Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Named Santiago, it remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered the island and renamed it Jamaica. Under British rule, Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves imported from Africa, followed later by Chinese and Indian indentured labour. All slaves were fully emancipated in 1838, with independence from the United Kingdom achieved on 6 August 1962.
A group of 6 Australian friends - white, middle-aged males - combine to compete in a marathon relay swim in treacherous waters off Jamaica. But even before the race begins fractures appear in the relationships, with drug-taking, hidden secrets and personal crises coming to dominate.
Dedication: The Jamaica portrayed in these pages, and all those who exist there, are works of fiction. This book is dedicated to the facts who got out of the way of a good story.
Patrick Ness in The Guardian found that "Alongside Tim Winton's Breath, this is the second excellent novel in as many months to examine masculinity and male friendship in Australian sport, a subject that might seem of limited intrinsic interest. But it's not the song, it's how it's sung, and if Winton is an aria, Knox is early Rolling Stone.."
The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Greta Bogues ... The Broadcasting Commission extends heartfelt condolence to her family and colleagues. Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica ... Now you can read the Jamaica ...
It’s from the Jamaica Cultural DevelopmentCommission, and I wish the USA had more “government” like that ... Your government is broadcasting Charles Mingus into homes and bars? My government doesn’t even know who he is ... Jamaica Cultural Development Commission is broadcasting live video on Reggae Month TV 6th Feb 2021, and every day in Feb.
RADIO broadcaster/show promoter George “GT” Taylor says a lot of the contemporary music produced is being incorrectly labelled as reggae ... The veteran broadcaster, who has worked more than three decades on IRIE FM, said that reggae has suffered from the intrusion of new styles, including Afro and Latin beats.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja ... Jamaica, which foreigners have long associated with pot, reggae and Rastafarians, authorized a regulated medical marijuana industry and decriminalized small amounts of weed in 2015 ... “It’s something so laughable that cannabis is short in Jamaica.”.
ON February 3, Jamaica Reggae IndustryAssociation's (JaRIA) annual weekly concert — Reggae Wednesdays — will open with a tribute to the more than 30 members of the entertainment fraternity who died in 2020 ... Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere.
Mariana van Zeller is one cool cookie ... In one episode, due to be broadcast here on January 25, van Zeller digs into the multibillion dollar scamming scene in Jamaica and right here in Tel Aviv ... “I would say it [the Tel Aviv scamming scene] was night and day from the scamming world in Jamaica,” van Zeller says ... .
However, his professional career was spent chiefly in the field of communication where he maintained a high standard of excellence as a radio announcer at the then Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; or television announcer; director of audio-visual programming at Jamaica Information Service.
“We will always keep hope alive.” ... The programme will also be broadcast on Jamaica's television and radio stations ... Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http.//bit.ly/epaper-login. .
Voting for the inaugural Digital Music Awards, better known as the Dubby's, closes today on the website of the organisers Dubwise Jamaica... “This was a response to three major factors,” Panton told the Jamaica Observer ... Discussions are also being held with local television stations to see which will broadcast the inaugural presentation.