiss Ioc Claim Against Athletes
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 10th, 2012
JPS Sheds Light On Rebate Necessity | Samsung's Selection For Lng Infrastructure Of Concern | Jamaica Drenched By Rain But Unbowed As Bolt Wins At Olympics | Jamaicans Wear National Colors To Celebrate Independence | Bolt Interrupts Interview To Honor U.s. National Anthem | Jamaicans Contributed Much To Cayman Islands, Says Premier | Seafood Festival In Ocho Rios Rescheduled | St. Catherine School To Receive Modern Sanitary Facilities | UK Diaspora Ready To Explode With Joy At Olympic Wins | UK's Little Jamaica Celebrates Countrymen | Diaspora Targeted By Jampro With Jamaica House Forum | UK Cabinent Member Praises Jamaica For Democracy | Fraser-pryce Wins Women's 100 In London | Bolt Wins Men's 100 | Fraser-pryce, Parchment Take Olympic Medals | Jamaicans Sweep 200 Meters In London
Usain Bolt Wins Consecutive Gold in Olympics 200M
Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran 19.32 to win the Olympic 200m title. He became the 1st person in the history of the Olympics to win consecutive gold in 100M and 200M. His training partner Yohan Blake was second in 19.44 and fellow teammate Warren Weir was third in 19.84.
Updates & Images of Usain Bolt's Historic 100m Olympic Win
See Images of Usain Bolt Historic 100m Olympic Win. Keep updated on the Team Jamaican at the Olympic games in London. See the schedule for each day and results for each event. Join the online discussions about the Olympics.
Sweet, Sweet Jamaica 50th Independence Celebration Independence is to black, green and gold as Jamaicans living abroad are to holding on dearly to their culture. If no other group of people is known all over the world for their global influence on music, food, fashion, and sports, it is Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora. As I reflect upon Jamaica’s Independence celebration in 1962, I am reminded of the high-spiritedness that accompanied it. Streets were filled with police and soldiers, marching bands and hoards of people on the sidewalk waving them along with their free black green and gold flags on a day that did not allow for rain, only for the hot, tropical sunshine.
Online Innovation Festival Day 1 - Videos and biographies of three innovative Jamaican organizations
Please join the Institute of Caribbean Studies and Jamaicans.com in celebrating Jamaica's 50th Anniversary by giving recognition to the struggles and achievements of Jamaica's visionaries. The Online Innovation Festival will run from August 6th to August 10th on the ImagineJamaica50 blog. Each day, videos and biographies of three innovative organizations will be posted. Representatives can be seen discussing their current projects and past achievements in their respective fields.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending August 3rd, 2012
Prime Minister Tells Jamaica's Olympic Athletes To Focus | Jamaicans Ready To Celebrate Olympics | Golding To Have Additional Back Surgery In Florida | JCF Says Independence Celebrations Will Be Secure | Jamaican Pins Scarce At London Olympics | New Jamaican Ambassador Appointed To Venezuela | Powell Frustrated By Drug Testing At Olympic Games | Sagicor Revives Jamaican History | Independence Celebration Postponed Due To Safety Concerns | Welfare Program For Jamaican Workers Overseas Reinstated | Jamaican Souvenirs In High Demand At UK Market | Jamaica 50th Diaspora Honorees Announced | Bolt Helps Jamaican Equestrian | Jamaica's Top Four Sprinters Join In 4x100 Meters | Atkinson In 100-meter Breaststroke Finals | Bolt, Blake Ready To Dominate Olympic Sprint Competition
Olympic Results & Updates for Team Jamaican.
Keep updated on the Team Jamaican at the Olympic games in London. See the schedule for each day and results for each event. Join the online discussions about the Olympics as everyone debates will Bolt beat the Beast. The schedule answers the question "When does Bolt run".
A Jamaican Day in 2062: Day 3 - The third article in our Online Innovation Festival countdown to Jamaica 50
Day 3 of Emancipendence! Three Days to go before the Big 100! And the Three Day Jamaica IronMan kicks off. The contestants have to dive Port Royal Sunken City; swim Kingston Harbor; climb Blue Mountain Peak; Bike to Montego Bay; then run the South Coast back to Kingston – without using any technology invented since 2012 — No power bikes! No jet packs! No MegaPower Energy Boosters!
