Happy 50th Birthday Jamaica!

by Wellesley
(Jamaica)

Today, August 6th, Jamaica celebrate 50 years of political independence from Britain!

For some, independence was a time of, sort of adulthood, coming of age, but for many it was another important step in our freedom journey, continuing from the proclamation of emancipation on August 1, 1834.

We've had our challenges but we have also endured, in fact, more than that, we've achieved much. These include significant headways in press freedom, women empowerment, world class products (music, coffee, rum), world class athletes etc, etc.

It's total jubilation here and the Jamaican spirit is high, moreso because this jubilee coincides with the triumph of our athletes at the Olympics in London; almost everyone I see are in their national colours.

I am almost sure that you too, whereever you are, is probably feeling this vibe too :-)

As I type this tributes are flowing through from all quarters including other national states but I think it's also a time for renewal and reflection as we prepare for another 50 years.

I strongly believe that this is a pivotal moment in our nation's history and what we do here, how we interpret this, could very well determine where we are in the next 50.

Janae sums it up nicely in her winning Jamaica50 poem - "Jamaica Land I Love".

My personal wish for us? That we may uphold the rights of our people and provide more opportunities for them, recognize the value and contribution of our country on the international landscape, identify and work on addressing our weaknesses and capitalizing on our strength areas.

May God continue to bless Jamaica land we love!

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Aug 12, 2012
A VERY HAPPY 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY
by: Martha

As a Panamanian of Jamaican grand parents, I wish all Jamaicans A VERY HAPPY 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY.

Congratulations

Martha
-Panama

Aug 11, 2012
Happy birthday, The One and Only Jamaica
by: Dejana Sovljanski

You are unique on this world, Happy Birthday to you, dear Jamaica!I cant thank you enough because you stayed beautiful with all your natural treasures on land, coast and sea, and on today's "crazy" world, you are one of the rare positive places. Be proud, because you have people with a hart of gold, so strong people with a real Fate in God...
Dear Lord,please continue to bless and protect our Jamaica!
Thank you dear God

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DEAR JAMAICA!

P.S. You are like excellent wine, you're nicer to older!

Aug 11, 2012
Happy Birthday Jamaica
by: Claire Wilson

This beautiful land we call home, blessed abundantly with resources and people with hearts of gold - let us keep striving to maintain our blessings and in all that we do, is pleasing to our Lord and Saviour. God Bless all and everything Jamaican.

Aug 11, 2012
happy birthday & TQ
by: phebectj

HI THERE,
happy birthday to Jamaica. Also a very big thank you to this site which has so many informations about Jamaica. I have just used this site's info for my last Wednesday World Music presentation at school. I chose the country Jamaica and i presented succesfully. once again, happy birthday Jamaica!! =) May God bless Jamaica.

Phebechin from
Malaysia.

Aug 10, 2012
50 Not Out!
by: Brenton

Happy 50th Independence to Jamaica and all Jamaicans, the rising star of the Caribbean.

Aug 09, 2012
50 strong
by: Anonymous

Blood, sweat and tears paid the price and gave us the this day. So lets reflect, give thanks and continue to improve. 50 gone a 1000,1000 more years to come.

Aug 08, 2012
Happy Birthday Jamaica!
by: Benjamin

Happy Birthday Jamaica!!

I soon hope to tack my kids here to visit Jamaica and see her lovey things!

Aug 07, 2012
Happy Birthday
by: Bee

Happy Golden Birthday Jamaica!!
It's Jamaica’s beauty that captures your attention; personality captures your heart.

Aug 07, 2012
THANK YOU LORD
by: SOPHIA

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE TO ALL MY JAMAICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND WELL WISHERS WHO HAVE HELP OUR ISLAND JAMAICA TO REACH THIS MILESTONE OF 50 YEARS.I MISS HOME BUT AS YOU ENJOY AND CELEBRATE PLEASE BE SAFE.BIG UPS ALSO TO OUR OLYMPIANS IN LONDON WHO ARE FLYING OUR FLAG HIGH THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH ONE LOVE JAMAICA.

