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Codes for Use of the Jamaican Flag

The Flag of Jamaica is to be regarded as a sacred emblem of the nation and is to be given due reverence and devotion by all citizens of the country.  The Flag should never be allowed to touch the … Continued

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The Jamaican Flag

The Jamaica National Flag was first hoisted on Independence Day, August 6, 1962. Design and Colours The flag has a diagonal cross or ‘saltire’ with four triangles in juxtaposition. The flag’s diagonal cross is gold; the top and bottom triangles … Continued

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Rita Marley – Outstanding Reggae Artiste

Rita Marley, OD, is a Jamaican musician and philanthropist. She is the widow of famous reggae artist, the late Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, OM. Rita Marley’s singing career began when she and two women formed a group called “The Soulettes” … Continued

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Free Access to GOJ Websites

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology has launched an initiative to enable persons to access over 200 Government of Jamaica (GOJ) websites free of cost.  This now means persons do not need to have data service on their mobile … Continued

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Barcoded Life Certificate for GOJ Pensioners

As of April 1, 2017 the Accountant General Department (AGD) will be accepting Barcoded Life Certificates.  The traditional forms will not be valid after this date. A Life Certificate is a document used by the AGD to verify the identity … Continued

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Edna Manley – Celebrated Jamaican Artist

The Hon. Edna Manley, OM was a prominent Jamaican sculptor and the wife of Jamaican National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Manley. Her work contributed to the development of the visual arts and culture in Jamaica. Edna Manley was born … Continued

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World Meteorological Day

The theme for World Meteorological Day 2017, to be commemorated on March 23, is Understanding Clouds. The observance this year, will mark the launch of a new edition of the International Cloud Atlas which will include newly classified cloud types … Continued

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Fraser Pryce – Jamaica’s Golden Girl

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the first Jamaican woman to win the 100-meter Olympic gold medal.  She achieved this feat twice – first in 2008 and again in 2012.  Shelly-Ann Fraser was born in December 1986 in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Orane … Continued

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Jean D’Costa

Jean D’Costa is a Jamaican writer, best known for her important and influential works of children’s literature. Jean D’Costa was born Jean Creary on January 13, 1937 in St. Andrew, Jamaica to parents who were elementary school teachers. The family … Continued

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Dr. the Hon. Cicely Williams, OM

Dr. the Hon. Cicely Williams, OM was a Jamaican physician and a pioneer in the areas of maternal and child health. Her work with children in Ghana, West Africa highlighted the effects of the common protein deficiency, kwashiorkor, and led … Continued

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Parliamentary Proceedings & Making Laws

Parliamentary proceedings are usually conducted by Parliamentarians who are elected after each General Election. The main role of Parliamentarians is to review Bills, guiding them to law. Some Bills start by being read in the House of Representatives before they … Continued

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The Ceremonial Mace

The Mace is an ornamented staff used in Jamaican Parliamentary ceremonies and sessions; it represents the monarch’s authority over such proceedings. It was once used as a weapon in medieval times by foot soldiers. It is present at every session … Continued

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The Hon. Michael Lee Chin, OJ

Economic Growth Council (EGC) Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin (left), addresses Thursday’s (January 26) quarterly media briefing at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Seated (from left) are EGC Deputy Chairman, Ambassador Nigel Clarke; and members, Adam Stewart and Pat Ramsay.

Michael Lee-Chin is a Jamaican businessman who is considered a visionary in the world of business. His philosophy of “doing well and doing good” has contributed to great success in his entrepreneurial undertakings. He was one of the first black … Continued

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The Jamaican Parliament – History

The Jamaican Parliament is responsible for making the laws of the land. The Jamaican Parliament has its history in the House of Assembly that first met on January 20, 1664 in Spanish Town, then called St. Jago de la Vega. … Continued

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The Budget

The Budget is a document that proposes how much money the Government will allocate to the services it has to carry out and how it intends to collect the money to do so. The Budget comprises of the recurrent expenditure … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #4

In a competitive global market, the natural environment plays an impactful role in the success of any country’s economy. Therefore, the fourth National Goal of the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan has this focus – “Jamaica has a … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #3

The third goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica is to ensure that “Jamaica’s economy is prosperous”.  There are six (6) National Outcomes for this National Goal. These are: A stable macro economy An enabling business environment Strong economic infrastructure Energy security … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #2

Each year the Government has continued to implement strategies to move the country towards realising the National Goals outlined in the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan.  National Goal #2 The second National Goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica is … Continued

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