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The Bandana and Miss Lou

September 07 is the birthday of the late Louise Bennett-Coverley, known to Jamaicans as “Miss Lou”. The folklorist, poet, and actress was well-known for her …

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Back to School Preparations – Tips for Parents

The start of the new academic year is days away and some final preparations for students to return to school are now underway.

Transitioning from summer holidays to the new school year may not be easy children or for parents. 

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Traffic Ticket Amnesty 2017

The Government has implemented a Traffic Ticket Amnesty to allow motorists with unpaid traffic ticket fines to make payments without incurring a penalty or interest.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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