Last year Jamieson Daley, in response to Heroes & Heritage Weeks made this amazing video reminding Jamaica of our best and of who we are and our pledge to each other, Jamaica, the world and most importantly to GOD. Happy Independence to Jamaica and all those who love Jamaica.

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Jamaica’s Yona-Knight Wisdom

While Jamaica was still celebrating the worldwide celebration of Emancipation Day, Jamaica’s Yona-Knight Wisdom won the silver medal in diving at the Pan Am games in Peru.

Mexico’s Juan Manuel Celaya scored 435.60 points and achieved gold. Jamaica’s Knight-Wisdom was second at 429.90 with the silver, and American Andrew Capobianco took the bronze with 411.25. Knight-Wisdom’s emancipation gift was well received in Jamaica as the accomplished dived continues to instill pride in the citizenry of and lovers of Jamaica.

Knight-Wisdom is Jamaica’s 1st international representative in this competition that rarely sees any Caribbean representation. Knight-Wisdom continues to represent Jamaica and the region at the highest levels.

Yona stated on his twitter page, “we just take a minute to appreciate that this used to be my worst dive on 3m. I just scored 81.6 points on it on 1m and someone even gave it a 9 PLUS I got 429.90 overall someone tell me how that’s possible please”?

Jason Walker

On Wednesday the 5th of June The Jamaican men’s national Football ⚽ team the Reggae Boyz defeated the US men’s national team 1-0 in a friendly warm up to the Gold Cup. The two teams showcased new faces on the pitch along with a few familiar faces.

Picture of Nicholson courtesy of the Jamaica Gleaner

Reggae Boy Shamar Nicholson scored his 1st international goal and put Jamaican on top. The shot was a bullet from 22 yards out. 17,719 fans came out for its first match at Audi Field in Washington DC, USA.

Jamaica’s Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, less than a day after his peers voted him the PFA young player of the year.

Sterling has scored 29 goals for Manchester City and England this season, including a hat-trick for England in the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic, while also helping England’s squad reach this summer’s Nations League finals in Portugal.

The awards also reflect Raheem’s courage to challenge preconceptions and fight racism, which will leave a legacy not just for future generations in football but society as a whole. As a black immigrant in England, Raheem has been the subject of many racist and xenophobic attacks along with being exposed to many victims of such attacks.

He has faced these attacks and played Football with class, grace & bravery. The Jamaican footballer has become an inspiration while playing great football. The Jamaican who now lives in England plays for the English national team and Manchester City.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NIV

Have a blessed and Merry CHRISTmas from the Amani-Walker family.

Alia Atkinson Giorgio Scala

photo credit: Giorgio Scala DeepBlueMedia

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won the gold medal in the 50m breaststroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday.

The world-record holder, who celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday, came from behind to win in 29.05s.

Alia Atkinson OD (Order of Distinction, 5th highest honour one can achieve in Jamaica) has continued as always to represent Jamaica well, in a sport that Jamaica does not have much support in. She has won multiple world championships and broken records. She has done this with amazing humility and grace in a sport that is represented very minimally by Jamaicans or people of colour.

In winning her first gold medal at these championships, the veteran Jamaican held off the challenge of long-time rival Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania who touched in 29.38s. Martina Carraro of Italy won the bronze medal in 29.59s.

The Jamaican set a new world record of 28.56s, this year, lowering her own mark of 28.64 set in 2016.

Buju Banton, arguably Dancehall’s greatest artist, a Grammy award winner, creator of the greatest Dancehall album ever (Til’ Shiloh), an international reggae Icon and much more to Jamaica, the Caribbean, the Reggae and music world, has returned home after 8 years incarcerated in the United States.

The artist who was welcomed by friends and family, joy and love, immediately focused on his loved ones who he has been separated from for so long. Jamaicans in Jamaica and abroad and Reggae lovers around the world celebrated the 7th of December 2018 like never before.

Photo caption: Buju reunited with his daughter.

Already it seems though that Buju AKA Mark Myrie will be working with his original manager, Donovan Germaine. also already celebrating managing Dalton Harris to the historic win in the X-Factor UK. They will definitely be working on some quality music that we all need to be exposed to.

Below is Buju’s father speaking about his son’s return.

Below is a statement from Buju’s team.