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  • Jamaica Biennial 2014 to Open with Week of Events

    The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Jamaica Biennial 2014 will open with a week of events from December 7 to 14, 2014, and continue for three months, until March 15, 2015. The Jamaica Biennial 2014, which has been rebranded and expanded as part of the National Gallery’s 40th anniversary programme, builds on the National Biennial exhibitions […]

  • Jamaica Biennial – Bulletin # 4: Blue Curry, Gilles Elie-dit-Cosaque

    A special and new feature of the Jamaica Biennial 2014 is that we invited six international artists to participate with special projects. Here is our third and final post on the subject, on Blue Curry (Bahamas/UK) and Gilles Elie-dit-Cosaque (Martinique/France): Blue Curry, who was born in Nassau, Bahamas, in 1974, is a London based artist […]

  • What is a Biennial? Part II – Where do we go?

    Here is part two of project manager Nicole Smythe-Johnson‘s reflection on the background to the Jamaica Biennial 2014: The story I have given you so far is largely a European one. That same old story in which history was being made in the Euro-American West all along, while we (the rest of the world) only […]

  • What is a Biennial? Part I – The Matter of Origins

    We are pleased to present the first of this two-part contribution by writer and curator Nicole Smythe-Johnson, who has joined the Jamaica Biennial 2014 as project manager: On the occasion of the NGJ’s 40th Anniversary, and the unveiling of its re-structured flagship exhibition – The Jamaica Biennial, I thought it might be worth pausing to […]

  • Jamaica Biennial 2014 – Bulletin # 3: Sheena Rose, James Cooper

    As we wrote in earlier posts, a special and new feature of the Jamaica Biennial 2014 is that we invited six international artists to participate with special projects. Here is our second post on the subject, on Sheena Rose (Barbados) and James Cooper (Bermuda). Sheena Rose was born in 1985 in Barbados. She has a […]

  • Jamaica Biennial 2014 – Meet the Team!

    The Jamaica Biennial 2014 is managed by a small but hardworking team, that consists mainly of permanent NGJ staff but also includes special project staff and a varied corps of volunteers. In this post, we introduce the members of the curatorial team, presented in alphabetical order: Monique Barnett-Davidson is the acting Assistant Curator in the […]

  • Another Jamaican falls to be highlighted (YS Falls, St. Elizabeth)

    Hi, I was back in Jamaica in 2012 and visited YS Falls in St Elizabeth. As a Jamaican I did not know it existed as I always hear about Dunns River falls.

  • Little Bay Cabins Jamaica Steps Up To Travelers’ Desires

    Little London, Jamaica - November 17, 2014 Tourism is a vital part of Jamaica’s economy but some tourists are asking for a more authentic Jamaican experience.

  • Jamaican Early Childhood Institution Benefits From The Stone Foundation's Outreach

    Richmond, VA (11/2014) – The Stone Foundation is a Richmond, Virginia (US) based 501 (c) (3), non profit organization whose mission has been to promote

  • A Lucrative Travel Business Home Opportunity

    Wellesley Gayle here again my friend, Founder & CEO of this highly informative and richly successful Jamaican website; my-island-jamaica.com. I love

  • Discounted Vacation Packages To Jamaica - Book With Us And SAVE

    Looking for discounted vacation packages to Jamaica? Use our own booking engine and enjoy the savings!

  • JCA proudly presents and evening at the theatre featruing Debra Ehrhardt's new and improved Jamaica Farewell

    Date: Sat Dec 13th @5pm. Reception Starting @4pm

    Place: Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th St, Santa Monica

    Tickets: $35.00 RSVP 323-692-0423

    Purchase tickets : Jamaica Farewell

  • "Must see". Garth Fagan, The Talented choreographer

    October 3rd 4th and 5th

    Place: . The Ebony Reparatory Theatre. 20% discount, see PROMO CODE Read More »

    Get Tickets Here

  • JCA 16th Annual Tea Party "Reclaiming a legacy"

    July 13, 2014

    Place: . Tele: 323-692-0424 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org Read More »

  • JCA 15th Annual Tea Party "Reclaiming a legacy Celebrating Anansi"

    July 14, 2013

    Place: Beverly Hills Country Club 3084 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, California 90064. Tele: 323-692-0424 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org Read More » Go to website »

  • The new world's first successful freedom fighters

    Saturday, August 3, 2013 3:00pm

    flim by: Roy T. Anderson View »

  • Dr. Olive Lewin is Dead

    Musicologist and social anthropologist Dr Olive Lewin, founder of the Jamaica Folk Singers, died this evening at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Read More »

  • Fly Air Jamaica

    Fly Jamaica

    September 20, 2012

    Fledgling Fly Jamaica Airways last week completed a flawless test flight from Kingston, Jamaica to Georgetown, Guyana to fulfill one of the major requirements in earning its local and international civil aviation certification... Read More »

  • Jamaica Lives to the world

    'Jamaica Lives' To the world

    Published: Sunday | July 29, 2012

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  • Tea Party Poster

    Jamaica 14th Annual Tea Party Reflections

    Place: Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90064.

