National Symbols-6

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Jamaica Flag The Jamaica National Flag was first raised on Independence Day, August 6, 1962. It signifies the birth of our nation. The Flag brings to mind memories of past achievements and gives inspiration towards further success. It is flown on many triumphant occasions, showing the pride that Jamaicans have in their country and in… Read more »

Jamaican Citizenship

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Under Chapter two of the Jamaican Constitution, persons born in Jamaica and persons born outside Jamaica of Jamaican parents have an automatic right to Jamaican citizenship. This is explained in the Jamaican Nationality Act. Why become a Jamaican Citizen? Some of the advantages of becoming a Jamaican citizen include but are not limited to the… Read more »

The Jamaica Constitution, 1962

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  In a Nutshell The Jamaica Constitution, 1962 was drafted by a bipartisan joint committee of the Jamaican legislature in 1961-62, approved in the United Kingdom and included as the Second Schedule of the Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council, 1962 under the West Indies Act, 1962. It came into force with the Jamaica Independence Act,… Read more »

Governor-General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen

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  His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt. J was appointed Governor-General of Jamaica on February 26, 2009. A noted Christian, Sir Patrick Allen served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in various capacities for 28 years. He has served as Principal, Pastor, Director and President in the Central Jamaica Conference and… Read more »

History of Jamaica

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  Prior to the declaration of the independence of Jamaica, Jamaica was made a West Indies Federation province of the British West Indies, still under the rule of the United Kingdom. The nation entered the federation under the rule of Premier Norman Manley, who also made various constitutional amendments to allow the process of decolonization… Read more »

Anthem: “Jamaica, Land We Love”

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“Jamaica, Land We Love” is the official national anthem of Jamaica, adopted in July 1962. The anthem was chosen after a competition from September 1961 until 31 March 1962, in which, the lyrics of the national anthem were selected by Jamaica’s Houses of Parliament. When Jamaica was granted independence on 6 August 1962, “Jamaica, Land… Read more »