STATEMENT TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT By the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport The Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP Tuesday, 23 October 2018 Mr Speaker, 153 years ago, on this date — October 23, 1865 — George William Gordon, member of the House of Assembly and the man…
Paris, 11 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has accepted the prestigious UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education which has been awarded to the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation. The prize is given annually to individuals, institutions non-governmental organisations and…
Kingston, 10 October 2018 – Staff members and community volunteers at Abeng Radio 88.7 FM in Accompong, St Elizabeth are to benefit from a three-day training workshop from October 11-13. The workshop, sponsored by UNESCO and the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO — an agency of the Ministry of Culture,…
Paris, 9 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the statue of Jamaican Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce will be unveiled on Sunday, 14 October 2018. The unveiling will take place at a special ceremony at Statue Park in the…
Paris, 8 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has praised the Jamaican fashion pioneer Ivy Ralph who passed away today (Monday). Minister Grange described Mrs Ralph, the inventor of the Kareeba, as "one of the most creative Jamaicans." Minister Grange said:…
Paris, 7 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, shares the grief of the entire entertainment fraternity at the untimely passing of comedienne and media personality Elva Ruddock. Minister Grange said: "Elva was one of those persons who could easily bring sunshine…
Kingston, 5 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is now in Paris, France attending the 205th session of the UNESCO Executive Board. Minister Grange was elected earlier this year to the powerful Executive Board which focuses on the development of policies…
The day is also celebrated as International Day of Non-Violence. Mahatma Gandhi who was born in India on October 2, 1869, is regarded as one of the greatest proponents and practitioner of non-violent protest for civil liberties.
Kingston, 2 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has welcomed the designation by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust of the Blue Lagoon in Portland as a National Monument. The Jamaica National Heritage Trust — an agency of the Ministry of Culture,…

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