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AFRICAN CARIBBEAN INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA/JAMAICA MEMORY BANK RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2017

AFRICAN CARIBBEAN INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA/JAMAICA MEMORY BANK RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2017  The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB) hosted a symposium on April 27, 2017 in the Seminar Room at the ACIJ/JMB which highlighted the research work of the division over the past fiscal year. The presenters were Mr.…

ACIJ/JMB’s PARTICIPATION IN JAMAICA DAY 2018

ACIJ/JMB’s Participation in Jamaica Day 2018   The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), participated in the planning and execution of Jamaica Day 2018 which was celebrated under the theme “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing Our Natural and Cultural Heritage.”   The…

ACIJ/JMB LAUNCHES YEAR-LONG ACTIVITIES ON REPARATION

ACIJ/JMB LAUNCHES YEAR-LONG ACTIVITIES ON REPARATION   The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB) in collaboration with the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), will be launching a year-long series of activities on reparation under the theme From Enslavement to Reparation on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Lecture…

AN OVERVIEW OF JAMAICA’S NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

An Overview of Jamaica’s Natural and Cultural Heritage   By Damian Shirley   When we think of heritage we think of things we inherit. As such, words such as birthright, legacy and inheritance are sometimes used interchangeably with ‘heritage’. For example, a family inheritance that has been passed down from…

JAMAICA’S NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS

JAMAICA’S NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS   On the third Monday of October in each year, Jamaica commemorates National Heroes Day and the nation takes time out to honour those who have given exemplary service. On this day, these individuals are bestowed with national honours and awards in recognition of their…

THE HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY – HER AWARDS

Louise Bennett Coverley received numerous honours and awards for her work in Jamaican literature and theatre. In recognition of her achievements, Harbourfront Centre, a non-profit, cultural organisation in Toronto, Canada, has a venue called Miss Lou’s Room and the University of Toronto is home to the Louise Bennett Exchange Fellowship…

THE HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY – HER MARRIAGE

  Miss Lou was spotted by actor and talent scout, Eric Coverley, while she performed at a prize-giving concert at her alma mater, Excelsior High School, in 1939. After the concert, she was congratulated by Coverley and invited to perform at the annual Christmas concert at the Ward Theatre. She…