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I noticed that WP:JAMAICA does not point here. Chubbles (talk) 20:24, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Jamaica

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7. We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations. A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible. We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 20:37, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Help request: 37 Jamaica-related articles needing geographical coordinates

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to Jamaica, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in Jamaica, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added. The articles in question are listed in Category:Jamaica articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Dunn's River Falls
  2. Font Hill Beach
  3. Ganja Bridge
  4. Middlesex, Jamaica
  5. Norbrook
  6. Orange Bay
  7. Petersfield, Jamaica

At the time of posting this notice, there were 37 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

Why add coordinates?

By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and in many other ways. Coordinate data makes an article eventually appear in various services such as Google Maps' Wikipedia overlay, Google Earth, and Wikipedia's own internal map service. Coordinate data also helps readers looking for geographically-based data, such as locations near a reference point, or related information.

How can I do it?

The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members. Please let me know if this is useful, or if I can help in any way. -- The Anome (talk) 22:40, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Photos for Gun Court, etc.

Could any Wikipedians in Jamaica take some photos of courthouses and other judicial facilities? I have one of South Camp prison from Flickr, but that's it so far. I would particularly appreciate photos of the Supreme Court building (inside & out) and the St. James Parish Regional Magistrate's Court in Montego Bay. There's a lot of work to be done writing articles on the Jamaican judiciary, and some pictures will help. Thanks. --Amble (talk) 07:26, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group

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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:17, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

Noel Coward

Hello, everyone. Noel Coward lived in Jamaica at the end of his life and is buried there at Firefly Hill. Can anyone get an image of his gravesite? Thanks for any help! -- Ssilvers (talk) 06:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

The Transhumanist 00:39, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Photo request

Would someone mind photographing the Air Jamaica headquarters at 76 Harbour Street, Kingston? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 17:37, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Bob Marley GAR notification

Bob Marley has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 07:08, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

A vote to move Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to Elizabeth II is being held at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. —what a crazy random happenstance 02:55, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement

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Unreferenced living people articles bot

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An article needs to be corrected

Forgive me if this is posted in the wrong area. The article for the "Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation" in Reference #4 has an incorrect URL of, the updated URL is (talk) 06:41, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Jamaica articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release

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We would like to ask you to review the Jamaica articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:11, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing

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Railway lines in Jamaica - article naming

The five extant articles about railway lines in Jamaica (see Category:Railway lines in Jamaica) are all currently named in the format "Railways of Jamaica: X to Y", e.g. Railways of Jamaica: Bog Walk to Port Antonio.

This is an unusual naming scheme that looks more like a sub-article convention than is the standard on Wikipedia. I would suggest moving them to a more typical format "X to Y line" or "X to Y line (Jamaica)" if disambiguation is needed, although I don't think it will be in any of these five cases.

Please leave any comments you have at talk:Railways of Jamaica: Bog Walk to Port Antonio. Thryduulf (talk) 19:10, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Ital food

We could use some pictures for the article. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:41, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

population statistics

The website of the Institute of Statistics of Jamaica, came on the population statistics for 2010, split by state and another. You can update the information in a number of articles. [1] JukoFF (talk) 12:27, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Jamaica will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Jamaica's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 23:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Article rating

Hello all. I've just created a new article, Independence of Jamaica, and am wondering if someone from your project could give it a rating on its talk page.

Thanks. 1Matt20 04:46, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Jamaican Black Castor Oil

The above article is a stale draft in the Afc that will soon be deleted. Would anyone like to add some references and submit it? —Anne Delong (talk) 13:43, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses

Pleas add information about this country to this articles--Kaiyr (talk) 15:59, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention

This is a notice about Category:Jamaica articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 20:23, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!

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Hello everyone!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

We need an article Cannabis in Jamaica

Hello, I'm working at WP:WikiProject Cannabis, and we're trying to expand our coverage of "Cannabis in (country)" articles, and I saw that we don't have one for Jamaica. Jamaica is clearly internationally famous for its ties to cannabis through Rastafari followers and reggae culture, but there is a lot of myth and misinformation about the herb's culture, legality, and history on the island. Building a strong and well-referenced article would really help clear things up so Wikipedia readers would be better informed!

We have some suggestions at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Cannabis#.22Cannabis_in_.28Country.29.22_articles_for_creation_and_expansion for how to help add more countries to our coverage; anyone here want to help out by covering Jamaica? You can use some of our recent articles as a template to see what kinds of facts and details would help! Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 12:08, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Adrian Izes Marshall

Do you think Adrian Izes Marshall is notable? Please comment at Talk:Adrian Izes Marshall. Many thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:55, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Jumiekan Patwa Wikipidia

Hi, is anyone here involved in the Jumiekan Patwa Wikipidia? I'm trying to better understand the spelling they're using but can find very few resources online. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. Many thanks Eartha78 (talk) 21:38, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject Jamaica participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Jamaica.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 21:57, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Merger proposal

It has been suggested that John Canoe be merged into Junkanoo. Please discuss merger at talk:Junkanoo#Merger_proposal -- MassiveEartha (talk) 17:57, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Order of Excellence (Jamaica) has been nominated for discussion

Category:Recipients of the Order of Excellence (Jamaica), which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion/listification. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 00:35, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Question about neighbourhoods / communities

I have a question about neighbourhoods and communities that I posted at Template_talk:Settlements in Jamaica#Neighbourhoods / Communities in Kingston & St. Andrew, which seemed like a good place to post it.

If there is anyone that can help out with this question, it would be much appreciated.–CaroleHenson (talk) 21:49, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:43, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

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