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Jamaica Jamaica! Exhibition about Jamaican music opens at the National Gallery
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Jamaica Jamaica! Exhibition about Jamaican music opens at the National Gallery

Jamaica, Jamaica! brings together rare memorabilia, photographs, visual art, audio recordings and footage unearthed from Jamaica's best museums and most elusive collectors and studios, while collaborating with legendary local visual artists to convey the essence of a true Jamaican music experience. Teeming with creativity and innovation, Jamaica has produced some of the major musical currents in today's popular music landscape; yet, its rich history and diversity are often overshadowed by its most famous icon, reggae superstar Bob Marley. This exhibition aims at showcasing a broader vision that has allowed the world to know the island's music, by digging deep into its past and present in search for the roots of "rebel music", beyond the cliché and the postcard. The most ambitious...
10A Filmshow Reggae Month 2020 Showcase
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10A Filmshow Reggae Month 2020 Showcase

Every Wednesday during reggae month a different film will be shown at 10A West Kingshouse Road. Contribution - $1000 ($500 for students with ID) February 5th - The Harder They Come February 12th - Rockers February 19th - Dancehall Queen February 26th - The Journey of the Lion  
Reggae Films in the Park 2020
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Reggae Films in the Park 2020

To celebrate reggae month, every Friday in February 2020 patrons are invited to go to Emancipation Park in New Kingston to enjoy films with a reggae soundtrack or based in Jamaica. Babylon - Brinsley Forde Raw and smouldering, it follows a young reggae DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British group Aswad) in Thatcher-era Brixton as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbours, police, and the National Front. Heart-Shaped Box Blind dates can be scary, especially if they don't work out and one person is over it while the other just can't let go. What happens when rejection turns into a nightmare?
Jamaican Women continue success at 2019 World Athletic Championships
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Jamaican Women continue success at 2019 World Athletic Championships

The prevailing word on the street, on social media and from pundits was that Jamaica was expected to struggle at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha. Afterall Jamaica was "in transition" and "lacked strength". All of that turned out to be rubbish as the Jamaica team once shone brightly on the world stage. Sadly, athletics is still a male-focused sport and it was good to once again see Jamaica's women continue to carry the Jamaica flag high at the World Champs as they have had constantly done. Gone are the Bolts, the Powells and the Blakes but still the Jamaican women carry the torch lead by the indomitable Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce. If we tally Jamaica's medal haul at all the World Champs, the women, by far outshine the men in quantity and quality. If we go father and look at...
Caribbean Fashion Week 2019
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Caribbean Fashion Week 2019

Caribbean Fashion Week 2019 will run from Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2019. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 13, 2019: Pulse’s 40th Anniversary Launch @ The Chairman’s Suite, Pulse Rooms, 38a Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10 Friday, June 14, 2019: Caribbean Fashionweek Welcome Reception @ Nigeria House, 2 Millsborough Close, Kingston 6 Saturday, June 15, 2019: Caribbean Fashionweek Night 1, The Collections from Africa and the Caribbean @ Pulse Suites @ Villa Ronai, Old Stony Hill Road Sunday, June 16, 2019: Caribbean Fashionweek Night 2, The Collections from Africa and the Caribbean @ Pulse Suites @ Villa Ronai, Old Stony Hill Road CFW primarily will be a by invite series of events, with very limited tickets available for sale. The event categories i...
Jamaica joins Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
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Jamaica joins Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

Finance Ministers know most clearly the economic consequences of climate change: both the risks posed by its mounting impacts to their economies, as well as, increasingly, the opportunities of climate action which could unlock $26 trillion globally in investments and create 65 million more jobs through 2030. They can also play a leading role in tackling climate change, incentivizing climate-informed public expenditure, and utilizing climate fiscal tools such as carbon taxes and emissions trading systems to cut emissions and prioritize low-carbon growth. At the 2018 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, governments from nearly 40 countries convened to boost their collective engagement on climate. The group recognized the challenges posed by climate ...
Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2019 – all you need to know
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Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2019 – all you need to know

Kingston will host the 2019 staging of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, under the theme: Jamaica and the Diaspora: Building Pathways for Sustainable Development, at the Jamaica Conference Centre from June 16–20. The Conference, convened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, has been positioned as the global forum that connects Jamaicans from all over the world for discussions and concrete actions in vital areas of national importance. This biennial staging will target expanding and building pathways for the Diaspora and Jamaica working together to prepare effectively for the Future within the context of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 which incorporate the core goals of the Vision 2030 National Development Plan. The focal a...
Jamaica`s Group Stage match times at the FIFA Women’s World Cup
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Jamaica`s Group Stage match times at the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz are the first team from the Caribbean to reach the showpiece event of women’s football. Jamaica`s Group Stage match times Sunday, June 9th - Jamaica vs Brazil - 8 AM Jamaica time Friday, June 14 - Jamaica vs Italy - 11 AM Jamaica Time Tuesday, June 18th - Jamaica vs Australia - 2 PM Jamaica Time
NHT Contributions Refund Info 2018
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NHT Contributions Refund Info 2018

The National Housing Trust (NHT) is now accepting applications refunds for the year 2010 in 2018. Refunds can be acquired via the following options. Through an account held in your name, in any Jamaican commercial bank Through the NCB Prepaid Keycard JMMB Money Transfer* JN Money Transfer Services (JNMTS) * Victoria Mutual Money Transfer Services (VMMTS) * *Please note that contributors opting to receive refunds via JMMB Money Transfer, JN Money Transfer and Victoria Mutual Money Transfer Services will be required to pay a transaction fee to the agency when collecting their funds if payment is in excess of $500.00, as follows: JMMB Money Transfer - J$ 165.00 JN Money Transfer Services - J$ 300.00 VM Money Transfer Services - J$160.00 The application proc...
10 Interesting Facts about Kingston
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10 Interesting Facts about Kingston

We are celebrating the 145th Anniversary since Kingston became the Capital on Jamaica. Kingston was founded on July 22, 1692, as a refuge for survivors of the June 7th earthquake which destroyed two-thirds of Port Royal. Prior to the earthquake, Port Royal was the headquarters of the English buccaneers and was known as the “wickedest” city in the world because of the riotous life of the town’s inhabitants including the likes of privateer, Sir Henry Morgan. Kingston is the smallest parish yet the most populated city on the island. The geographical border for the parish of Kingston encompasses the following communities, Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, downtown Kingston, National Heroes Park, Kingston Gardens, Rae Town, Bournemouth Gardens, Norman Gardens, Springfield, Rennock Lodge,...