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JIS captures 50 years of history in photo album

Friday, July 20, 2012    

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THE Jamaica information service (JIS) on Wednesday launched a captivating photo album highlighting important milestones of Jamaica's journey since Independence.

Our Golden Jubilee, Snapshots of Post-Independent Jamaica 1962-2012 was unveiled in a colourful ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston to rave reviews from a large audience.

The publication is in celebration of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of Independence and has over 50 images depicting seminal moments in the nation's life through the decades.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Sandrea Falconer commended the JIS for its foresight and creativity in developing the publication. "This timely and welcome publication and our presence here this evening is an expression of support for that thrust to document our life as a nation," she said.

"With this publication, Jamaicans at home and abroad and friends of Jamaica, have been provided with a unique opportunity to relive some of the special moments in the story of our glorious independence journey," Minister Falconer added.

She noted that the publication did not just capture Jamaica to the world, but the world to Jamaica, as seen in photos such as those of Pope John Paul II, Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Martin Luther King Jnr, Queen Elizabeth II and many other dignitaries who visited the island.

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