Sat | Oct 1, 2022

Jamaican Firsts | 55 years of making history

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Sunday, August 6 will be the 55th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence. It's been a remarkable journey so far with lots of outstanding achievements. Today we look at just some of the Jamaican 'firsts' achieved over the years, with archival material from The Gleaner's library. Join the conversation online at, or email us at and let us know what are some of your favourite Jamaican firsts. Contact The Glenaer library at 922-3400 for archival material.