Out of Many, One People. Jamaica is one of the most diverse and colourful countries in the Caribbean. Our history, our culture and our people have propelled this small island of just 4,111 sq.miles to the international stage.
‘Wi likkle but wi tallawah’. Jamaica is the home of one of the most popular music forms in the world, Reggae; the home of the fastest man and woman on the track, Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and the home of some of the best cuisine the world has ever tasted.
While the acclaim for our culture and raw talent is worldwide, Jamaica is also a beacon of democracy.
After the tumultuous years leading up to the abolition of slavery, Jamaica’s transition from a British colony to full sovereignty was marked by rationality and unity. Under the stewardship of the fathers of the nation, our heroes, Alexander Bustamante and Norman Washington Manley, Jamaica moved into the 20th century with full adult suffrage, Independence and a strong sense of nationhood and identity.
We have catalogued the nuances of these eras as well as the emblems we have as reminders in this section of the website, if you are doing research or just want to indulge your curiosity about a time long gone but not forgotten…Lest we perish. This is Jamaica.