Jamaican Kaliese Spencer-Carter to Receive Olympic Medal After Russian Runner Stripped of 2012 Gold

Jamaican Kaliese Spencer-Carter to Receive Olympic Medal After Russian Runner Stripped of 2012 Gold

By Staff Writer, Jamaicans A decade after receiving the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles event at the 2012 London Olympics, the winner, Natalya Antyukh of Russia has been disqualified and stripped of the medal for doping. This means that the 2012 silver medalist, Lashinda Demus of the United States, will be presented with the […]

Petition Drive to Biden Renews Calls for Garvey Pardon

Petition Drive to Biden Renews Calls for Garvey Pardon

By Vinette K. Pryce A renewed effort to mobilize support for a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero is now in effect after recently re-launching during the anniversary birthday week of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Jump-started by Pulitzer prize winning author Karen Hunter, the movement was resuscitated after the first Black president of the USA […]

15 Things We Learned from Jimmy Cliff’s Recent Interview with The Guardian

15 Things We Learned from Jimmy Cliff’s Recent Interview with The Guardian

LOULE, PORTUGAL – JUNE 26: Jimmy Cliff performs onstage at Festival Med June 25, 2008 in Loule, Portugal. (Shutterstock) By Stephanie Korney, Jamaicans On August 28, 2022, Jamaican reggae legend Jimmy Cliff shared fascinating facts about his latest album release, meeting Bob Marley, and making the iconic film, “The Harder They Come” in an interview […]

Rolling Stone Pays Tribute to Jamaican Music with 60 Songs for Each Year Since Independence

Rolling Stone Pays Tribute to Jamaican Music with 60 Songs for Each Year Since Independence

Singer Shaggy performs on the stage of the 68th Sanremo Song Festival on February 7, 2018, in Sanremo, Italy. (Shutterstock) By Staff Writer, Jamaicans Rolling Stone, the American monthly magazine that reports on music, politics, and popular culture, honored the 60th anniversary of Jamaican independence with a listing of 60 of the greatest songs – […]

Emmy Award Winning Actor Keith David, Narrates Feature Documentary About Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s Famed Black Nationalist

Emmy Award Winning Actor Keith David, Narrates Feature Documentary About Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s Famed Black Nationalist

By Anne Thornley-Brown, Jamaicans Roy T. Anderson, veteran movie and television stuntman, will premiere his award-winning documentary, African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey, at a free outdoor screening in Harlem, NY. This ground-breaking film produced by his production company, Black Star Line Films, chronicles the journey of civil rights activist Marcus Garvey. […]

Independence Day Message to the Jamaican Diaspora from Senator the Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Independence Day Message to the Jamaican Diaspora from Senator the Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

My Fellow Jamaicans across the globe, Happy Independence! I am pleased to join you in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Independence of our beloved country, Jamaica. This is a momentous time in our nation’s history, as we acknowledge and reflect on the tremendous progress made over the past sixty years. We are also able to […]

Message to the Diaspora His Excellency the Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KST.J Governor-General of Jamaica

Message to the Diaspora His Excellency the Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KST.J Governor-General of Jamaica

Jamaica 60 Theme: “Re-Igniting a Nation for Greatness” My fellow Jamaicans, This year marks a very special milestone for Jamaica and provides an ideal opportunity for us to reflect on our journey as a nation. On 6th August 1962, a new day for Jamaica was ushered in with much fanfare, anticipation and hope, buoyed by […]

Jamaica 60 Diaspora Independence Day Message from Senator the Honorable Leslie Campbell, Minister of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Jamaica 60 Diaspora Independence Day Message from Senator the Honorable Leslie Campbell, Minister of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

My fellow Jamaicans, This year we celebrate Jamaica’s Diamond Jubilee, our 60th anniversary of Independence, under the theme ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness’. This aspirational call to action charges our citizens, at home and abroad, to collectively engage more deliberately, and motivate each other more purposefully, towards the realization of our national development goals. As […]

Message to the Diaspora from the the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, PC Prime Minister of Jamaica on the Occasion of Emancipation and Independence Day

Message to the Diaspora from the the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, PC Prime Minister of Jamaica on the Occasion of Emancipation and Independence Day

My fellow Jamaicans, This year 2022 marks Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of political Independence, and 184 years since the Emancipation Declaration of 1838 affirmed full freedom for enslaved people of African descent in Jamaica. In recognition of these momentous anniversaries, Jamaicans from all walks of life have been enthusiastic in their support for the planned series […]

Emancipation and Independence Day Message from Consul General Alsion Wilson, OD

Emancipation and Independence Day Message from Consul General Alsion Wilson, OD

My fellow Jamaicans in the Diaspora and beyond, I am pleased to join you in celebrating the milestone Anniversaries commemorating our 60th Anniversary of Independence and 184th Emancipation of Jamaica-land-we-love. This year as we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee of Independence under the theme “Re-Igniting a nation of Greatness”, I want to implore you to take […]

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