THE LATEST issue of The JAMAICAN magazine is a special collector's edition celebrating the country's 50th anniversary of Independence.
This issue includes a 50-page feature dedicated to the nation's Independence journey, spanning 300 years of our nation's history. It follows the fight for freedom from the early slave rebellions through to the struggle for economic and political independence that began in the 1930s.
The issue maps out, in chronol-ogical order, the chain of events, zeroing in on the important decades and highlighting the many Jamaicans who played an important role.
"This was one of our most challenging issues,'' said Lorraine Murray, editor of The JAMAICAN magazine. "We wanted it to be a very special, a proper tribute to our 50 years of Independence.
"Heavily researched, the aim was to bring our history alive for our readers, making it both informative and engaging. We worked very closely with the National Library and The Gleaner, sourcing a lot of the historical images, many of which have never been published. We received a lot of support from our advertisers, who created special celebratory ads for the publication. It really is a collector's edition."
The issue also includes a new section - authentic Kingston - that rediscovers our city of Kingston and features all things urban, including restaurants, nightlife, shopping, attractions and places to stay. There is also the art magazine, an insider's guide to the local art scene featuring exhibitions, shows, galleries and works by established and upcoming Jamaican artists.
The JAMAICAN is now on news-stands and in bookstores islandwide, and is available as both a print and full digital edition.
Subscriptions are handled by The Gleaner's Go-Jamaica website.