Friday, September 18

Jamaica Features

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,...
Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008
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Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008

As we count down the days the 2012 Olympic Games in London it makes perfect sense to look back at Jamaica's medal winning performances over the decades. Ironically, Jamaica first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 which like this year's games was also held in London. Jamaica has amassed 55 medals in total at the Olympic games 13 gold medals, 25 silver medals and 17 bronze medals. All of those medals except David Weller's 1980 bronze medal in cycling have come in track and field - an area where Jamaica has grown to dominate regionally and international in recent years. With a seemingly unrelenting flow of fresh talent year after year the future of Jamaican athletics on the Olympic stage will continue on for many more years. We are sure Jamaica will do well at the 2012 London Olymp...
Jamaica Celebrates 50 Years of Independence
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Jamaica Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

Forty nine years ago, we respectfully lowered the Union Jack and proudly raised our own Black, Green and Gold flag as a representation of our first step into the world as a fledgling nation. With confidence and vigour we embraced Independence and embarked upon a journey that has taken us to where we are now – one year shy of our Golden Jubilee. Our sojourn has been a mixture of great achievements and disappointing setbacks; and while we recognise and celebrate the event of Independence as occurred on August 6, 1962, we acknowledge it in a real sense, as a process through which our country evolves towards the building of a nation. Emancipation and the event of Independence were highlights on that continuum. Much of that process has been an experience of struggle and triumph, and for that w...
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Police Stations to be improved

The Government’s capacity to maintain law and order in the country will be further enhanced this year, with the continued construction and improvement of police stations and other buildings. As outlined in the 2011/2012 Estimates of (more…)
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CARIFTA Games 2011 Results

The alarms were going off. Literally. Beneath overcast skies at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica, someone was setting off the fire alarm in the middle of the third and final day (25) of the 40th CARIFTA (more…)
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The Rebirth of Air Jamaica

It has been a long and winding 40-year journey and now the little piece of Jamaica that flies is back. Two strong brands, Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines, are now joined together in one airline to serve Jamaica and the Caribbean (more…)