Kingston, 26 July 2021 – “The Festival Song is back!” declared the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, after the successful staging of the 2021 competition. The Minister was beaming with satisfaction after the final show and the announcement of the winner live on national…
Kingston, 24 July 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has released the following statement at the passing of Hugh Nash, the former Chairman and Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. Minister’s Statement “I am deeply saddened at the news of…
Kingston, 23 July 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says Independence celebrations this year will be held under the theme, ‘Jamaica 59: Come Mek We Celebrate Online’. “The restrictions of covid-19 limit what we can do and limit our gatherings, but we…
Kingston, 8 July 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced major changes to the gospel song component of the annual Jamaica Festival. “Whereas in the past it was the Jamaica Gospel Song competition, this year it is the Jamaica Gospel Star…
Kingston, 7 July 2021 – The songs vying to become the Jamaica Festival Song for 2021 are now available for download and streaming on the major music streaming services including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora and Spotify. The album — Jamaica Festival 2021 Song Competition — with the 12…
A guide to a safe re-opening of the events sector Please note: Small Events (100 people or less) are exempt from this process, and should apply directly to the Municipal Corporation in their Parish. CLASSIFICATION OF EVENTS Small Events (up to 100 persons at the event) Large Events (more than…
Kingston, 23 June 2021 — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, yesterday, June 22, delivered a Statement in Parliament to mark the 73rd Anniversary of the arrival of the ship, MV Empire Windrush, in the United Kingdom on June 22, 1948. The ship transported Jamaican…
 Kingston, 13 June 2021 - The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that in spite of the negative impact of the covid-19 pandemic, which caused the closure of the Institute of Jamaica, it has allowed the Institute time to assess, re-tool, re-engineer and…
Kingston, 10 June 2021— The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that Jamaica was elected to a seat on the Intergovernmental Committee for the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Jamaica’s elevation took place on Friday,…

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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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