Caribbean Tourism

Culture

Kingston is the main cultural centre of Jamaica. There are two important institutes which can be visited: the African Caribbean Institute (ACIJ, on Little North Street) is involved in research into African traditions in Jamaica and the Caribbean; the Institute of Jamaica (East Street) has historical sections, including Arawak carvings, the National Library, science museum and occasional lectures and exhibitions.


The National Gallery of Jamaica (Orange Street and Ocean Boulevard) has a large collection of Jamaican art; there are about a dozen other galleries in the city. The National Dance Theatre has an annual summer season; throughout the year plays and concerts are staged. The local press has full details of events in Kingston and other centres.

Cultural Centres

Kingston - The British Council has an office in the First Life Building, 64 Knutsford Boulevard, PO Box 575, Kingston 5, T9296915, 9297049, F9297090. Information library, mainly on education, British newspapers available.


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