Black History & Heritage

JAMAICA’S BLACK POLITICAL PIONEERS: Alexander Dixon and Dr Joseph R. Love ONE HUNDRED and twenty-two years ago, on February 1, 1899, Alexander Dixon was elected to the Legislative Council at Headquarters House in Kingston. Dixon, a candidate from St Elizabeth, was the first black man to be elected to the legislature since the Morant Bay [...]

February 23rd, 2021|

JNHT Bids Farewell to Dr. Patrick Bennett

The Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (MCGES), are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Patrick Bennett. Dr. Patrick Bennett was employed to the JNHT as Executive Director from January 1993 to May 1999. During his [...]

February 1st, 2021|

Seville Emancipation Jubilee: The Virtual Edition “Celebrating Our Roots And Culture”

Each year, on July 31st to August Mawnin, the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, a statutory agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, hosts the Emancipation Vigil at Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann.  It is done to honour all the enslaved Africans who have lived and died on the Seville Plantation.  The [...]

July 29th, 2020|

UTech, Jamaica Unveils JNHT Heritage Plaques on National Monuments at Papine Campus

The University of Technology, Jamaica today unveiled the official Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) plaques for four of the recently designated heritage sites on the Papine Campus. The unveiling ceremony was held at one of the heritage sites, the Drawing Room, which holds particular historical importance, as it served as the first home of two [...]

September 24th, 2019|

Emancipation Jubilee 2019 -Celebrating Our Roots and Culture

Tickets for Emancipation Jubilee can be collected at the outlets below: TASTEE Cross RoadPortmoreOcho RiosMontego BayFalmouthMandeville JCDC PARISH OFFICES Kingston and St. Andrew (Louise Bennett Garden Theatre)TrelawnySt. AnnSt. MarySt. James For further information contact Mrs. Kimberly McLaughlin  at +1 876 499- 2772 |

July 19th, 2019|