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Jamaica Beat Guatemala 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying Match
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Jamaica Beat Guatemala 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying Match

Demar Phillips and Ryan Johnson scored either side of halftime as Jamaica opened its World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Guatemala on Friday. Phillips opened the scoring for Jamaica in the 40th minute before Johnson extended the lead in the first minute after halftime. Guatemala substitute Dwight Pezzarossi scored in stoppage time for the visitors at National Stadium. Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said he was thankful to take away maximum points from the match: "We got three points from this and that is the most important thing.'' Jamaica will next travel to Antigua and Barbuda, which lost 3-1 to the United States earlier Friday.
NEPA Embarks on Sustained Programme to Protect Biodiversity
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NEPA Embarks on Sustained Programme to Protect Biodiversity

As part of efforts to protect and preserve the country's coastal and marine biodiversity, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has embarked on a sustained programme to better manage these resources. This was stated by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, in a message read by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Genefa Hibbert, at NEPA’s Open Day function, held at its Head Office, in Kingston, Tuesday May 22. The Minister said this new approach includes: routine monitoring of coral reefs; revision of existing coastal policies; and actions and plans, as well as specific interventions to reverse the effects of climate change at risk-prone communities across the island. “Through these programmes, it is anticipated that over the long-...
National Heroes Park to be cleaned on Labour Day
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National Heroes Park to be cleaned on Labour Day

Cleaning and beautifying Jamaica’s heritage centrepiece, the National Heroes Park, in Kingston, is this year’s designated national project for Labour Day, to be observed on May 23. This will be complemented by various parish projects, which will also be earmarked for general cleaning up and beautification on that day, under the theme for Labour Day and Workers’ Week (May 20 to 26): ‘Step Forward…Make Jamaica Beautiful’. Speaking on May 7, at the launch of the activities, at Jamaica House, Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the week kicks off on Sunday, May 20, with the National Church Service at the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, St. James. On Monday, May 21, there will be a Workers’ Week/Labour Day Information Hub, organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Sec...
Ackee and Saltfish ranked as one of World’s Top 10 National Dishes
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Ackee and Saltfish ranked as one of World’s Top 10 National Dishes

World renowned Devon House Ice Cream made National Geographic's list of Top 10 Places to Eat Ice cream worldwide and now it's Ackee and Saltfish's turn to get in on the top 10 list action as it comes in at number two on the top 10 list of National Dishes worldwide. Despite ackee’s unhappy origins as slave food, Jamaicans have reclaimed it as part of their national dish. A nutritious fruit with a buttery-nutty flavor, ackee resembles scrambled egg when boiled. Jamaicans sauté the boiled ackee with saltfish (salt-cured cod), onions, and tomatoes. Sometimes the dish is served atop bammy (deep-fried cassava cakes) with fried plantains. Read Full Top 10 list
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Blue Lagoon a National Monument

Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, has signed a Preservation Notice regarding the Blue Lagoon in Portland. Miss Grange made a submission to Cabinet and received approval. The Notice, which was signed by the (more…)
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National Stadium track gets top rating

Just in time for tomorrow’s JN/Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium, the IAAF Class One Certification for the two-month-old Regupol track was yesterday handed over to Independence Park Limited (more…)
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National Gallery starts new Blog

The National Gallery of Jamaica recently created a blog to act as an official extension of their website. In their first post on on their new blog it is stated that the blog will " serve as a vehicle for gallery news and information on Jamaican art and (more…)
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Featured Photo – Holywell National Park

Holywell National Park is a recreational area located 400th sq ft above sea level in the hills of St. Andrew. It is a part of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park conservation spread out over 78,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of tropical rain-forest in the north-east of Jamaica. It is one of Jamaica's primary eco-tourism attractions and is a sanctuary for several species of birds like the woodpecker as well as many plants such as firms and trees not seen anywhere else on the island.