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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?
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 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...
Boys’ and Girls’ Champs 2013 Best Ever – 30 record fall as Calabar and Holmwood Triumph
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Boys’ and Girls’ Champs 2013 Best Ever – 30 record fall as Calabar and Holmwood Triumph

Calabar High School roared loudly on the final day to successfully defend the Mortimor Geddes trophy — symbol of schoolboys' track and field supremacy — when they strolled to an easy victory on yesterday's final day of the 103rd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. After entering the day in third place, on 110 points, behind Jamaica College (JC) on 115 and Kingston College (KC) on 113, Calabar wasted no time in asserting their dominance on the track, as they gradually pulled away from the pack, piling up points in almost every event on the final day of the five-day championships.Calabar made a mockery of predictions that Champs would be a close affair with less than 10 points separating the top two schools. Coming into yesterday's 24 finals ...
Treasures of the Ancestral Spirits Exhibition
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Treasures of the Ancestral Spirits Exhibition

One-of-a-kind exhibition to be held in Kingston, Jamaica from October 6 -11, 2012. The artificats shared in this exhibition have rarely been seen before in public, if ever. It is an opportunity to experience these special pieces from our ancient past ... "Treasures of the Ancestral Spirits" ... An exhibition of Jamaican stone artifacts. October 6-11, 2012, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, Jamaica.
Digital Jam 2.0 Job Creation Initiative Launched
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Digital Jam 2.0 Job Creation Initiative Launched

The Government, through the Ministry of Youth and Culture, has embarked on its latest job creation initiative, Digital Jam 2.0. The initiative, being undertaken in collaboration with the World Bank and other major partners, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and communication firms, Flow and LIME, comprises a programme of events, competitions and other activities, to be executed over the next six to eight weeks targeting the nation’s unemployed youth. Digital Jam 2.0, which is being financed with grant funding and other inputs totalling upwards of US$200,000, will seek to introduce the young people to trends, training, job and entrepreneurial opportunities in the virtual economy, while showcasing their talents, ideas and successes. The initiative was ...
Jamaica 50 Events in London Underway
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Jamaica 50 Events in London Underway

Activities in the United Kingdom (UK) to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence are gathering momentum, with a flurry of events to take place from May 16 to October 16. The first of three ‘Jamaica 50’ Lectures will be held at the Jamaican High Commission in London on May 16, with Executive Chairman of GraceKennedy Limited, Douglas Orane, to speak on the topic: ‘Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Jamaica at 50’. Distinguished Jamaican judge and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Justice Patrick Robinson, will deliver the second lecture on:‘Human Rights: Jamaica to the World: Jamaica at 50’ on June 18 at Brunel University. He will repeat the lecture the following day to an audience at the University of London. The lecture series con...
Calabar and Edwin Allen Victorious in Schools Athletic Championships
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Calabar and Edwin Allen Victorious in Schools Athletic Championships

Finally! Edwin Allen threw the 800-lb gorilla off their back after close misses in the last two years to finally crown themselves queens of Jamaica's high school track and field after a brilliant and almost flawless display over five days, ending with their coronation at the National Stadium last night as the 102nd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships came to a close. Meanwhile, Calabar captured their 23rd lien on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for Boys to celebrate their 100th anniversary in style. Calabar amassed 287.5 to beat Kingston College (KC) 265 and Jamaica College (JC) 220.5, with Wolmer's Boys' fourth on 140. Unlike the last two years, when they were tipped to win but came up short due to a mixture of misfortune, and some would say bad tactics, it finally came together ...