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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...
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Fi Wi Sinting 2010 Information

Fi Wi Sinting the largest African History Month event in Jamaica will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on Sunday February 14, 2010 from 10A.M - 8 P.M. The venue, Somerset Falls in Hope Bay, Portland, world known for its lush vegetation (more…)