Rita Marley - Jamaican Hall of Fame
Rita Marley, the widow of deceased Reggae Artist Robert Nesta Marley was born Alpharita Constantia Anderson in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on July 25, 1946. She was raised in Kingston, Jamaica by her aunt who lived on Greenwich Park Road. While living with her aunt she studied Practical Nursing, however, her career as a Nurse was soon delayed due to the fact that she wanted to start a family. She is also known as "The Queen of Reggae" and is an accomplished Singer in her own right. A member of the group the "I Threes", former back-up singer for Bob Marley Peter Tosh and "The Wailers".
A Parade of Stars of Jamaican Descent
Jamaicans are known for their adventurous spirits and following their dreams wherever it takes them, therefore, it is no surprise to discover that there are celebrities who possess the best of both worlds with their foreign birth and Jamaican ancestry. Here is a list of your favorite celebs who have proudly come from parents or grandparents who were born and raised in humble Jamaica.
Who is Usain Bolt - A Profile
Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D., is a Jamaican sprinter and a five-time World and four-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4×100 metres relay.
Miss Lou's May 2003 "Town Hall" Chat on Jamaicans.com
The first week of September is celebrated by many Jamaicans as Miss Lou week as her birthday is September 7, 1919.
In May 2003, Miss Lou visited Jamaicans.com for a chat in our forums with visitors to the the site. The following is an excerpt of that lively and most memorable visit.
"Marcia's Yard" - A tribute discussion forum
This month we pay tribute to Marcia Davidson with an online forum dedicated to her. For the month of July please post your memories, tributes and other comments in "Marcia's Yard" in our forums.
Owen "Blakka" Ellis Bio
The Bio of Popular Jamaican personailty Owen "Blakka" Ellis.
Popular U.S. based Jamaican personailty.