Jamaica 1993

Danielle Watson

Tuesday, August 21, 2012    

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1 January 13: Jamaica experienced an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale.

2 January 15: The Jamaican Observer is launched by owner Gordon 'Butch' Stewart. It was first published on March 7, 1993. Ever since then it has been one of Jamaica's trusted sources of news.

3 February 2: The first two dollar bill was administered in Jamaica, with our National Hero Paul Bogle being on it. The watermark for the two dollar bill was a pineapple, and at the back of this note was a picture of school children. That same design is replicated on the commemorative Jamaica 50 notes.

4 February 23: Tony Rebel, a popular Jamaican reggae artiste, released his famous album Vibes Of The Time, which included the popular reggae song Sweet Jamaica, which speaks of the virtues to living in Jamaica.

5 February 24: Shabba Ranks wins a Grammy Award, for the second consecutive time. This time he copped the award for the album entitled Xtra Naked.

6 July 15: The Jewish Cemetery located at 1 Hunt's Bay in St Andrews, Montego Bay, was declared a national monument.

7 August 11: Reggae Sumfest was held for the first time. It was held in Montego Bay.

8 August 13-22: Merlene Ottey was named Ambassador of Jamaica after she won her gold medal at the world championships, Gotllieb Damlier Stadium, Stuggart, Germany.

9 October 1: The Cool Runnings movie that featured the Jamaica Bobsled team was produced.

10 November 27: EighTEEN-year-old Lisa Hanna is crowned Miss World 1993. Hanna currently serves as member of Parliament for St Ann South Eastern and minister of youth and culture.



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