Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two hundred and fifty-seven Jamaicans received national honours and awards on Monday at the annual investiture and awards ceremony held on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew. Famed musician Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, better known as “Bunny Wailer”, the only living member of the legendary Wailing Wailers band, headed the long […]

Canada-born candidate in by-election to formalise his Jamaican citizenship

Canada-born candidate in by-election to formalise his Jamaican citizenship

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP),  in a  news release last week, said Dr Shane Alexis, the party’s candidate for the by-election to be held in St Mary South Eastern on Oct.30, will formalise his Jamaican citizenship immediately. The party reiterated that Alexis has been duly nominated in keeping with the provisions […]

Jamaicans debate bill to absolve national heroes of criminal liability Tweet on Twitter

Jamaicans debate bill to absolve national heroes  of criminal liability Tweet on Twitter

KINGSTON, Jamaica -A debate on a Bill to absolve certain national heroes and their supporters of criminal liability started in Parliament last week. The legislation – the National Heroes and Other Freedom Fighters (Absolution from Criminal Liability in Respect of Specified Events) Act, 2017, was piloted by Culture, Minister, Olivia  “Babsy” Grange. When passed, national […]

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaican parliamentarian Juliet Holness is looking to overseas-based fellow nationals to help in creating a “first world Jamaica’’. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is possible,’’ Holness, MP for St Andrew East Rural, said last Saturday while delivering the keynote address at a ” grand charity  gala” in Toronto. “Join us in building a […]

Juliet Holness to deliver keynote address at A-Supreme gala

Juliet Holness to deliver keynote address at A-Supreme gala

Jamaican Member of Parliament Juliet Holness (St. Andrew East Rural) and  wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will deliver the keynote address at the A-Supreme Foundation’s ” New Era of Care”  gala at the International Plaza hotel in Toronto on Saturday. The gala is designed to further improve the A-Supreme Foundation’s critical contributions to providing […]

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Review by Meegan Scott Title Pimento and Hot Pepper — The Mento Story Nostalgia, pride, satisfaction and the roots of culture shared preserved and exposed.  A highly entertaining film with high ratings for utility when it comes to cultural exposition and preservation. Jamaica has much to thank Director Rick Elgood and 7Billwoods Production when it […]

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

President and Vice Chancellor of Brock University, Dr Gervan Fearon, called on scholarship recipients at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto on Saturday night to” define objectives” not just for themselves but “for the next generation.” Dr. Fearon who was born in England of Jamaican parents, was the keynote speaker at the Jamaican Canadian Association […]

Aunt V dies at 117

Aunt V dies at 117

KINGSTON , Jamaica – Violet Mosse Brown, affectionately known as Aunt V, the world’s oldest person, died on Friday at a hospital in Montego Bay where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. She was 117 years and 189 days old. Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling […]

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