Friday, 20 July 2018 21:40

London, 20 July 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has paid a visit to Jamaican singer and actor Count Prince Miller at hospital in the United Kingdom.

Count Prince Miller, who is based in the United Kingdom, is “regarded as one of the pioneers who took Jamaica’s music to the world,” said Minister Grange.

The Minister expressed best wishes and appreciation to Miller for his role as a cultural ambassador.

Minister Grange learnt that Miller was critically ill and was hospitalised when she arrived in London, en route to Windhoek where the Government of Namibia will bestow a special honour on National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey.

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Monday, 30 April 2018 15:54

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport celebrates the art of John Dunkley and also this genre that we call the 'Intuitives' in Jamaica.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 18:12

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Gender, Culture, Entertainment and Sport, says she is “delighted” that the Bustamante Museum has been “returned to a state that is befitting of the man for whom it is named.”

Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:21

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment has hailed the contribution of Boys Town to the development of O’Neil Gordon “Collie’ Smith, as one of West Indies cricket’s greatest all-rounders.

Friday, 16 March 2018 19:56

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, questions Professor Brian McFarlane on what inspired the paintings in his new exhibition ‘Fragments of time II’ now on display at Olympia Gallery in St Andrew. The exhibition, which marks the 40-year milestone of Professor McFarlane’s career, opened on Thursday, March 15.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:44

Kingston, February 22 - Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange is bemoaning the destruction of the St. Ann’s Bay Methodist Church, in St. Ann that went up in flames early Tuesday morning.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:21

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday, February 23, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 23:01

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says the Ministry’s two-day workshop on Textile Conservation and Preservation which opened today at the Knutsford Court Hotel is part of the preparations for the establishment of the National Sport Museum.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 18:31

Kingston, January 8, 2017 – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange says her Ministry will be expanding its Economic Opportunities Workshop programme to include the Maroon community of Accompong.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 17:43

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that thirty-one natural and cultural world heritage sites across 29 countries are vulnerable to a range of climate change related impacts.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 16:24

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has noted with sadness the passing of former Scotts Hall Maroon Colonel, Noel Prehay.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 17:18

Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, announced that the Government is committed to the declaration and development of six lots on the Pinnacle lands in Sligoville, St. Catherine as a heritage site for the Rastafarian community.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:07

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has commenced discussions with members of the Rastafarian community in Jamaica on the issue of the preservation of Rastafarian intangible cultural heritage. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:41

The CARICOM Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally started its Jamaica leg today with the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, handing over the Baton to the Head Boy and Head Girl of Paul Bogle High School in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:48

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says that she is looking forward to Devon House with a newly expanded ice-cream parlour and other developments there becoming one of the main locations for authentic Jamaican food.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:37

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has welcomed cultural cooperation initiatives now under negotiation between the National Library of Jamaica and the Black Cultural Archives of the United Kingdom (UK).

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:31

“I am happy for the exposure and for the new markets that my designs will potentially be introduced to through this CARIFESTA experience,” said Paula Hurlock, Jamaican fashion designer, as she beamed with delight after showcasing her designs at the Grand Market Fashion at the weeklong Caribbean Arts Festival (CARIFESTA) being held in Barbados.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:27

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has announced that from this year, September 1 will be observed as the date on which the nation officially commemorates the Kendal Train Crash.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:23

As she unveiled the Gateway sign leading to Jamaica’s first World Heritage site, the Blue and John Crow Mountains this morning, the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, promised to do more in the coming months to assist the parish of St. Thomas to earn more from its cultural assets.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:19

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced an expansion of the Culture Passport programme which enables holders to access some of Jamaica’s prominent heritage sites and cultural events free of charge or at a reduced cost.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:10

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says although Jamaica’s term on the World Heritage Committee is coming to an end, “Jamaica will continue to lobby for Small Island Developing States on matters relating to World Heritage.”

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:56

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has expressed gratitude to the Government and people of Japan for gifts that were handed over to the Institute of Jamaica.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:50

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange says that entry to this year’s Emancipation Jubilee will be free of cost.

Friday, 28 October 2016 18:02

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange, today announced that the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) through the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica (ACIJ) will play a major role in bridging the gap between the Government of Jamaica and cultural communities across the island.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:54

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange, has officially launched the Miss Lou Archives at the National Library of Jamaica.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:34

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange, has described the new Peter Tosh Museum as one of the most important music heritage sites in Kingston.

Friday, 16 September 2016 17:03

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, through its agency, the National Gallery of Jamaica, will be moving to implement strategic programmes to encourage and facilitate the development of art to improve the quality of life for all Jamaicans.

