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AN OVERVIEW OF THE JAMAICAN TAINO

Jamaica’s first inhabitants – the Tainos – also known as the Arawaks, landed in Jamaica, between 650 AD and 900 AD. They called the island “Xaymaca”. They knew Jamaica as “Yamaye”, the land of springs. The Tainos were one of the Amerindian peoples who came from Central East Asia. Though…

THE BASIC BELIEFS OF THE VOODOO RELIGION

  The word ‘voodoo’ comes from the Fon language, (spoken in Benin, West Africa), and means a kind of power which is mysterious and, at the same time, fearsome. Voodoo is invested in all parts of Haitian life and has a considerable influence on each person and on each natural…

ACIJ/JMB COORDINATES INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE INVENTORYING WORKSHOP IN KINGSTON

Participants in the ICH Inventorying Workshop pose with UNESCO facilitators David Brown (extreme left) and Richnel Ansano from Curacao (extreme right).     The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Cluster Office in Kingston,  coordinated a pilot, community-based,…

ACIJ/JMB’s REPARATION DEBATE COMPETITION 2018

ACIJ/JMB’s REPARATION DEBATE COMPETITION 2018 St. Jago High School emerged winners of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank’s (ACIJ/JMB) Reparation Debate Competition 2018 when they played the final match against Ardenne High School at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall on November 1, 2018. This final match brought…