The year 2012 is a special one for Jamaica and all Jamaicans! It is the year in which we celebrate our 50th birthday as an independent nation and there are so many activities and events to mark this milestone! There are special days, themed events and activities and even special homecoming celebrations by Jamaicans and “regular” visitors to our island. Why not plan to join us? The celebrations began in January 2012 with Jamaica 50th themed New Year’s balls, Fireworks on the Waterfront in Downtown Kingston, Rebel Salute and a special staging of Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival with prominent Jamaican artistes and special guest performer Celine Dion. Other special events will roll out throughout the year and up to August 6, our official Independence date, and beyond. Look out for the Jamaica 50 activities on our events calendar or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for special promotions and updates.