Who selected the national symbols of Jamaica?

by Janet
(Portmore,Jamaica)

QUESTION:
Who decided what our national symbols should/would be?




ANSWER: November 2, 2009 by Wellesley Gayle

(Updated: See comments below)

Hi Jan,

Very very interesting question - I never thought of that.

I don't know but will be checking with a few government agencies to see if they can assist.

I really would love to know as well.
Stay in touch.

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Nov 01, 2014
found it!
by: Wellesley

I've updated the links below to show exact copies of the ministry papers!

Please take a look below.

Nov 09, 2009
Thanks a lot Betty
by: Wellesley

Thanks for this information Betty.

Nov 08, 2009
Selection of National Symbols
by: Betty SB

I checked "One People" a commemorative publication from 1962. It mentions the Flag and Coat of Arms.

However the following is from the National Library's website (hope it helps):

http://www.nlj.gov.jm/MinistryPapers/1962/No.20.pdf

NATIONAL FLOWER, TREE, FRUIT AND BIRD

The approval of the Cabinet, a select committee known as the National Flower Committee was appointed, initially to make recommendations for the choice of a National Flower. They were later asked to extend their activities to include the choice of a National Tree, a National Fruit and a National Bird.

The Jamaica Horticultural Society had been giving consideration to the choice of a National Flower from 1959.

A short list of 14 flowers had previously been prepared and given wide publicity in order to determine public opinion. On the basis of the response the Jamaica Horticultural Society recommended to the National Flower Committee that the flower of the Lignum Vitae be chosen as the National Flower of Jamaica. This suggestion was approved.

The Flower Committee also recommended that the National Tree should be the Blue Mahoe; the National Fruit, the Ackee; the National Bird, the Doctor Bird or Swallow-Tail Humming Bird.

Widespread use of the national symbols - the Flower, Tree, Fruit and Bird - should be encouraged for souvenirs, decoration, planting and design.

References: http://nlj.gov.jm/MinistryPapers/Ministry_Paper_Listing.pdf & http://www.nlj.gov.jm/MinistryPapers/MinistryPapers1960-69.htm

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