Gleaner 180 - Scenes over the decades
The Gleaner has been documenting
Jamaica's history for 18 decades. Here are some of the outstanding
scenes published over the years.
A MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE - year: 1907
A man looks at what's left of a home on Harbour Street, Kingston, after the 1907 earthquake.
KENDAL CRASH - Year:
A scene from the Kendal train
STEVIE ON THE
ROCK - YEAR: 1975
(right) accompanies Motown recording star Stevie Wonder at the Norman
Manley International Airport. The singer was scheduled to share a
concert stage with Bob Marley and Third World.
A MISS WORLD WIN - YEAR: 1976
Cindy Breakspeare when she won the Miss World title.
A YOUNG QUEEN - YEAR: 1979
Vere Technical's champion sprinter
Merlene Ottey shows her two medals won at the 1979 Pan-American Games in
Puerto Rico to Mike Fennell, president of the Jamaica Olympic
Association. Just out of school, Ottey won a bronze medal in the women's
200 metres, clocking 22.79 seconds. She then anchored the Jamaica team
to a silver medal in the 4x100 metres.
WAITING THEIR TURN - Year/event: Hurricane Gilbert - 1988
Wherever water can be found, the people rush to get some. Here, a group of people on St John's Road, Spanish Town, await their turn to fetch water from a broken main.
MAYA IN JAMAICA - YEAR: 1993
Maya Angelou is being greeted at the Norman Manley International Airport by Virginia Farris, director of the United States Information Service (USIS), Lacy Wright (centre), United States chargé d'affaires, and William Holmes, deputy director of USIS.
QUALIFY - YEAR: 1997
Director René Simoes is hoisted after Jamaica drew with Mexico in their
CONCACAF final-round qualifier at the National Stadium in 1997, which
marked Jamaica's qualification for the 1998 World Cup Finals in France.
Looking on are Reggae Boyz Deon Burton (right) and Aaron Lawrence
CHAMPION SPELLER - YEAR 1998
with coach Glen Archer after she won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
She was the first non-American to win the
COURTNEY MAKES HISTORY - YEAR: 2000
Courtney Walsh celebrates after taking his 435th Test match wicket at
Sabina Park in Kingston, setting a new world
THE QUEEN'S VISIT - YEAR: 2002
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles to waving crowds at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay. The Queen, who was on the last day of her visit to Jamaica, was touring as part of her Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years as head of the British monarchy.
INCURSION - YEAR: 2010
Tivoli Gardens speak with the media as a Jamaica Defence Force soldier
stands guard, after the Tivoli incursion in Western
CHAMPIONSHIP RUN -Year: 2013
Fraser-Pryce darts to the finish in the 100-metre final at the World
Championships in Moscow.
A BEAMING BOLT - Year: 2013
Jamaica's Usain Bolt
celebrates after winning the men's 100-metre final in