A Jamaican Day in 2062: Day 2 - The second article in our Online Innovation Festival countdown to Jamaica 50
The Second Day of Emancipendence! It is amazing that so many Jamaicans have come home. Every Cruise Ship Pier is full. There are two superships with 50,000 each from UK and Canada. The Jamericans take the airtaxi from Miami every morning. Today there will be fireworks at the National Heroes Park and Parliament Complex which truly needs a sprucing up
A Jamaican Day in 2062 - The first article in our Online Innovation Festival countdown to Jamaica 50
Today is Emancipation Day in this our Jamaica Centenary Jubilee. Jamaica 100 Celebrations has both Jamaica the Rock, and Jamaica Second Life in a frenzy. Over 10 million people are slated to be participating in a massive homecoming events online for Jamaicans around the world, as well as the 500 on the Moon and Mars Mining Colonies.
Blake’s Road To London Via Adidas Grand Prix
Although I booked a ticket for London at the end of April, it was not until the Adidas Grand Prix held at Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island, June 9, 2012, that my “official” road to London began. Watching Olympics 2012 in the US was a definite and resounding, “NO WAY!” A refrain I’ve been muttering to myself for the past four years. I hoped for months that it would be London, maybe Jamaica and possibly Canada.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 27th, 2012
South African President Visits Jamaica | 15,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Burned By Jamaican Police | New Magazine Introduced In Ocho Rios | Ellington Reports Significant Drop In Serious Crime Rate | Food Prices To Rise In Jamaica | Jamaican Becoming Global Technology Hub | Jamaican Media May Receive Access To Olympic Camp | Bolt To Carry Jamaican Flag In Opening Olympic Ceremony | Jamaican Youth Perform Well At International Chess Meet | Jamaican Activists Attend Global Aids Conference | Jamaican Diaspora Should Be Able To Vote | JBDC To Showcase Jamaican Products In UK | Jamaican Minister Urges Athletes To Protect Intellectual Rights | Jamaican Competes In Olympic Equestrian Events | Bolt Training In Seclusion In UK | Bolt Cleared By Doctor To Defend Titles
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 20th, 2012
Les Green Blames Gay People For Violence | Jamaican Journalist Targeted By International Gay Activists | Simpson Miller Says Jamaica Is More Than A Brand | Jamaica's Opposition To Resist "Yes Man" As Contractor General | Three Jamaican Soldiers Charged In Murder Of Accountant | Jamaica Sends Delegation To OAS For Discussion Of Labor, Social Aid | Jamaican Officials Arrested For Lottery Scam Involvement | Arrested PNP Members Will Get No Special Treatment, Says Bunting | Jamaican Association Of Bermuda Marks Independence | 45th Annual Caribbean Carnival Begins In Toronto | Deaths Related To Aids Decrease In Caribbean | Jamaican Deejay Pleads Guilty To U.S. Charges | Dacres Wins Jamaica's First Discus Gold Medal At Junior Championships | Russell Wins Women's World Junior Hurdles | Blake Wins 100 Meters In Lucerne | Olympic Security Tight For Jamaicans
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 13th, 2012
Green Encourages Government To Provide More Support To Police | Workers Upset As Employer Use Biometric Time-clock System | Caribbean Maroons Look To Tourism To Save Their Culture | JLP Wants Government To Justify Hirings | Trench Town High School Has Trouble Filling Spaces | AAJ To Give Island Airports More Culture | Tech School Abolishes Shift System | No Decision Has Been Made On Closing Jamaican Bauxite Plant | Jamaican Prime Minister Guest Of Honor At New York Gala | Jamaican Dub Poet Receives British Honor | Grant-bryan On Mission To Participate In Jamaican Development | Jamaican Women Celebrate Annual Event In D.C. | Williams-mills Finishes Second In Women's 400 | Jamaican Bobsledder Ready To Compete | Gayle, Samuels Power Windies To Win Over New Zealand | Bolt Contends With Fitness Issues
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending July 6th, 2012