Aug 07, 2012
Jamaica, Independent and Free.......
by: chris

One Love Jamaica, Happy Birthday!!!!!!Let the people come together and feel allright!!!!!!

Aug 07, 2012
Jamaica, Independent and Free.......
by: chris

One Love Jamaica, Happy Birthday!!!!!!Let the people come together and feel allright!!!!!!

Aug 07, 2012
feliz 50 aniversario jamaica
by: Anonymous

Que dios siga bendiciendo a Jamaica, les deseo todas las bendiciones del universo.
feliz 50 aniversario Jamaica.
allen

Aug 07, 2012
Why are you so wonderful, Jamaica.
by: Clement Keith

Happy 50th birthday Jamaica. I may have left your shores but the love will always be intense and constant. That is why I visit as often as I can. I hope that the people who are trying to 'brukup' our land will be sent packing by the good people and the law enforcers of our great country, as soon as possible.
True love and regards.

Aug 07, 2012
50 years jamaica
by: christine clark rae

i may have been born in england but my heart is in jamaica, the birthplace of my grandfather.
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY JAMAICA

Aug 07, 2012
HAPPY BDAY JAMAICA
by: Anonymous

HAPPY BDAY TO A GREAT PEOPLE AND ISLAND.

Aug 07, 2012
Happy Birthday Jamaica
by: Mike Tuck

Happy Birthday/ Independence Day to all the loving people of Jamaica. May your poor continue to protect the natural resources of your island and it's seas. Don't take your home for granted.

You may be poor in money and material things but your rich in love and happiness that only God provides. Don't fall in the same trap the American middle class has of letting your own government betray you by stealing the wealth of your lands.

Rastafari, Christian, Buddist, Muslim, Hindu or other people of faith, were all looking for the same happiness, love and devotion to one another.Lay down your anger and hate for all it will bring in the end is pain.

I wish I could visit your paradise once more before I leave this world, but paradise is all around us all in every acre of earth this planet has. Were all to busy chasing golden idles to notice it, so stop, be forever satisfied. God bless you all in Jamaica, Happy 50th!!!!!!

Aug 06, 2012
Thanks for Life's Lessons Jamaica
by: Vonnie from West Palm

My precious Jamaica Happy Happy 50th Birthday to you. Thanks for the Lessons you have taught me over the years. I am so very proud and honored to be called a Jamaican. Although I left you while I was still a child the Lessons I learned from you are instilled for a lifetime Lessons I have taught my children Lessons I learned so well Happy Birthday I wish you prosperity I wilson you Peace I wish you Economic growth and strenghth Most of all I wish you God's Blessings Protection guide and blessings Happy Birthday I love you with the deepest and most genuine Love happy Birthday I Love You

Aug 06, 2012
your day
by: ERIC

Happy Birthday see you soon

Aug 06, 2012
your day
by: ERIC

Happy Birthday see you soon

Aug 06, 2012
Happy Birthday Jamaica!
by: Junior

PEACE!

Aug 06, 2012
Happy 50th
by: John & Nancy

Happy 50th Ja from a Jamerican and glad that you will have many more....John & Nancy

Aug 06, 2012
Happy 50th
by: Anonymous

Happy 50th Ja from a Jamerican and glad that you will have many more....John & Nancy

Aug 06, 2012
Happy Birthday Jamaica
by: Marcia

Jamaica I love you. Happy 50th birthday!

Indianapolis, Indiana
USA

Aug 06, 2012
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY JAMAICA
by: Janjaye

Happy Birthday JAMAICA. We pray that peace, love and unity will be among us as we strive for better of our country and the nation. I need your support to move along, do join me as we move along for another 50.

MY HEART IS FILLED WITH JOY

Aug 06, 2012
Happy Birthday
by: Tom Boggs

Happy 50th Birthday, Jamaica!!

