Kingston, 28 August 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced the commencement of development work at the Seville Heritage Park in St Ann. Minister Grange said the work, which started last week and is scheduled to be completed by January 2021,…
Kingston, 11 August 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated California Senator, Kamala Harris, on becoming part of United States history with her selection by Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, to be his running mate for the upcoming US elections. “We…
Kingston, 5 August 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that there will be fireworks over Kingston at the climax of the Independence Spectacular on Thursday (tomorrow). The fireworks show — lasting five minutes — will come at the end of…
Kingston, 4 August 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Jamaican music stars, Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths and Ken Boothe will be honoured during the nation’s Independence celebrations on Thursday. The three will be presented with Jamaica Reggae Icon Awards…
Kingston, 1 August 2020: “I have seen the media reports regarding the decision of the Supreme Court in a matter to do with the denial of access of a young child to education at a primary school because of her hairstyle. Like many of you, I’m extremely concerned about the…
Kingston, 27 July 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the Reggae star, Buju Banton, on winning the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song competition. Buju Banton emerged winner of the competition on Sunday (yesterday) with his song titled, ‘I Am A Jamaican’…
Kingston, 21 July 2020 – The 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Album titled ‘Jamaica Festival 2020 Song Competition’ is now listed at number 13 on the Apple Music Reggae Album Chart. “This is great news for our country and for the finalists,” said Minister Grange as she reacted to the news.…
Kingston, 30 June 2020 – In a major development, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced plans to take the top ten entries in the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition to the world. “I’m really happy to announce that we’re going to be…
THE EDITOR: I write in response to the Letter of the Day published in The Gleaner of June 17, titled ‘Festival song competitors are shafted’ , which contains misinformation and incorrect assumptions. The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is not, and has never been, restricted to ‘amateurs’, whether as performers, writers…

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I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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