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New book celebrates 50 years of Jamaican history

COVER: Book 'In praise of Jamaica'

A NEW book that celebrates the achievements of people of Jamaican ancestry over the last 50 years of the island's independence has been launched simultaneously in Jamaica, Britain, Canada and the US.

Entitled, In Praise of Jamaica, and written by George Meikle, the book is a mixture of stories, prose and pictures. It is aimed at the large Jamaican Diaspora as well as the many travellers and tourists who visit the Caribbean island regularly.

The book celebrates Jamaica's many successes, especially on the world stage - while also showcasing a rich and vibrant culture at home.

It presents an encyclopaedic catalogue of the remarkable achievements of Jamaicans who have contributed to national development, as well as those who have had an impact on the wider international community.

In his foreword, Judge Patrick Robinson, president of the UN International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, noted: ‘Jamaicans have much to celebrate about their country, and this book will leave every Jamaican bursting with pride and provide a wealth of information to others about a unique and wonderful country.'

Orders are now being taken for delivery in time for the festive season and can be made by visiting www.inpraiseofjamaica.com, or telephone 020 8314 0236.

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