JIS News

The Research Department of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), will be staging a Book Fair at its headquarters at 58A Half-Way-Tree Road on Friday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be the fourth fair to be staged at headquarters in the Corporate Area, since the exercise began in 2001.
Teachers and students are being invited to come in and purchase books, documents and items that will be on display. There will be some free publications, including line drawings of the National Heroes and some booklets on the heroes and on the country’s heritage. Small paper flags will also be given to schools, free of cost.
Several popular books that were outdated and not available for sale at previous book fairs, have been updated and reprinted. These include ‘This is Jamaica’, ‘The Government of Jamaica’ and ‘The Code for National Symbols’.
One of the main objectives of the fair is to raise the level of awareness of the people about the country’s cultural heritage.

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