Month: July 2015

Emancipendence Jubilee! Events Calendar

It’s Emancipendence time again, as Jamaicans celebrate our freedom and independence as a nation. Tomorrow, August 1 marks the 181st year since the Emancipation Declaration was read from the steps of the Old Kings House in Spanish Town, St Catherine, Jamaica’s capital at the time. Thursday,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 31, 2015

Beware Of Traffickers – Cops Warn Jamaicans Of Sham Overseas Job Offers. Jamaicans are being warned that they could fall prey to human trafficking as people, including professionals, seek and are offered employment in other countries. While it is a fact

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Denbigh 63: Making Agriculture Sustainable

The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show kicks off tomorrow, July 31, at the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon. The wholesome family event, which attracts some 80,000 patrons annually, has been an important part of Jamaica’s cultural activities calendar since

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7 Cold Soups To Beat The Summer Heat

Jamaicans love soup. Chicken soup is a Saturday dinner staple, and no family gathering is complete without a large, bubbling pot of mannish water. But who can drink hot soup in these summertime temperatures? To give you an alternative, we’ve

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 30, 2015

Stressed Cops – Police High Command Urges Members To Use Force’s Counselling Service. Amid the anguish, grief and despair caused by the tragic loss of five of their colleagues, all within a one-month period, crime fighters have vowed that there is

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5 Summer Reads From Jamaican Authors

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading as you relax on the beach, or at home in the cool comfort of your fan or air conditioning unit. We’ve got a short but sweet list of recent

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 29, 2015

Electoral Commission Of Jamaica To Propose Legislation For Same-Day Voting. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will shortly be recommending legislative changes for the holding of general and local government elections on the same day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Jamaica Constabulary

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World Hepatitis Day – 400 Million People Is 400 Million Too Many

Today is being observed as World Hepatitis Day. The day has been observed since 2010, when the World Health Organization (WHO) made World Hepatitis Day one of only four official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on July 28. Millions

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Make A Splash At These Water Parks

We’re winding down our #diGSummer July special, but we wanted to make one last splash before we go. We’ve already hit up the rivers and falls across the island, as well as our country’s incredible beaches. Today, we invite you

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 28, 2015

Almost There – JLP, PNP Advance Candidate Selection. The nation’s two major political parties are far advanced in selecting their slate of candidates for the 63 seats up for grab, as election expectancy heightens, with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) currently

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