Author: diGJamaica

What’s Right With Jamaica? Amazing Biodiversity






Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has the highest number of endemic plants and birds. The country is a veritable natural paradise, home to many varieties of unique flora and fauna in land, air, and water. The Cockpit Country –








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Your news in a nutshell Minister’s monumental error Put warranty on roads – Ashley Customs revenue collection increases IDB criticises free health care Correctional officer charged Drivers injured in Jamwest event 1. Minister’s monumental error Minister of Labour and Social








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Hepatitis and Jamaica: Stats & Facts






What is hepatitis? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.” Scientists have identified five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis








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Your news in a nutshell Heavy rains do costly damage $20m hay wreck Income tax threshold benefits who? Floodings no surprise to geologists Gov’t owes litigants big money Singer Frankie Paul dies 1. Heavy rains do costly damage Heavy rains








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10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois






Imagine what would happen if William Shakespeare decided to visit modern-day Jamaica. Can you visualise his utter discombabulation as he tried to figure out what these people were trying to say? Can you see how Jamaicans would ‘eem’ and ‘ahm’








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Your news in a nutshell Scammers scared Arscott threatens to sue over grass claims #TambourineArmy Nugent walks Samuda pays grass bill No more river dwellings -PM Flash flood warning still in effect 1. Scammers scared It would appear that the








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What’s Right With Jamaica? 18 Guinness World Records






What’s Right With Jamaica? Jamaicans have always considered themselves to be exceptional, and this is evidenced in how their infectious culture has diffused to pretty much every corner of the globe. Even the Guinness Book of World Records bears testament








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Your news in a nutshell National drainage solution needed Rain wreaks havoc islandwide Agroprocessors encouraged to use more scallion Parishes devastated by rain PM to tour flooded areas Jetcon to expand 1. National drainage solution needed Civil Engineer Carvel Stewart








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Your news in a nutshell 12, 000 JPS customers without electricity Heavy rains will affect agriculture Avoid crocodile habitats, warns NEPA Marooned residents rescued Below average hurricane season expected North South highway motorists must use caution 1. 12,000 JPS customers








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Jamaica’s Fight Against Beet Army Worms






Each year, Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) releases advisories to farmers regarding best practices and about pests to prevent/avoid. Over the last two decades, there have been numerous warnings about the beet army worm, a pest that attacks mainly








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