Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, is inviting Jamaicans at home and abroad to celebrate the Spirit of Independence with vibrant and creative displays of the national colors: black, green, and gold.
“The theme for the Independence celebration this year is ‘Resilient and Strong… Let’s Celebrate Jamaica 58’, because despite all that we are facing as a people, especially now with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the world, we still have our indomitable, ‘likkle but talawah’ Spirit. ” Minister Grange said.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Jamaican-born Laken Tomlinson will be the starting left guard for the 49ers. For Tomlinson, this is a dream come true. Born on the western coast in Savanna-la-mar, Jamaica on February 9, 1992, the only sport the 27 year-old NFL star knew was soccer, which he played barefooted with other kids in the neighborhood. Leaving his father behind, he migrated to the United States in 2003 at age 11 with his mother, Audrey Wilson and three siblings- Guhvane,Chelsea and Jehmaul- to Chicago, Illinois thanks to his maternal grandparents who immigrated from Jamaica to the United States in the 1980s to help pave the way for greater opportunities for his family.
Jamaican-American Ashleigh Johnson is the best female water polo player in the world for the fourth time in ten years (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019) by Swimming World Magazine.
BROWARD COUNTY, Florida — On November 19, 2019, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners unanimously elected Jamaican-American Dale VC Holness mayor of Broward County in Florida. Holness, the first Jamaican-American to serve as mayor, has served for the past year as vice mayor. Former State Senator and House Representative Steve Geller was also unanimously chosen by the commission as the new vice mayor of the County.
Maryland-based David 'Wagga' Hunt Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to 19 Jamaican students of Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High.