On this day on August 6, 1962 the island of Jamaica gained independence from British rule. Today Jamaica celebrates 52 years of Independence. In spite of our problems both socially and economically we have a lot to be thankful for and to be proud of.
Although a small nation our presence is felt throughout the world. Our music have transcended throughout the world Our singers and performing artists have held their place among some of the greats through generations. In sports our people strive for excellence and excel in competitions. We have the distinguished privilege of having one of our own holding the title of fastest man in the world. That is a huge accomplishment.
May we all strive to live by our Motto ‘Out of Many One People’ On this our fifty-second independence let us move forward in strength and unity in the pursuit of social and economic independence. Let us be proud of her heritage, our people and all of our other achievements. Let us be proud of our country Jamaica, the land of our birth