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The Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa has produced the Newsletter “Jamaica 50 Canada Celebrates” as its contribution to sensitizing the community on some of the important aspects of our Independence and of our bilateral relations with Canada, during the 50th anniversary year.

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“A shipment of major works of art from the National Gallery of Jamaica will be brought to the Art Gallery of Mississauga for a show in the summer of 2012”

Mississauga News – May 14, 2011


One Love fills the air at Toronto’s City Hall for Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary launch

National Post

The Caribbean Camera


To Toronto,”One Love” from Jamaica: Canadians Celebrate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary

Sunday, 10 April 2011

The Jamaica 50th (J50) Steering Committee Toronto Chapter will present the City of

Toronto with gifts as a gesture of goodwill and friendship to kick off the celebration

of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence in 2012.

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High Commissioner wants 2012 to be ‘Year of Jamaica in Canada’

Tuesday, 05 April 2011

TORONTO — High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith is

proposing that 2012 be declared the ‘Year of Jamaica in Canada’.

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JTB wins major international award

Friday, 11 February 2011

The marketing of Jamaica’s rich Jewish history and its cultural heritage sites has won

the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) a major international award for excellence.

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Jamaica: Not As Seen On Western News Media

Oxford, Ohio

Friday, January 14, 2011

I write this Op-ed as an African and an Africanist scholar for over two decades with considerable interest in political and economic developments in Africa, as well as countries in the Caribbean, including Cuba and Jamaica.

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Ontario legislature passes Jamaican Independence Day resolution

14 December 2010

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario unanimously passed a resolution brought by a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to recognize August 6, each year, as Jamaican Independence Day throughout the Canadian province.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaica Independence in 2012


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2012 will mark Jamaica’s 50 anniversary of independence, and the community

in Canada has started plans to commemorate this landmark event. The planning

committee ledby Co-Chairs Joe Halstead and Pamela Appelt, includes Canadians

of Jamaican heritage, the Jamaican Diaspora, and friends of Jamaica, who will guide

various initiatives to commemorate and celebrate the event in Canada and Jamaica.

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Plans for Jamaica 50 celebration begin

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The planning for the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence

in 2012 has begun with the appointment of the National Planning Committee.

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Culture Minister Extends Invitation to Jamaicans Overseas to

Come Home for 50th Anniversary


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon Olivia Grange, has extended an

invitation to Jamaicans living overseas to start planning to be in Jamaica for

the country’s 50th anniversary of independence in 2012.

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