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Remembering Tom Redcam: Jamaica’s first Poet Laureate

In celebration of the birthday of Tom Redcam – 147 years ago today – we remember the legacy of Jamaica’s first Poet Laureate. J.E.Clare McFarlane once wrote that ‘any consideration of the poetry of Jamaica must, of necessity, begin with Tom...

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Presenting Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica

  On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Lorna Goodison CD was officially invested as the Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2017-2020. Despite the heavy rains the day before, the glittering Ballroom at King’s House was filled with dignitaries, well wishers, and lovers of...

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STARTING TODAY!

Come join the Poet Laureate, Cherry Natural, and Yashika Graham for some Poetry and Self-Defence!
Spaces are still available! Open to girls ages 11-14
Classes are FREE and are held at the Junior Centre at 10-16 East Street.
Tuesdays 2pm -5pm and Saturdays 10am -1pm
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The National Library of Jamaica's Summer poetry and self defense workshop series presented by The Po...

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Good Morning! So who heard Francois' question on "Battle Your Parents" on RJR this morning? It was: "What year was the Jamaican currency introduced?" Did you know the answer? It was 1969! Want to know more? Here is a feature from our Collection produced by the Jamaica Information Service in 1969 introducing the new Jamaican currency. Enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEAjXVny5y4
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Good Morning! So who heard Francois' question on "Battle Your Parents" on RJR this morning? It was: "What year was the Jamaican currency introduced?" Did you know the answer? It was 1969! Want to know more? Here is a feature from our Collection produced by the Jamaica Information Service in 1969 introducing the new Jamaican currency. Enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qswhTRHpORs
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