Sunday, 14 August 2016 16:44

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) are ramping up efforts, to promote and protect Jamaica’s artefacts. 

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:36

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says her Ministry is working closely with the Ministry of Tourism towards maximising earnings from culture and entertainment.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:11

The Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, wishes to advise of the following updates on the planned activities for our Emancipation and Independence Celebrations: 

 

  • The Independence Village at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre will re-open on Wednesday, August 3 and remain open until Sunday, August 7. The admission to Independence Village is free of cost from noon to 5 p.m. daily. 

 

 

  •  The nightly entertainment at the Independence Village will resume as per schedule: 
    •  Wednesday, August 3, Mello Go Roun’ at 8 p.m.; 
    •  Thursday, August 4, World Reggae Dance Championship at 8 p.m. ;
    •   Friday, August 5, Reggae to Rio at 8 p.m. 

 

 

  • The Grand Gala will be held on Independence Day, Saturday, August 6 at the National Stadium starting at 6 p.m. 

 

 

  • The Grand Gala Viewing Party will be held at the Independence Village starting at 6 p.m. 

 

 

  • The Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Coronation will now be held on Sunday, August 7 at the Independence Village starting at 7 p.m.  The presold price offer for the Coronation will be extended until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. 

 

 

  • The Festival Bandwagon and other parish activities organised by the JCDC, will resume on Wednesday, August 3. 

 

 

  •  The Fashion Greets Music Show has been cancelled and the Aunty Roachy Festival will be merged with the planned celebrations of the Anniversary of the birth of the Honourable Louise Bennett Coverley, OM, OJ, to be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. 

 

Tickets for the aforementioned events, where applicable, will remain valid for the new dates.

Minister Grange noted, “We are thankful that the storm has passed quickly without causing much damage; but our hearts go out to those who’ve been affected by flooding. As we resume the Jamaica 54 celebrations, let us remember our brothers and sisters who are affected at this time.  I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Independence Village.  Let us all “Wear it Gold and Stripe It Bold”, and “Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright”. 

Monday, 01 August 2016 16:09

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has called on all store owners and operators of public and private sector entities to decorate their windows, business places and town centres in the national colours, in an effort to depict the ‘spirit of independence’.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:05

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has announced the inclusion of ‘Saga Boy’ and ‘Tan Tan’, two iconic pieces from the Trinidad carnival, by renowned Trinidadian artist, Peter Minshall, in this year’s Grand Gala.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:00

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has hailed the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for its continued efforts in promoting Jamaica’s rich culture and creative talents.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:35

Culture and Entertainment Minister, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says positioning the country’s culture at the centre of the Government’s Sustainable Development Agenda is a key objective of her Ministry.

Monday, 11 July 2016 18:20

Culture and Entertainment Minister, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says the Government of Jamaica, through her Ministry, will be recommencing the maintenance programme for all sites belonging to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) starting with the Seville Great House, to be positioned at the centre of cultural activities in St Ann.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:31

Culture Minister, the Honourable Olivia “Babsy” Grange has announced that Professor Verene Shepherd and Mrs. Laleta Davis Mattis will co-chair the National Commission on Reparations. 

Friday, 20 May 2016 17:20

As Jamaica joins the rest of the world in observing International Museum Day today May 18, under the theme, ‘Museums and Cultural landscapes,’ Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to public and private sector institutions and individuals who understand the value of museums and have sought to promote museums within the wider national community.

Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:24

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will lead  the symbolic signing of the funding agreement between Jamaica and UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Ministry’s Trafalgar Road office in Kingston. This agreement covers the revision of the National Culture Policy of Jamaica which was drafted in 2003. 

Friday, 22 April 2016 17:15

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, at a press conference at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), welcomed His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle - Selassie and his wife, Princess Saba Kebede, to Jamaica on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the State Visit of Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, to Jamaica on April 21, 1966. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:10

“We are protecting the Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage site not only for ourselves, but for the people of the world,” declared Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, as she unveiled the gateway signs, introducing the people of Papine and its surrounding communities to the fact that the university town is a major gateway to Jamaica’s first World Heritage Site.

Thursday, 14 April 2016 20:04

Jamaica will join the rest of the world in observing World Heritage Day under the theme ‘The Heritage of Sport’.

MCGES

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We believe that culture is the great equaliser and transformer that makes ordinary men and women great.

We believe that gender equality is essential in a modern society.

We believe that an entertained person is a happy person and happy persons make happy societies.

We believe that physical activity enhances lives and sport is the medicine that heals and corrects.

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