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JCDC Extends Deadline for Festival Song Entries

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has extended the deadline for entries for the 2009 Festival Song Competition to March 31. Chairman of the Festival Song Competition, Vernon Derby, said that this year competition, dubbed Festival K9, promises to be … Continued

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Japan Gives Maxfield Park Children’s Home $3.5 Million

The Maxfield Park Children’s Home, in Kingston, has been granted approximately $3.5 million (US$39,915) to renovate sections of the 90-year old institution. An agreement was signed today (March 19) between the Embassy of Japan and the Maxfield Park Children’s Home … Continued

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Young People Urged to Participate in Sports

Young people are being urged to get involved in sports-related activities as a positive outlet for their energy. The encouragement has come from President of the Longville Park Citizens Association, Baldvin McKenzie, at the launch of the Clarendon Division 1 … Continued

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International Women’s Day on March 8

International Women’s Day (IWD) will be observed on Sunday, March 8. This is the day when women worldwide are recognized for their struggles and accomplishments in the various arenas. It also provides an opportunity to explore women’s untapped potential and … Continued

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Young Persons Encouraged to Pursue Excellence

Advisor to the Minister of Education, Robert Miller, has implored young Jamaicans to strive for excellence in their academic and non-academic pursuits, and not settle for mediocrity. Addressing a career fair at the Edwin Allen High School in Frankfield, Clarendon … Continued

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Resource Honours Garvey’s Legacy

The third annual Marcus Garvey Fair, to honour the legacy of Jamaica’s first National Hero, was held recently at Liberty Hall in Resource, Manchester. Events Co-ordinator Valerie Dixon, who has spearheaded the celebration over the past three years, told JIS … Continued

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