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The Story of the Jamaican National Flag

Have you ever wondered what’s the story behind our beloved Jamaican National Flag? Imagine if instead of the black, green, and gold, we hailed the blue, black and yellow? Or what about saluting the ‘white crocodile’? As we celebrate Jamaica’s 55th anniversary as an...

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To all our athletes who represented us overseas this summer:
No matter what, wi love yuh kyaa done!

'Love Kyaa Done' by Joan Andrea Hutchinson.

This is just one of the wonderful works included in 'In This Breadfruit Kingdom' - an anthology of poetry by the Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2014-2017, Mervyn Morris

copies of 'In This Breadfruit Kingdom' are available at Bookophilia and here at the NLJ
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Today, we celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Jamaica's First National Hero -

The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
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He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914 and the Black Star Line. Additionally, he formed the first (1st) Political Party in Jamaica, which was called the Peoples’ Political Party (PPP).

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"We've never seen anything like that before!" - Michael Johnson (retired American sprinter and former World Record holder)

It was on this day, August 16, in 2008 that Usain St. Leo Bolt became the fastest human being of all time when he ran the 100m in 9.69 seconds at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games held in Beijing, China.

Bolt would break his own record the following year, at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany – with a time of 9.58 seconds.
Over the course of his incredible career, Usain Bolt has proven himself to be the greatest athlete of all time, conducting himself with style and grace, and taking the Jamaica ‘to the world’.
While fans all over the globe will regret his retirement from the sport, the Jamaican nation is full of gratitude for his amazing legacy. The NLJ salutes The Greatest Of All Time.

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