Aug 06, 2012
Jamaica land we love
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday land we love

Aug 06, 2012
Happy B/day
by: Anonymous

Jamaica land of beauty we promise faithfully , to serve thee with our talents and bring our gifts to thee
Jamaica we. Will always in honor of thy name work steadfastly and wisely and never bring thee shame from river side to mountain , from Canfield to the sea we all salute Jamaica
Triumphant , proud and free.
Nuff blessings
JAMAICA .


Aug 06, 2012
Happy Birthday
by: Novelette

Happy 50th Birthday Jamaica,The Land Of My Births, The Home Of My families Out Of Many One People

Aug 06, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMAICA
by: Marcia -Jamaican Brownin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMAICA, YOU COME A FAR WAY. WE HAVE SEEN CHANGES FROM MUSIC, MONEY,PEOPLE AND FOOD. POLITICAL PARTIES CHANGE FROM PEOPLE ENJOYING THEMSELVES TO COLORS THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. JAMAICA U NICE YAAA. CELEBRATE AND BRING EVERYONE TOGETHER. HAPPY 50TH.

Aug 06, 2012
Jamaica 50th
by: Margie

HAPPY 50th TO JAMAICA, THE LAND OF MY BIRTH. BIG-UP TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE YARDIE THEM. THE FIRST TING THIS MORNING ON MY WAY OUT IN MY CAR, I HAD THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BLASTING, TEARS IN MY EYES WITH A SILENT PRAYER. YES, JAMAICA I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, EACH AND EVERY DAY. JAMAICA, JAMAICA, JAMAICA LAND WE LOVE. CHEERS. BLESSED.

Aug 06, 2012
Happy BrthDay
by: Anonymous

Happy Birth Land of my Birth, I will alway love Jamaica would like to go back one day Happy Happy Birithday JA

Aug 06, 2012
Happy Birthday My Country
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthyday to my fellow country people all over the world. Have a blessed day.

Aug 06, 2012
Paradise on Earth
by: Anonymous

Happy 50th. Jamaica!! some of us will not be around to see the next 50 (100th) Birthday. Looking back, it seems like just yesterday, I was that young girl being helped on the back of a truck dancing in my bandana skirt and white off the shoulder blouse, had no idea that 50 years would come around so quickly. So; with my deepest LOVE and APPRECIATION. JAMAICA! I wish you God's continued Blessings and all the success that you can handle. You are My little paradise on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank u Wellesley!! smile!

Aug 06, 2012
Happy 50th Birthday
by: BooBabyBoo

Congratulations enjoy wishing you all the best for the future from a well wisher in the United Kingdom.

Aug 06, 2012
Happy Independence Day!
by: Anonymous

Wishing all my Island friends the happiest Independence Celebration ever!!!!!!!!
Luv,
Nellanita
Michigan

Aug 06, 2012
Happy 50th Birthday Day Jamaica!!!
by: Harriet

Irie Jamaica! Just sending my best wishes from America to you all! Have a beautiful day to everyone! I pray the weather let up so you all can party hardy! Be blessed one and all! One love!

Aug 06, 2012
5oth
by: Lori

Jamaica is a beautiful place with loving , kind and beautiful people.A place I now call my home.
Happy 50th Birthday Jamaica.

Aug 06, 2012
happy Bday jamaica
by: Anonymous

My family and I wish Jamaica a happy 50th b day and gods blessings and I hope for the years to come we will unite as one nation and the crime will decrease in our country and continue to hold Jamaica's name high in the world congests to our athletes for there performance happy B day ja

Aug 06, 2012
Congratulations
by: princess

Happy Everything Jamaica!

Aug 06, 2012
Glorious Gold in every way...
by: Anonymous

A golden week in every way

Aug 06, 2012
BIG UP LAND OF YOUTH
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday Jamaica! A celebration proudly honoured in all parts of the globe. A big bashment was held in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday and today we quietly reflect on the 50 years of nationhood while enjoying the achievements of her proud athletes.

Aug 06, 2012
Happy 50 Jamaica
by: What A Ball

Happy 50 Jamaica. Time to rise up and make the next 50 greater and more prosperous for you and your families!!!!!

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