    Tickets:$55.00

    RSVP: by July 2nd to Dorothy Mcleod at 323.692,0423 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org

    Read More »

  • Bernard Hoyes

    Visual Master Bernard Hoyes' Art Comes Alive In "Seven Paintings, A Story in Performance" An Interdisciplinary Artistic Production at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Update: May 22, 2012

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  • Third Annual Long Island Caribbean American International Festival

    Update: May 2012

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  • Portland Railway

    Jamaica and its rail road history

    Update: June 20, 2011

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    The Thirteenth Annual Tea Party

    Date: Sunday, July 10,2011

    Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm


    Place: Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90064.

    Tickets:$55.00

    RSVP: by July 2nd to Dorothy Mcleod at 323.692,0423 or dorothy@jamaicaculture.org

    Special Guest: Actor/Comedian: Rawle D. Lewis of Cool Runnings fame Read More »

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    Caribbean American International Festival

    Update: April 16, 2011

    Celebrating Caribbean heritage month at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Amphitheathre, Eisenhower Park East Meadow Long Island & Saturday, June 18, 2011 Download PDF »

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    Guest Editorial: Professor Saine Uncovers A New Jamaica

    January 27, 2011

    Jamaica: Not as seen on Western News Media. Read More » View Source »

  • A little walk down Jamaica's Memory Lane

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  • Mr. Sonny Bradshaw

    20th Annual Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival 2010 "JAZZ-THE-REAL-DEAL"

    June 12-20,2010

    The 20th Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival is being staged by the Sonny Bradshaw Foundation, Myrna Hague being one of three directors, as its major fund-raising event. The intention is to raise money to support young musicians, preferably trumpeters, who are serious about their craft. Both the foundation and the 2010 staging of the festival will be launched on April 28. Read More »

  • Sonny Bradshaw: "dean" of Jamaican music

    October 16,2009

    Sonny Bradshaw deserved fully the names “dean of Jamaican music” and the “musician’s musician” by which he was widely known. Although he is associated mainly with the trumpet, Bradshaw also played the piano, clarinet, trombone and saxophone, and was a noted composer, arranger, producer, radio broadcaster and music journalist, creator of commercials and a teacher. He was awarded his country’s Order of Distinction for his contribution to Jamaican music. Read More »

  • Rex Nettleford- Guardian of our crossroads

    February 10,2010

    The first time I met Rex Nettleford was when he came to our Kingston high school in 1968, around the time of the Rodney uprising, to speak to our sixth form about black power. I don't remember what he said, because I didn't understand it. Read More »

  • Icon lost -Mr. Golding and Mrs. Simpson Miller mourn Nettleford

    February 3,2010

    Jamaica lost one of its most revered cultural figures last night when Professor Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and founder of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), died, just hours before he would have celebrated his 77th birthday. Read More »

  • RIP REX- Cultural icon Prof. Nettleford dies in US

    February 3,2010

    PROFESSOR Rex Nettleford, one of Jamaica's brightest sons and a cultural icon, died in the George Washington University Intensive Care Unit last night, six days after he collapsed in his hotel room in Washington and four hours before his 77th birthday. Read More »

  • Albert Hie is dead

    February 1,2010

    JAMAICAN master painter Albert Huie died in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday after a long illness. He was 89. Read More »

  • Jamaica Music Museum- a sample of what can be

    Janurary 17,2010

    Herbie Miller stands near the middle of Jamaica's musical chronology in words, images and artefacts along the side of a partition at the Institute of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, and said "I like to call this our 22 yards of Jamaican music history." Read More »

  • Non-exclusionary approach taken to museum, Dermott Hussey donates entire collection

    January 17,2010

    The last and latest Jamaican music genre in the mini-exhibition on Jamaican music is dancehall. It is written that "perhaps the most controversial and polarising genre of Jamaican music, dancehall, currently dominates the island's musical landscape" Read More »

  • The Story of George Stiebel, Jamaica first black millionaire

    There was every indication at a very early stage that George Stiebel was destined to lead an intriguing life. Read More »

  • Portland's love story

    November 14,2009

    Patrice Wymore Flynn has two great loves: her late husband, the actor Errol Flynn, and her adopted home, Portland. Read More »

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