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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...
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,...
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.
Volunteers Refurbish Port Royal Primary and Infant School
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Volunteers Refurbish Port Royal Primary and Infant School

Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, and Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, headed a large group of volunteers who, on Wednesday (May 23), undertook refurbishing of the Port Royal Primary and Infant School. The school was selected by the PIOJ as its major project for Labour Day 2012. They were joined by South Korea’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Kimo Lim, along with representatives of the embassy in Jamaica, the Korea/Jamaica Association, the International Youth Fellowship (IYF), and staff of the PIOJ. The activities carried out included: painting of the auditorium and canteen area; planting of fruit trees; and re-organisation of the school’s library. Manager of the PIOJ’s Population and Health Unit,...
Bolt to run first 100m of the season in Kingston
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Bolt to run first 100m of the season in Kingston

Usain Bolt confirmed he will run his first 100m race of the 2012 season at the JN Jamaica Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting on 5 May at National Stadium in Kingston. Since the 100 and 200m World record holder and Olympic champion was announced for the meet almost a month ago, speculation was high as to which event he would run, though it was clear that he would not face Yohan Blake, the 100m World champion. Now that Bolt has confirmed his place in the 100m, he is likely to face former World record holder Asafa Powell while Blake looks set to run the men's 200m. Asked about what to expect at the Jamaica Invitational, Bolt replied: "This will be my first 100m, so I am just going out there (to try) to get everything right because it's all about execution. I am working on my start...
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Bustamante Hospital getting Cardiac Centre

When the Gift of Life Cardiac Centre opens in 2011 at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), it will be the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital, BeverleyNeedham, said a (more…)
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Logos Hope Coming to Kingston

Logos Hope is operated by Operation Mobilisation which is an Evangelical Christian organization founded by George Verwer. The OM ships visit port cities throughout the world, supplying literature, encouraging cross-cultural (more…)
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Featured Photo – Emancipation Park Fountain

Emancipation is located in the parish of St Andrew in the heart the bustling urban centre of New Kingston. The 7 acre park was created to be an oasis where persons in and around the area could retreat to be soothed by the Park's scenery, birds, flowers and the occasional function. Completed in 2002 Emancipation Park was created to be a symbol of our Freedom to Hope, to Excel and to Be.
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Featured Photo – New Kingston Skyline

New Kingston is the one of the largest business districts in the Caribbean and is located in the heart the Parish of St Andrew. New Kingston is seen as one of the premier urban centres in Jamaica. and is home to restaurants,shopping centres, banks, Embassies, parks, entertainment hotspots, government offices among other important establishments.