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Pins of Pride & More

Published:Friday | July 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Give relatives and friends from abroad a Jamaica 50 tote filled with goodies for their return journey home.
Feel like a patriotic game of cards?
Burlap tote never looked so good, take this on your shopping trips this holiday.
Forget your regular wardrobe from August 1 to 6; there are enough tees and polo shirts for every festive occasion to mark our Golden Jubilee.
This is a must-have, it can last through the next 50 years and be passed along to the grandchildren.
Your Blue Mountain coffee will taste even better from one of these mugs.
Two of the four designs for the Pins of Pride. They are attractively packaged in the case. - photos by Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
Baseball cap lovers can add these gorgeous designs to their collection.
Give all the younger members of your family one of these armbands.
Get in the shade with an umbrella that says it all.
Colour your wardrobe with these fabulous watches.

Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

With less than two weeks to go before Jamaica's official 50th anniversary celebrations, the Jamaica 50 Secretariat is encouraging everyone at home and abroad to participate in the 'One Million Pins Initiative'.

The 'One Million Pins Initiative' is a commemorative lapel pin of pride that symbolises love and respect for country and commitment to the tenets of the National Pledge.

The secretariat wants every Jamaican to wear the Pin of Pride wherever they are in the world from now until December. There are four pins in the collection, namely gold, coloured, antique and green and gold.

They are available at Things Jamaican stores islandwide, Courts, the Jamaica Information Service and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission offices. The pins are collector's items, neatly packaged and priced at J$700 each, including GCT.

For further information, contact the Jamaica 50 Secretariat at email: or visit their website at

Not to be left out, Jamaicans overseas can place orders through O&M Trading online at Check out the other fabulous items that are available.