All Jamaicans Called Upon To Battle Vector-Borne Disease | Health Tourism To Benefit All Jamaicans, Says Hylton | Bureacracy Should Be Minimal, Says Ffolkes-Abrahams | Jamaican Government Moves Toward Renewable Energy Market | Police Hold Three Suspects In Killings Of Security Guards | Youth Minister Gets Failing Grade From Youth Group Leaders | Courier Customers Could Be Impacted By U.S. Banking Law | Three Groups Want Pardon For Marcus Garvey | Referees From Jamaican Complete Four-day Course | Hanna Looking For 50 Young Jamaican Leaders | Consulate General To Host Service In Honor Of 50th Anniversary | Chefs To Showcase Jerk Cuisine In New York| Blake Defeats Bolt, Both Advance In 200 Meters In Trials | Bolt Blames Blocks For Defeat In 100 Meters | Blake Outruns Bolt In The 200 Meters | Bolt Withdraws From Monaco Diamond League Competition
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 29th, 2012
Jamaica, U.S. Try To Recover Assets From Money Laundering Scheme | Development Bank Continues Attempts To Sell Orange Farmlands | Education Minister Calls For Ouster Of Non-performing Teachers | Building Society Offers New Scholarships In Honor Of Independence | Jamaicans Should Reconsider Community Parenting Concept | Funding From European Union Not Impacted By Gay Rights Stance | Local Agriculture To Benefit From Tax Package | Police Ask Jamaicans To Expose Lotto Scammers | Canadian Minister Of Citizenship Marks Jamaican Diaspora Day | Jamaicans Overseas Criticize Diaspora Movement | Not Guilty Plea From Jamaican Deejay In Minnesota | Alumnus Meets With President Of Florida University | Three Jamaicans Make West Indies "A" Squad | Smaller Team For CAC, Says JAAA | Jamaicans To See Strong Competition From Gatlin, In London | Olympic Trials Feature Sprint Competition
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 22nd, 2012
McNeill Suggests Coudray-Greaves Known By Attackers | PNP Reports Getting $1 Million From Swindler Smith | Justice Minister Calls For Business Sector To Be Pro-Investment | Agriculture Ministry Wants To Expand Production Of Ginger, Turmeric | IMF Directors Disagree On Jamaican Austerity | Police Station In Falmouth To Open In September 2012 | Grade Six Achievement Test Results Announced | Simpson Miller Pays Visit To New Embassy In Brasilia | Legal Action Taken By Jamaicans Against Former Employer | New U.S. Immigration Policy To Benefit Many Jamaicans | Jamaican Ambassador To U.S. Favors CCJ | Simpson Miller Cites Importance Of Diaspora | Blake Wins 100-meter Race In Edmonton | Senior Netball Team Victorious Over South Africa | Fifth Place For Jamaica At Centrobasket Championships | Mou Signed By JCA And G.C. Foster
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 15th, 2012
Higher Taxes For Jamaica's Tourism Sector | Jamaican Drug Lord Receives 23-year Sentence | Bar Association Wants Review Of Proposed Law Amendments | "Dudus" Coke Sentence Leaves Jamaicans Stunned | In Budget Debate, Simpson Miller Emphasizes Devotion To The Poor | Police Officer In Jamaica Charged With Beheading Potential Witness | Phillips Downplays Impact Of Imf Situation | Education Ministry To Change National Curriculum | Five Jamaican Students Receive Medical Scholarships To Cuba | Jamaican Ambassador To Japan Celebrates Jamaica 50 | Jamaican Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Commission In Maryland | Jamaica To Offer "National" Experience In London 2012 Olympics | Blake Plans To Be Like Bolt | Blake, Fraser-pryce Win 100-meter Titles In New York | Usain Bolt Involved In Car Crash, Unhurt | Police Say Bolt "Sketchy" About Accident
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 8th, 2012
Jamaican Places Fourth In Scripps Spelling Bee | Jamaica Faces Austerity And Economic Growth | Allen Says Jamaica Will Always Have High Regard For British Queen | Every Jamaican Owes $600,000 Due To Nation's Public Debt | Prime Minister Says Government Committed To Security | Prime Minister Launches Program To Help The Poor | Samuda Wants Lng From Trinidad And Tobago | Anniversary Celebrations Remember Miss Lou | Former Jamaican Policeman Deported From Seattle | Jamaicans Among Those Honored At Diamond Jubilee | Program In Niagra Supports Jamaican Workers | Jamaican Track & Field Wear Showcased By Usain Bolt, Cedella Marley | Blackwood Happy To Be Accepted To Hpc Program | Taylor Of Houston Dynamos To Play For Jamaica In World Cup Qualifier | Bolt Works Hard For Oslo Victory | Jaaa Men's Final Competition Strong
