May052020
The Jamaica Micro Science Participation Programme Project

“Micro Science Project” is heartily endorsed by The Ministry of Education who is sold on the Idea of introducing the Micro Science Kits in our schools. The Ministry have secured funding to extend the scope of the project and have just completed a training seminar in Micro Science with Teachers […]

Jun272019
Mental Health – Mek Wi Talk

The JNC-UNESCO Youth Advisory Committee (JYAC) participated in World Mental Day by executing two initiatives in an effort to bring awareness to various mental health issues under the theme “Young people and mental health in a changing world.” A Twitter forum held in collaboration with Jamaica’s Talk Up Yute and […]

Jun272019
ACIJ/JMB Exhibition 2015

The ACIJ/JMB launched its ICH exhibition during a ceremony at its library in downtown Kingston on February 10. A division of the Institute of Jamaica, the ACIJ/JMB has developed an extensive inventory of ICH in Jamaica, and the exhibition represents its continuing work in documenting and protecting the nation’s local […]

Jun272019
Handing over of Edward Seaga Collection

The University of the West Indies (UWI) paid tribute to former Prime Minister and Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Edward Seaga, at a function in the Council Room at Mona, marking the handing over of his collection (9 Mar). The collection includes books, documents and artifacts saved by […]

Jun262019
Effective and Proper Use of Social Media Workshop

The University of the West Indies Open Campus on St. Kitts hosted a three day workshop “Training Media Workers in the Effective and Proper Use of Social Media’ 14 -16 May 2019 The purpose of the workshop was to introduce media workers in St.

Jun262019
Promotion of information literacy examples from Jamaica

The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has received Two Gold Muse awards in the International Muse Creative Awards Competition for 2018. The BCJ advertisements that received awards were the very popular “Pinchy Dead” video, and the BCJ’s most recent release – “Ordinary People“, which warns parents to be more aware of […]

Jun262019
Inna de Yard, Video Documentary

Inna de yard Launch Bernard Jankee, ICJ/JMB attended ICH Bureau meeting as rapporteur. Whilst there, at the request of JNC-UNESCO, he participated in the launch of “Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica” which is a video documentary on reggae.

Jun262019
Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kingston

The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, coordinated a pilot, community-based, training workshop on the inventorying of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in the urban context of Kingston on March 11, 2019 […]

Jun242019
UNESCO Funds Youth Leadership Training In Heritage Preservation and Protection

Jamaica held a World Heritage Workshop ‘Youth Leadership Training in Heritage Preservation and Protection’ to create an awareness of World Heritage in Jamaica and to build capacity among its young people from the different parishes. The workshop is organized to be held in two phases.