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The planning for the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence in 2012 has begun with the appointment of the National Planning Committee.

The Jamaican cabinet has approved the membership of the committee, which includes the ministries of culture, tourism and other government bodies, the opposition party, Jamaica’s private sector, youth organizations, religious and civic groups, the Diaspora, sports, entertainment academia and other sectors.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia “Babsy” Grange will chair the committee.

In making the announcement Grange said, “the wide membership reflected the government’s commitment to celebrations that are comprehensive, reflecting all elements of the country’s prowess; inclusive, engaging Jamaicans everywhere and inspiratio­nal.”

In executing its mandate to lead the planning and implementation of the celebrations, the committee will be required to “ensure maximum exposure and enhancement of Jamaica’s image across the world.”

According to the minister, “In 2012 the world will feel the full power of the black, green and gold. The celebrations must bring about meaningful change and create opportunities for national development. They must bring us together as one proud Jamaican family spread across the globe. They must help to show the world the positives of Jamaica - the warmth and creativity of our people, the beauty of our island, the vibrance of our culture, the brilliance of our sportspeople. But very importantly too, the Jamaica 50 celebrations must create opportunities for the economic advancement of Jamaicans. That is the challenge for the Committee.”

Although the period of celebration will be from January to December 2012 with activities taking place in Jamaica and its Diaspora, the main celebrations will take place between July and Independence Day, Aug. 6.

Other national events, which are traditionally celebrated during the year will be themed to the celebration. They include: Jamaica Day in schools on the last Friday in February: Jamaica international invitational track meet in May, Worker’s week and Labor Day in May, competitions in the National Festival of the Arts from February to July, National Heritage Week and Heroes’ Day in October, promoters and event organizer’s will be approached to incorporate the theme of Jamaica 50 to their programs for 2012.

The committee is also expected to ensure exposure of Jamaica through the promotion of economic activities in trade fairs, conferences and festivals around the Olympics, especially in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Updated 4:46 pm, July 9, 2018
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Seymour Mclean from London says:
Dear Black History studies
Please find our circular to The Jamaican Deputy High Commissioner, concerning the Jamaican Golden Jubilee celebrations and the London Olympics, please advise us if you can help our Jamaican Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Seymour Mclean

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Subject: Jamaica High Commission in London, reaping the Jamaican Golden Jubilee London 2012.
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:15:17 0000



Joan Thomas Edwards

Deputy High Commissioner’s Office:

Jamaica High Commission

1-2 Prince Consort Rd
London SW7 2BZ. 30th January 2011.



Dear Deputy High Commissioner, and staff of the Jamaica High Commission in London, International representatives of Jamaica, please accept our Jamaica Golden Jubilee greetings and best wishes for the Jamaican Golden Jubilee Olympic team.



We are recommended to you by Mrs June Daley, concerning the reaping of the Jamaican Golden Jubilee. Mrs Daley can produce a number of communications including from the Office of Mr Speaker concerning the reaping of the Jamaican Golden Jubilee.



The purpose of this communication is to alert you and the Jamaican Government of the objectives of the Jamaican Golden Jubilee.



To obtain digital copies of the 550 looted Ethiopian manuscripts in England today as the basis of our Jamaica International Golden Jubilee celebrations.
For the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England to provide a copy of the Book of “St Tekla Haymoniot and the Riches of Kings” for the Churches of Jamaica.
To inculcate the Jamaican Golden Jubilee memorandum and Constitutional foundation into the Jamaican education system.
To promote a head to head clash between the Jamaican Golden Jubilee Olympic team and the British Diamond Jubilee Olympic Team.
That the British Olympic Association provide equal training facilities for the full Jamaican Olympic team taking part in all 38 sporting disciplines, and for the British Diamond Jubilee Olympic team to share the Jamaican “riding the riddim training strategy”. To agree a Golden Jubilee team manager and team head coach.


Please review the letter from the President of Addis Ababa University, requesting a musical campaign for the return of the looted church treasures, see hyperlink. Seymour Mclean wish to inform you that, the article TITLE: Endorsement letter for Magdala from Afromet has been published.

http://www.modernghana.com/news/281611/1/endorsement-letter-for-magdala-from-afromet.html

I wish to inform you that, the article TITLE...: (AFROMET) Memorandum on the Loot from Maqdala (Ethiopia) has...... been published....

http://www.modernghana.com/news/281969/1/afromet-memorandum-on-the-loot-from-maqdala-ethiop.html



The Voice, Guardian and French Point of View newspapers value the treasures at over 3 Billion sterling, only a handful of the Ethiopian Royal Chronicles have been translated into English, some of the Books of the Ethiopian Dengal Maryam have been published in English, the Reggae music industry can inculcate the Ethiopian language and the Ethiopian Royal Chronicles as a basis of a new approach to Jamaican spiritual and cultural education.

The over one million Jamaican/Caribbean/African peoples living in England will be the focal point of a major effort to provide incentives material and spiritual to inculcate a Golden Jubilee mentality to reap the Jamaican Olympic Golden Jubilee in London 2012.

I will send a copy of this email to Mrs June Daley, and to members of the Jamaican community in England for urgent considerations. Our Action Now policy is based on our areas of agreement, where we agree on matters of common interest we will take action now.

