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Signup to Become a Jamaica 50 Volunteer
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Signup to Become a Jamaica 50 Volunteer

Jamaica is celebrating 50 years of independence in 2012. A myriad of events and celebrations are taking place and the Jamaica 50 Secretariat an arm of the Ministry of Youth and Culture with a mandate to plan, organize and execute the events to celebrate Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee is seeking volunteers! Jamaica is on a Mission writing the next great moments of our history. The Secretariat needs your help! Join your community groups and help to beautify our country. Commit to taking responsibility for your action. Be your brother’s keeper and let us all rise. Get involved join the mission. Become a Volunteer. Let us know how you can help make Jamaica a better place today and beyond. To sign up to become a Jamaica 50 Volunteer visit - jam50.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Bank of Jamaica to release special 50th Anniversary Notes
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Bank of Jamaica to release special 50th Anniversary Notes

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) officially launched its special series of 50th anniversary commemorative banknotes Wednesday June 19, in celebration of the country’s Golden Jubilee. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who spoke at the event, said the notes are not only being launched to celebrate the 50th year of Jamaica’s political independence, but “we are also witnessing the launch of a new generation of banknotes. These banknotes are not just decorated pieces of paper, but are important payment instruments that also symbolise our sovereignty, our nationhood, the natural diversity of our country and our people, and our journey as an independent country." Dr. Phillips said Jamaica's currency is important because of the special role it plays in facilitating economic ...
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...
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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Herb McKenley Statue Commissioned

The government is busy finalizing arrangements for a bronze statue representing the great Jamaican Olympian Herb McKenley. The statue which is expected to be over seven and a half feet high will be erected at the National (more…)