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 1st, 2012
Government To Address Criticism Of Tax On Printed Material | Police Kept Busy By Jamaican Blackmailers | Police In St.ann Seek To Reassure Residents Concerned About Crime | Senior Police Officer's Death To Be Investigated | Heritage Status Sought For Sunken Port Royal | Divorces In Jamaica Increasing | Jamaican Reaches Finals For Scripps Spelling Bee | Samuda Says Jamaica Should Leave Caricom | RMP Group To Join Diaspora Panel In Jamaica | Two Jamaicans Receive Canadian Medals Of Bravery | Entrepreneurship To Be Encouraged In Uk's Jamaican Diaspora | Ann Scott Named High Commissioner To Nigeria | Bolt Wins 100 Meters At Golden Spike | Jamaican Martial Arts Team Dominate Taekwondo International | Donovan Ricketts To Help Reggae Boyz | Bolt Wins Men's 100 Meters At Diamond League
Jamaican Recipes iPhone & iPad App
We are pleased to RE-introduce our application in the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The application, "Jamaican Recipes" allows users to browse Jamaicans.com's database of over 110 recipes with step by step cooking instructions and view of glossary of Jamaican foods.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 25th, 2012
JPS "Arrogant" According To Paulwell | U.S. Justice Breyer Victimized By Burlary A Second Time | Human Rights Group In Jamaica Glad Of Police Apology To Digicel | Jamaica Awarded First Safety Award | Criminals In Jamaica Buy Costly Boat Passage To U.S. | Amnesty International Laments Human Rights Violations In Jamaica | Tax Measures Announced By Government | "Dudus" To Be Sentenced On June 8, 2012 | Fellow Jamaican Testifies Against "Dudus" | Jamaican Criminals Smuggled From Bahamas | Jamaican Diaspora Convention Sparks Book Gift | Jamaican Wins Gold Medal At UK's Chelsea Flower Show | Winter Olympic Hockey Team Hopes For Jamaica Enhanced | Jamaican Women Golfers Compete In Caribbean Classic | Jamaicans Impressive In Shanghai Diamond League Meet | Bolt Set To Improve Season's Best Time
New Blog: Love 2 Travel Write Film
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Love 2 Travel Write Film". Award winning filmmaker, Diana O’Gilvie’s work is driven by her global curiosity and distinctive approach to authentic story-telling. Armed with a Master’s Degree in film from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Art’s degree in English from York College, Diana has coupled this academic knowledge with independent film experience on the international stage. Her award winning documentary”Chasing Daddy” (Best New Cinema 2011, Worldwide RF Festival) and “Does Hair Matter?” have been screened in New York, London, Jamaica garnering much praise. As a writer her work has appeared in USA Today, Matador Network, Suite 101, Orlando Examiner, and Dream Wedding Magazine. Diana is an avid photographer and global traveler.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 18th, 2012
Biodiversity In Jamaica Threatened | More Focus On Health, Says Simpson Miller | Prominent Crime Fighter To Leave Police Force In 2013 | Turks And Caicos Court Names Pnp And Jlp As Beneficiaries Of Smith | Jamaican Government To Increase Capacity To Reduce Drug Trafficking | Jamaican Musicians Create New Theme Song For Reggae Boyz | Eight Individuals Arrested For Lottery Scam In Jamaica | Fertilizer Distributed To Coffee Farmers To Increase Crop Yields | New York Filmmaker Focuses On Jamaican Homophobia | Ten Jamaican Men Who Left The Bahamas For Miami Now Missing | Assamba Focuses On Diaspora Goals And Aspirations | Anti-Gay Jamaicans In UK Stopped From Fostering 16th Child | Powell Loses To American Justin Gatlin | Lance Laing Joins Jamaican Team | Bolt Focuses On Olympics, Ends Relationship With Lubica | Windies To Face Difficult Opponent - For details see - http://bit.ly/eN5QYC
New Blog: Kate and Kayla …
We are pleased to announce a new Jamaicans.com blog "Kate and Kayla ". The blog is about two Canadian girls who quit their jobs, sold everything and moved to Jamaica in pursuit of sunshine, adventure and happiness!
