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Announcing the “2015 Cultural Partnership Initiative”

The Republic of Korea is now asking for your participation in the project of Cultural Partnership Initiative(hereinafter CPI). Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation(hereinafter CHF) is an organization specializing in Cultural Heritage, established under the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea on the basis of the Cultural Properties Protection Law.…

Jamaica’s Intangible Cultural Heritage : Traditional Craft Work in Jamaica

Our Jamaican Cultural heritage entails our knowledge, practices, and most of all how we express ourselves and portray our talents and skills. These sentiments are passed down from generation to generation, and are practiced by persons in our wider communities, giving them a sense of identity with the urge to…

Claude McKay

Claude McKay (1889-1948) A seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the poet and author wrote three novels: Home to Harlem (1928), a best-seller which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo (1929), and Banana Bottom (1933). Born in 1889 in James Hill, Clarendon, Claude McKay was an internationally acclaimed…

A Tribute to Colonel Sydney Peddie, OD

The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank, a division of the Institute of Jamaica, is saddened by the passing of Col. Sydney Peddie, OD, former Leader of the Accompong Town Maroons. In 1999 and again in 2004 Peddie was elected to serve Colonel, the title given to the head…

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

  Nelson Mandela Former President of South Africa Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Wikipedia Born: July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa Died: December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, South Africa Movies: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Spouse: Graça Machel (m. 1998–2013), More…

A Public Lecture on Reparations

  Mutabaruka’s public lecture, “Why Reparations?” was a call for reparations in the form of mental and tangible rehabilitation for Jamaica and its people. The topical lecture was hosted by the African Caribbean Institute/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) at Emancipation Park on Monday,…

The Cave River Plantation

One of the early coffee plantations established in Upper Clarendon was the Cave River Plantation. The 1029¼ acre property[i] was situated squarely on the boarders of St. Ann/Clarendon boarder and in close proximity to the Vera Ma Hollis Savannah which prior to 1740 was the home of a group of maroons…