Newspapers - The National Library of Jamaica


The Newspaper Collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in existence. It includes over 100 titles of Jamaican newspaper dating back to 1718 when printing was introduced in Jamaica by Robert Baldwin. It has all the surviving copies of The Gleaner, the oldest continuous published Jamaican newspaper, which began in 1834.

2761102050_562d4f734aOther titles for which the Library has significant runs are:

o The Royal Gazette 1780 – 1837, 1844
o St. Jago de la Vega Gazette 1791 – 1837
o Falmouth Post 1835 – 1862, 1874
o Gall’s Newsletter 1871 – 1899
o Colonial Standard and Jamaica Despatch 1850 – 1895