Today in Jamaican history: Kendal train wreck claims 187 lives
It was a moment forever etched into the consciousness of a nation, when 63 years ago, on Sunday, September 1, 1957, the Kendal tra...
Sep 01, 2020
This week in history: 16 inmates die in Jamaica’s 1997 prison riots
Jamaica’s chequered past with homophobia took an even darker turn 23 years ago when deadly prison strikes swept maximum security...
Aug 16, 2020
This day in Bajan history: 1937 People’s Uprising sweeps Bridgetown, rural areas
It was 83 years ago on that fateful Monday, July 26, 1937 when black Barbadians living under colonial British rule began their fir...
Jul 26, 2020
Late Jamaican pilot’s funeral set for next week
Funeral arrangements for young Jamaican pilot Mark Daniel Scott are almost complete as the late 25-year-old will be laid to rest n...
May 22, 2020
May 21: On this day in history, rap legend Biggie Smalls is born to Jamaican parents
Notorious B.I.G. may have lived a short life but his music has transcended generations and he’s still ranked as one of the great...
May 21, 2020
May 20: On this day in Jamaican history, the Eventide tragedy claims 144 lives
It was an act of cruelty that brought the already violence-torn Kingston to its knees, shook the island to the core and made inter...
May 20, 2020
May 11: On this day in Jamaican history, Bob Marley dies
One could only imagine the emotions that swept over Jamaica as citizens were hit with the news of reggae legend Robert ‘Bob’ M...
May 11, 2020
FYI, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day
A lot of people confuse Cinco de Mayo for Mexico’s independence day, but it’s not. Mexico’s independence day is ...
May 05, 2020
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