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Out Of Many, One People

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 4,244 sq. miles to the international stage.


Highlights

  • SQUARE MILES
    4,244
  • PEOPLE
    2,898,677
  • INDEPENDENCE
    1962

Returning Residents

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Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill

Returning Residents Urged to Utilise Jamaica Business Gateway

Returning residents who are interested in starting a business are being encouraged to utilise the recently launched Jamaica Business Gateway for assistance. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, who gave the advice, said the electronic...

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About Jamaica

Jamaica is the 3rd largest Island in the Caribbean, home to some of the world’s fastest sprinters ever and it’s own genre of music, reggae, made world famous by the legendary singer Bob Marley.

  • Parishes : 14
  • Capital : Kingston
  • Government : Constitutional Monarchy

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Famous Jamaicans

Louise Bennett-Coverley

Louise Bennett was born on September 7, 1919. She was a Jamaican poet and activist. From Kingston, Jamaica Louise Bennett remains a household name in Jamaica, a "Living Legend" and a cultural icon. She received her education from Ebenezer and...

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Ralston Milton Nettleford

“Patriotism… is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime,” as quoted by former United States Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. And with a lifetime of dignified and distinguished service to Jamaica and the...

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Charles Hyatt

Charles Hyatt is well known as a talented actor, playwright, director, author and broadcaster. A Kingstonian by birth, he was educated at St. Alloysious Boys School and St. Simon’s College. He later studied at Theatre Royal in the United Kingdom....

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Herbert Henry McKenley

SPORTING LEGACY: What he left behind in accomplishments on the field of sport reads like a bestselling novel. At the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games in London and Helsinki respectively, he won three individual silver medals, two of which were...

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Randolph Samuel Williams

Randolph Samuel Williams (Mas Ran) was born in Colon Panama on October 26, 1912. He came to Jamaica at the age of six. He attended Tutorial College, Calabar High and Kingston Technical High. Ranny Williams was a dramatist and comedian....

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Edna Manley

Edna Manley was born in Yorkshire, England in 1900 to a Jamaican mother and an English father and died February 2, 1987. She studied at various art schools in England including St, Michael's School of Art, London and privately with...

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Robert Nesta Marley

Musical Emissary Hailed as the “most charismatic emissary of modern Pan-Africanism”, by Timothy White in his book, Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, distinguished international Reggae artiste, the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, more popularly known as Bob Marley,...

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Local Government Elections in Jamaica

Local Government Elections in Jamaica Jamaica’s parishes are divided into 63 constituencies with 228 electoral divisions. Councillors and mayors are elected to develop, manage, and maintain infrastructure and public facilities within these divisions through local government elections. These elections are...

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How Do I protect Myself From Cybercrimes?

Cybercrime is any crime in which a computer is the object of the crime or is used as a tool to commit an offence. Most common cybercrimes work by accessing/stealing sensitive and personal information that can cause great damage to...

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  • Steps to become Cyber Safe
  • Antivirus Protection
  • Use Secure Internet Networks
  • Keep your information private
  • Have a back up

Information News

Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner, Celia Barclay.
Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner, Celia Barclay.

Apprehensive Data Controllers Encouraged to Seek Support from OIC

By: , January 22, 2024

Data controllers who are apprehensive about the changes brought on by the Data Protection Act, 2020 are being encouraged to seek support from the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC)....

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Entries Being Accepted for Career Awareness Week 2024 Poster Competition

By: , December 29, 2023

The Ministry of Education and Youth is accepting entries for its annual National Career Awareness Week 2024 poster competition. This competition is open to students at the primary and secondary...

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Do’s and Don’ts in Communicating with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Effectively communicating with persons from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community may prove to be more difficult than anticipated for the Hearing because of obvious barriers to communication. Persons from the Deaf community have various needs that facilitate how...

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In this Article
  • How to communicate with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing person
  • What to do when interacting with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing person
  • What not to do when interacting with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing person
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