Kingston, 16 August 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has given the following statement at the death of the American singer, Aretha Franklin. Statement on Aretha Franklin “For seven decades, hers was one of the world’s best singing voices. Aretha Franklin, who…
Kingston, August 8 – The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport has said that this year’s Festival Grand Gala “represented more than anything else, the movement of our people and our music through history up to this point.” Speaking in an interview at the Gala at…
Kingston, 31 July 2018 – After many months of planning, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange says she’s satisfied that all is set for Jamaica Festival which begins on Tuesday evening with the annual Emancipation Jubilee, marking 180 years since Full Freedom. Jamaica Festival,…
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness has expressed gratitude to the Government and people of Namibia for naming a street in the capital, Windhoek, in honour of Jamaica’s first national hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey. The street renaming ceremony took place this afternoon (July 23) during Prime Minister…
Kingston, 12 July 2018 – “We promised a bigger and better Festival Song competition for 2018 and we are delivering on it,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, as she announced plans for the staging of the first major event of Jamaica Festival…
Kingston, July 9 - The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has expressed shock and deep sorrow at the sudden passing of Dr Janice Lindsay, Principal Director, Culture and Creative Industries Policy Division in the Ministry. Dr Lindsay died at the University Hospital of the West…
The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has underscored the importance of empowering professionals in the creative industries to operate at an optimum level as it is the creative industries that are now driving modern economies.
“Mr Seaga has in many ways taught us how to value and appreciate our history and culture. He brought significance to much of what we would have taken for granted and so our sense of inquiry into our past is what is helping us to better understand who we are…
Jamaica has been successful in securing a place on yet another high-profile UNESCO Committee. The country was elected unopposed to a seat on the Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), at the General Assembly of the Convention which ended on June 6 in…

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