Jamaican History: Jamaica National Tree – The Blue Mahoe

  National Tree – The Blue Mahoe (Hibiscus elatus) The Blue Mahoe is the national tree of Jamaica. It is indigenous to the island and grows quite rapidly, often attaining 20m (66ft) or more in height. In wetter districts it will grow in a wide range of elevations, up to 1200m (4000 ft.) and is … Continue reading Jamaican History: Jamaica National Tree – The Blue Mahoe

Jamaican History: Jamaica National Bird

    National Bird - The Doctor-Bird (Trochilus polytmus) or Swallow-Tail Hummingbird The doctor bird or swallow tail humming bird, is one of the most outstanding of the 320 species of hummingbirds. It lives only in Jamaica. These birds’ beautiful feathers have no counterpart in the entire bird population and they produce iridescent colours characterstic … Continue reading Jamaican History: Jamaica National Bird

Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Jamaica second in Athletics medal count on day seven

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe After a superb performance by Jamaica in the 200m men's final, thy are now in second place behind USA in the  Athletics medal count on day seven. Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir secured Jamaica's third gold, third silver and third bronze … Continue reading Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Jamaica second in Athletics medal count on day seven