...and where to find it...
Jamaican News comes from the Television Programs, the Radio and various newspapers: both National and Local.
First we look at what's available and how you can access it.
Firstly an overview of the newspapers (and a little history) of what's available, and where to find it.
The second part of the Jamaican News is a rotating list of articles about Caribbean Travel generally, which will include Jamaican topics every now and then.
Each time you log in there may be a different set of articles to choose from. These are not necessarily up to the minute news items but general topics.
The third part of the Jamaican News page is an ever changing list of everyday sayings and quotations: just for fun and enjoyment.
But first, what would Jamaican News be without Jamaica Newspapers?
Over History, there have been many Jamaica Newspapers.
The Tralawny and Public Advertiser, for example was a four page publication that made all the local island news available from the 1870's. The Falmouth Post and General Advertiser was also published in Falmouth, Jamaica, and again it existed in the late 1800's.
The Jamaica Witness, The Cornwall Chronicle and General Advertiser, The Jamaica Courant and Public Advertiser, the Jamaica Creole and the Galls Newsletter were all, at one time, (some as early as the 1750's!) Jamaica Newspapers carrying Jamaican News, especially the local births, deaths and shipping news.
Today, the Island is served by The Gleaner, a newspaper that commenced publication in 1834, and the Jamaica Observer.
Both of these have online copies or E-Copies.
The Jamaica Gleaner can be found at:
The Jamaica Observer can be found at:
Both of these daily newspapers, between them, cover most of the Jamaican News.
A Little News History...
Jamaica Gleaner - Jamaica's Oldest Newspaper
By Guest Writer Pollux Parker
Launched on September 13, 1834 by real-life brothers Jacob and Joshua de Cordova, the Jamaica Gleaner is the oldest operating newspaper in Jamaica and the whole of Caribbean.
Jamaica Gleaner was originally named as "The Gleaner and Weekly Compendium of News." It started as a morning broadsheet that was being published six times in one week.
The Company behind The Gleaner, also called with the same name, published a Sunday paper called "Sunday Gleaner" and an evening tabloid paper known as "The Star." International copies of The Gleaners were published in countries like Canada, the United States, and United Kingdom.
The newspaper was first published during a critical period in Jamaica. During that time, the period of slavery was about to end. The Newspaper grew in sales when the owners decided to use advertisement sheets to advertise goods that are being sold.
The first copy of The Gleaner featured a mission statement from the editors promising its readers to "please, amuse and to inform while holding domestic life sacred no attacks on private lives would be made."
After three months of its first publication, the name of the newspaper was changed to "The Gleaner: A Weekly Family Newspaper devoted to Literature, Morality, the Arts and Sciences and Amusements."
After two years, in 1836, The Gleaner added four more pages and started to be published six times a week, except on Sundays. The advertisement sheets were being distributed freely and the newspaper's subscribers receive their copies as early as six in the morning.
In 1897, The Gleaner was converted to a public company. At present, The Gleaner remains the leading newspaper in Jamaica, employing 500 people, and with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Montego Bay, and Kingston.
Pollux Parker is an adventurer who loves discovering secret island getaways in each country he visits. Pollux also likes to collect the Jamaican flag at http://www.republic-flag.com/jamaican-flag.html
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/
Latest Articles and News from Jamaica and the Caribbean...just click on the article titles to expand.
Beaches, Resorts, Foods, Drinks, Activities and more...HERE!
Two FREE Books: