JIS News

Mr. Ainsley Henriques, Chairman, Norman Manley Foundation, yesterday, donated a documentary series entitled Norman Washington Manley: Son of Jamaica, Father of the Nation, to Honourable Maxine Henry Wilson, Minister of Education, Youth and Culture.
The six episode documentary was produced by Video For Change and sponsored by the CHASE Fund.
Mr. Henriques said, “the documentary tells the story of the Jamaican people and preserves the legacies of our national hero.
Honourable Maxine Henry Wilson in accepting the cassettes said, “the cassettes will serve as an educational tool and an important part of our heritage.” She further said that they will highlight the work of those who pioneered the decolonisation movement and the contribution our founding fathers have made.
A formal presentation of the documentary has been made to university libraries and the National Library of Jamaica. The doumentary is also currently being aired on both local and international television stations. The documentary is being sold on the Internet and bookstores across the island, as well as overseas. Copies are available on DVD, as well as on video cassettees and the suggested selling price is $1,500.
The Norman Manley Foundation was created after the death of National Hero, Right Excellent Norman Washington Manley, to recognize his work and to make an annual award for excellence in his name.