Kingston, 29 June 2021 – The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission has completed the process of selecting the finalists for the Jamaica Festival Song Competition for 2021. The selection panel, led by Chief Judge Donovan Germain, has selected 12 finalists, instead of the customary 10, for the professional competition which is…
Kingston, 28 June 2021 – Due to the forecast of thunderstorms, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has cancelled the outdoor concert which was scheduled for International Reggae Day on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Port Royal. Instead, the Ministry will host the world premiere of the docufilm…
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, 24 June 2021 – “It’s in our hands” is the message from the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, to entertainment industry practitioners and members of the public ahead of the reopening of the entertainment sector. The Government has had to restrict activities in…
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, 22 June 2021 - Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, today announced a structured re-opening of the entertainment industry bringing much relief to the sector which has been severely impacted by the measures imposed to contain the spread of covid-19. The Government has contemplated two categories of events:…
 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,…
Kingston, 10 June 21 (JIS) - The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the special support package for members of the entertainment, culture and creative industries has now been increased to $50 million. A sum of $40 million had previously been promised, but due…

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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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