I will send a copy of this communication to Jamaica.



We are reminded that the Queen Elizabeth 2nd, is also Queen of Jamaica. And that the Government of England can provide archived material concerning Jamaica from 1655-1962, unknown to Jamaicans today, that the dead shall not have died in vain.



I am Seymour Mclean.
Feb. 2, 2011, 10:29 am
Seymour Mclean from London says:
Councillor Edward Lister, Leader of the Council
The Leader's Office
The Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 2PU 22-1-11





Dear Councillor Lister,

Please find a copy of our correspondence with our local MP Jane Ellison , and the Office of Mr Speaker dated 18th January 2011.



We have no confidence in our local MP, she has never replied to our emails and letters concerning a matter we also brought to your attention for the Wandsworth Black History program, leading to a presentation by the keeper of the British Library archives in Battersea library, are you able to review this whole matter, and help to apply a quality test to our 5 year development plan for the long term unemployed?



In February we will start to lobby the students of South Thames College and South Bank University to help our Golden Jubilee campaign, and prepare for the London Olympics, can you as Leader of the Council request an answer from Jane Ellison, the MP for Battersea on the 5 points we have raised, and in the interest of the long term unemployed in Wandsworth and South London?



Is this a matter the Leader of Wandsworth Council can help with?





I am Seymour Mclean



Please find copy in post.



Jane Ellison MP

House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

18th January 2011





Dear Jane Ellison MP for Battersea.

Please find a copy letter from the Office of Mr Speaker asking us to write to you as our Member of Parliament.



You have never replied to any of our emails or letters, and we are convinced both you and your predecessor Mr Martin Linton, have failed to continue the work started by John Bowis, when He was MP for Battersea.



I would be impossible to give you a full briefing at this stage, we are known by the Foreign Office and Department of National Heritage, we are also in contact with the Office of the Prime Minister.



How can you help?

(1) First you can request any information the Foreign Office and Dept of National Heritage has on my campaign.

(2) We are asking for your help and support in our attempt to lift a major portion of the unemployed community in Wandsworth and South London area into self employment, based on our 5 year development plan.

(3) How can Her Majesty the Queen as Head of State of Jamaica help Jamaica to celebrate our Golden Jubilee?

(4) What assistance can Her Majesty’s Government give the Jamaican Community in Wandsworth and England to celebrate our Golden Jubilee?

(5) How can the President and Officials of the BOA, help Jamaica to make up a full team of Olympians, share in the Jamaican “riding the riddim coaching stragety” and prepare a head to head against the British and Jamaican Olympic teams.



Please find a copy of communications sent to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and York, reflecting our objectives for the Jamaican Golden Jubilee, and copies from Conservative central office and the |European Commission concerning the looted Ethiopian treasures in England today valued at over 3 Billion sterling.



I am Seymour Mclean
Feb. 2, 2011, 10:37 am
Seymour Mclean from Jamaican Community says:
Our Golden Jubilee belebrations has kicked off in London, the 550 looted Ethiopian manuscripts in England today is the focal point of a strong campaign to reap the Golden Jubilee, the Ethiopian Royal chronicles contained in the Ethiopian manuscripts taken at Magdala will reveal the spiritual and cultural education of Africa before the European invasion and scramble.

The contents of the looted Ethiopian manuscripts have never been released to the peoples of the Commonwealth, and as the OAU celebrate our Golden Jubilee in 2013, we implore the Jamaican musicians to carry our Golden Jubilee celebrations into Africa 2013, and the creation of the OAU in 1963.
Feb. 19, 2011, 7:28 am
marie from florida says:
Announcements are made that plans are on the way. Minister Grange announced that it will be a year long celebration and no dates have been announced. Please minister and planning committee if you are interested in people from other parts of the world to be a part of this, then dates will have to be announced shortly.Some people have to plan ahead for vacation and just vacationing with their family.Any information please forward to www.crazyjamaica.com
Oct. 13, 2011, 10:54 am
jamaica5- from Bronx says:
If you are in New York on August 4, 2012, celebrate Jamaica's 50th Independence with Jamaica's King of Comedy, Oliver Samuels, joined by many of his friends. For more info please check the website at: www.jamaica50anniversary.com. You can also find more info on Facebook at, www.facebook.com/jamaica.anniversary.
Jan. 16, 2012, 8:43 pm
R. Wright from Bronx says:
If you have not made plans to celebrate Jamaica's 50th Independence and you are in the New York/Tri-State area, join host, Oliver Samuels and friends. Please check our website for a lineup of guest here, www.jamaica50anniversary.com

We promise you this will be an unforgettable evening, of celebrating our rich culture and heritage over the past 50 years. Oliver Samuels will be traveling from Jamaica to help us make this grand event a very special occasion. Please........join us.
March 11, 2012, 12:56 am
R. Wright from Bronx says:
If you have not made plans to celebrate Jamaica's 50th Independence and you are in the New York/Tri-State area, join host, Oliver Samuels and friends. Please check our website for a lineup of guest here, www.jamaica50anniversary.com

We promise you this will be an unforgettable evening, of celebrating our rich culture and heritage over the past 50 years. Oliver Samuels will be traveling from Jamaica to help us make this grand event a very special occasion. Please........join us.
March 11, 2012, 12:56 am

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