Thursday, January 21

Jamaica News

All, Jamaica News

Bob Marley 60th Anniversary Coin Issued

The Bank Of Jamaica is honouring late reggae superstar BOB MARLEY by issuing commemorative gold and silver coins. The 1,000 coins, which feature the singer's dread-locked likeness, are being produced by the British Royal Mint and are being sold for $100 (GBP56) each. Bank spokeswoman JACQUELINE MORGAN says, "We've received quite a bit of interest already." (more…)
All, Jamaica News

Jamaica bids farewell to Miss Lou

Internationally renowned cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, simply known as `Miss Lou,' was buried on August 9th at the National Heroes Circle in Kingston, after a state funeral attended by government officials, family members and thousands of Jamaicans eager to pay their last respects at the Coke Methodist Church in Kingston. (more…)
All, Jamaica News

Brooklyn Street Named after Bob Marley

Caribbean people were in celebratory mood on July 5th 2006 when a sign for Bob Marley Boulevard was unveiled at the corner of Remsen and Church Avenues in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn New York, right in the heart of a thriving caribbean community there. (more…)
All, Jamaica News

Chilean President Visits Jamaica

President of Chile Dr. Michelle Bachelet was in Jamaica for a short official working visit on June 9th 2006. Dr. Bachelet and various ministers of her own parliament met and many issues with representatives of the Jamaican government, and the leader of the opposition. (more…)
All, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Docks in Montego Bay

On June 8th 2006 the Montego Bay Cruise Shipping Pier welcomed the world's biggest cruise ship and close to 4000 passengers as the Freedom of the Sea makes it's first stop in Jamaica on it's maiden voyage with it's last stop being the Cayman Islands and it's next stop being Haiti before returning home to Miami. (more…)
All, Jamaica News

Malaysian Prime Minister Visits Jamaica

Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi visited Jamaica for two days (May 2-3, 2006). Mr Badawi and various ministers of his own parliament met and discussed many issues with representatives of the Jamaican government, he also met with the Governor-General Prof Kenneth Hall and Opposition Leader Bruce Golding before making a tour of Highway 2000. (more…)
All, Jamaica News

ISSA Jamaica Boys’ & Girls’ Champs 2006

The just concluded Issa/Vmbs boys' and girls' athletic championships has been one of the most exciting championships in years. The event was incident free and the security personnel employed was a practice for the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2007 to be staged at Sabina Park. (more…)