Jamaica attained a seat on the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO

Speaking at Tuesday’s (January 28) launch of Reggae Month 2014, at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, Hope Road, St. Andrew, Miss Hanna said that in November last year, Jamaica attained a seat on the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO. The Minister underscored the significance of securing WHC membership. “There are close to 190 voting.. read more →

Youths Urged to Join World Heritage Sites Campaign

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is urging the country’s youth to get involved in the campaign to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains included on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List. She made the appeal at the closing of a Youth Leadership Training in Heritage.. read more →

Blue Mountain Range Being Considered For World Heritage Site Status at WHC 35 session

The Blue and John Crow Mountain Range is among a list of 42 sites around the world being considered for World Heritage Site status by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee, which is meeting in Paris this week. It joins such international sites as the Congo, which has jointly.. read more →

Jamaican Reps Consider World Heritage Inscriptions at WHC 38th session

For the first time, Jamaica is among the nations that are deliberating over nominations to Unesco’s World Heritage List. This week in Qatar, the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee will meet to consider the inscription of 40 sites to the World Heritage List.  Among the delegates are Dr. Janice Lindsay, Director for the.. read more →

A CALL TO ACTION: Highlight of Hon. Lisa Hanna’s Sectoral Presentation, 2015

News Release: A CALL TO ACTION Get #connected to the truth was a highlight of Honourable Lisa Hanna’s sectoral presentation to Parliament yesterday, as she opined that we seemingly have a society which has ‘lost its soul’, in relation to the acts of abuse and violence against our children. She implored Jamaicans particularly parents, the church,.. read more →

UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts, 2012

UNESCO continues to be an important supporter and promoter of the cultures of the Caribbean. The UNESCO Award for Excellence for Handicraft follows in this fine tradition of support. It is a well known fact that the Caribbean is home to a vast reservoir of artistic talent inherent in the creativity of the people of.. read more →

Aide Memoire for the World Heritage Committee (WHC), 2013

Jamaica: Our Culture Aide Memoire for the World Heritage Committee (WHC) Jamaica’s application for appointment to the World Heritage Committee. http://issuu.com/jncunesco/docs/jamaicaourculture_for_whc The rich blend of historical heritage which pervades the Jamaican society has created a unique cultural “Brand Jamaica” that is recognized worldwide – cultural icons in the field of sports, music, food, and natural.. read more →

Queenie’s Kumina Drum Repatriated to Ja

The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP has received a Jamaican ‘cyas’ drum used in the Kumina religion, which had been in the United States for a quarter of a century. The drum which belonged to the late Kumina leader Imogene ‘Queenie’ Kennedy had been in the possession of the Smithsonian.. read more →

Young Professional Programme

Young Professional Programme:   September 2007 – Nicole Rochelle Webley Sept 2009 – read more →