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 11th, 2012
Riverton Residents Want Redress From Fire Effects | Education Leaders Commit To Improving The System | Debt Interest Payments Were Highest In Jamaica In 2011 | Digicel Office Raided | Claim States That Jamaican Political Parties Funded By Fraudster | Jamaican Economy Crippled By IMF Policies | Losses Continue For Air Jamaica | Government Defends Its Raid On Digicel | Lamont Named New Jamaican Consul General To New York | Jamaica 50 Celebrated With Jaac Brunch | Jerk Festival In U.S. To Celebrate Jamaica's Independence, Grace Foods | Competition Introduced For Diaspora Entrepreneurs | Asafa Powell Withdraws From Jamaica Invitational | Bolt Faces Charges Of Racism For Personal Relationship | Bolt Wins 100 Meter Race At Jamaica Invitational | 24 Jamaicans Participate At Cayman Invitational - For details see - http://bit.ly/eN5QYC
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 4th, 2012
Broadcaster Tied To Journalist Shooting To Reappear In Gun Court | Architects Busy With Design Of Island's Future | Island Murder Rate Drops By 30 Percent | High School Teacher Stabbed By Suspended Male Students | Supreme Court Of Jamaica Rejects Police Challenge | Trinidad And Tobago, Jamaica Attempt To Resolve Trade Imbalance | Jamaica's Foreign Ministers Recalled | UNICEF And Jamaica's Government Partner In Plan For Children | Jovan Young, Londoner, Hopes To Represent Jamaica At Olympics | Support From Diaspora To Athletes At Penn Relays Strong | "Jamericans" Come Out To See Simpson Miller In Brooklyn | Jamaican National Designs "Emotional" | Morgan Continues Winning Discus Performance | Jamaican Flag To Fly At Penn Relays | Gibson Stays Away From Gayle In Regard To Wicb Clash | Restructuring On Tap For Local - For details see - http://bit.ly/eN5QYC
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending April 27th, 2012 Documentary About Marley Attracts Fans | Bartley Calls For More Attention To Sports And Culture | Murdered Jamaican Girl Trying To Help Family | Foreign Visitors Travelling To Jamaica For Health Care | Attorney Hopes Myrie Case Will Result In Changes | Vaccine Coverage Improving In Jamaica | Powell Fired As Leader Of Rada | Jamaicans Who Travel To U.s. To See Income Disclosed |Hate-mail" Trial To Begin | Cricket Match To Mark Jamaica's 50th Anniversary | Jamaican-born Poet To Write Piece For Cultural Olympiad | Reckord Honored In Chile| Jamaican International Invitational Give Preview Of London 2012 | Kerron Stewart Wins | Jamaican Athletes In Penn Relays Honored In NYC | Women Win Over Sri Lanka - For details see - http://www.jamaicans.com/news/weeknews
Jamaica Photo Essay - Vendors
We added the "The Vendors" photo essay showing vendors in Jamaica selling their "wares" on the road. The photos were taken in 2011 by Alyson Robinson. Check it out today!!
Jamaica Photo Essay - Men at work
We added the "National Works Agency workmen" photo essay showing Jamaican men building a road. The photos were taken in 2011 by Alyson Robinson. Check it out today!!
Good Jamaican: Agriculture in St. Elizabeth
I had intended this article to be about the future of Agriculture in Jamaica. You see, last week Wednesday my brother and his family and me and mine made a 2 vehicle trek to Malvern, St. Elizabeth to visit my friend and colleague Kingsley. Kingsley has been a farmer for decades and in recent times, Kingsley has added to his agricultural endeavours in a really high-tech way. You see, Kingsley now cultivates crops in what we (ahem!) agriculturists refer to as a "controlled environment".
The Year 2011 in Jamaican Arts& Entertainment - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
Buju Banton, a popular reggae musician convicted on drug-related charges, continued to fight this conviction, filing an appeal in the United States. He was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm to further a drug-trafficking offense, and use of a telephone to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense.
Awards, Honors and Recognition in 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
Jamaica's Cabinet approved the acquisition of the birthplace of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the first national hero of the country. The property in St. Ann's Bay is scheduled for rehabilitation, said Laleta Davis Mattis, executive director of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.The 124th anniversary of Garvey's birth was celebrated at the site on August 17, 2011.
Diaspora Activities 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
A number of Caribbean and Jamaican films were introduced at the Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Festival in Canada, showcasing the area's considerable talent over ten days in September. The Jamaican film "Better Mus' Come" written and directed by Storm Saulter led off the prestigious Bahamas International Film Festival. Saulter's first feature film, it was the only Jamaican film at the festival and was called a "new benchmark" for the country's filmmaking. It focuses on the late 1970s in Jamaica and the "political tribalism" of the time.
Business and Finance in 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
At the beginning of 2011, Jamaican businesses had an optimistic view of the nation's economic growth, but consumers were more pessimistic about the state of the economy. In the business sector, optimism rose to its highest level since the third quarter of 2007, when the current government took office. During the last quarter of 2010, however, Jamaican consumers were more pessimistic than they were in the third quarter of the year. However, less than one in 20 citizens blamed the government for the poor state of the economy. In contrast, many business leaders felt the government was the reason for the economic downturn.
Education Issues 2011 - Jamaica Year in Review 2011
Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, supports providing subsidies for vocational and tertiary education to areas with the greatest need. Government-subsidized education and training programs should be focused on the challenges facing the nation as a whole, rather than being perceived as a means for taxpayers to fund all areas of study, said Tufton.