Jamaican Flag

The Jamaican flag was unfurled and hoisted for the first time at the dramatic hour of midnight on August 5, 1962 as the British flag …

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Coat of Arms

About the Coat of arms The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many One People’, based on the population’s multiracial roots. The motto is represented …

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Ackee

Description of the Ackee “Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market, not a quattie wut sell” is a line in the popular Jamaican folk song …

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The Doctor Bird

Description of the Doctor Bird The doctor bird or swallow tail humming bird (Trochilus Polytmus), is one of the most outstanding of the 320 species …

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Lignum Vitae

Description of the Lignum Vitae The Lignum Vitae (Guiacum Officinale) was found here by Christopher Columbus. The short, compact tree is native to continental tropical …

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The Blue Mahoe

Description of the Blue Mahoe The Blue Mahoe (Hibiscus Elatus) is the national tree of Jamaica. It is indigenous to the island and grows quite …

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