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Jamaica 55 Gospel Night

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Our Journey to 55 years of independence

Jamaica is fifty-five and what an Independence journey it’s been. The journey has been froth with challenges, difficulties and frustrations of a people, the majority of whose ancestry hails from a glorious past in Africa, but who were captured and forcibly removed from their homeland.

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Our Legacy Projects

The celebrations will not just be a year of entertainment events. As such, the Secretariat, in collaboration with ministries and private sector entities, has produced a list of legacy projects, both tangible and intangible, that will ensure lasting legacies well beyond the celebratory year, accruing benefits for generations to come.

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Jamaica 55 Event Updates

The Jamaica 55 day celebrations will feature a year full of exciting events and special occasions. Keep up to the date with the following list of events.

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Kingston and St Andrew Homecoming Week 2017

December 16, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Fireworks on the Waterfront

December 01, 2017

Jamaica 55 Sports Festival featuring Youth Football teams of Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Birmingham City

November 01, 2017

Jamaica 55 Heritage Festival

October 01, 2017

Jamaica 55 National Heritage Service

October 01, 2017


Watch the Jamaica 55 Retrospective Trailer.

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