Alia Shanee Atkinson
Born December 11, 1988 is a Jamaican swimmer and Olympian.
She competed at the 2004 Olympics, and four years later in the 2008 Olympics she finished 25th in the Women's 200 breaststroke.. She carried the flag for her native country at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she set the Jamaican Record in the 100 fly; and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She also competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She placed first in the 200 Breaststroke at the 2010 NCAA Championships, swimming for Texas A&M.
She also qualified for the 2012 Olympics 100m women's breast stroke finals after defeating Canadian rival Tera van Beilen in a head to head race for the final position. She subsequently placed 4th in the finals of the 2012 Olympics 100m women's breast stroke finishing with a time of 1:06.93.
Born Allan Hope, 26 December 1952, Rae Town, Kingston, Jamaica, Muta is a Jamaican Rastafarian dub poet. His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as "one who is always victorious". Mutabaruka writes and performs poems on every issue known to man. He is known for his expression and lively performances as much as for the poems themselves. Some of his themes include sexism, politics, discrimination, poverty, race, and especially religion. Mutabaruka's stylistic form is in a way pathos related. He uses stories and experiences to get readers to think about issues in ways that they would not normally think about them. Mutabaruka became interested in the Rastafari movement and converted from Catholicism while still a teenager. His outspoken statements on theology have generated controversy, and he has described Rasta as "part of a universal quest which may also be pursued by other routes, such as Hinduism or Buddhism or Christianity.
Earl Anthony Robinson, aka General Echo
Born 8 December 1955, Kingston, Jamaica, d. 1980, Jamaica) aka Ranking Slackness, was one of the first reggae deejays to move away from 'cultural' lyrics towards 'slackness' (risqué or sexually explicit lyrics). General Echo is regarded by some as the most original deejay since Big Youth. He had a profound influence on many of the deejays that followed
Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert
Born 8 December 1945 is a ska and roots reggae singer and leader of the reggae band Toots & the Maytals. Born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, the youngest of seven children, he grew up singing gospel music in a church choir. He moved to Kingston as a teenager in the early 1960s, and met Raleigh Gordon and Jerry Matthias, and they formed The Maytals
Bborn December 8, 1966, better known by the stage name Bushwick Bill or Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother Funky Stay High Dollar Billstir, is a member of the American hip hop group Geto Boys. He was born in Jamaica, but moved to Brooklyn, NY as a young child. The most well-known event of Bushwick Bill's life was a shooting accident in which he lost his right eye.
Born December 9, 1974 better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican rapper, actor and member of The HRSMN, Sharpshooterz, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, and one-half of T.H.E.M. Canibus rose to fame in the mid-Nineties. About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time, while The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time
Portia Simpson Miller
Born on born December 12, 1945 as leader of the governing People's National Party (PNP), was sworn in as Prime Minister on 5 January 2012, succeeding Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness. This was a result of the PNP's victory in Jamaica's December 29, 2011 general election. The Prime Minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of Jamaica, who represents Elizabeth II, the Queen of Jamaica (Jamaica's Head of State). Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP is a Jamaican politician who has been the seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica since 5 January 2012. Simpson-Miller, who leads the People's National Party, previously served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007; she was Leader of the 3Opposition from 2007 to 2012.
While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller also chose to hold the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She previously served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout the years. Simpson-Miller defeated Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party in the December 2011 general election.
Michael Norman Manley
Born on December 10, 1924 in Kingston, Jamaica. ON OCC (10 December 1924 – 6 March 1997) was a Jamaican politician who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1972 to 1980 and from 1989 to 1992. Coming from a prosperous background, Manley was a democratic socialist. He is considered one of Jamaica's best Prime Ministers since independence, according to public opinion polls. The second son of Jamaica's Premier Norman Washington Manley and Jamaican artist Edna Manley, Michael Manley was a charismatic figure who became the leader of the Jamaican People's National Party a few months before his
father's death in 1969. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Manley)
born on December 14, 1985, in Ocho
Rios is a Jamaican footballer. White grew up in Jamaica before moving to Scarborough, Ontario in 2002 to live
with his mother. He began playing football while attending Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute, where he was named the Most Valuable Player of the squad in 2004 and 2005.
born on December 14, 1983 in Montego Bay is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Bodø/Glimt. Richards was a member of the youth system of Jamaican National Premier League side Seba United and while attending Cornwall College in Montego Bay, where he won the DaCosta Cup and Oliver Shield. He moved to the United States to play college soccer in 2003. Richards played two years at San Jacinto College in Houston, where he scored a record 45 goals in two
years, including a school-record 25 as a sophomore. Richards playing for Clemson
Tigers He then moved on to Clemson University, where he led the team in
scoring as a junior with 12 goals and nine assists. Richards scored the game-winning goal in three NCAA Tournament matches and scored in Clemson's 2-1 loss to New Mexico in the College Cup semifinals. As a senior in 2006, Richards had 11 goals and nine assists in 19 games, as Clemson lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Richards was named a second-team all-American.