Category: About Jamaica

Christmas in Jamaica: What We Remember






Jamaicans are a truly unique breed of people with a predictable set of traditions at Christmas time. When it comes to especially food, music and clothes, Christmas in Jamaica has a very specific feeling and flavour. Here are some of the








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The Complete Research Resource for Info on Jamaica






How many times have you heard somebody ask, “Where would I find information on …?” or “How do I find out …?” It’s about time someone put together a list of where to find different kinds if information on Jamaica. Well,








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World Development Information Day: Jamaica Vision 2030






Celebrated alongside United Nations Day (UN Day), World Development Information Day is observed annually on October 24. It is set aside as a time to raise awareness of development problems worldwide and highlight the need for global cooperation to end








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UN Agencies in Jamaica






Jamaica has been a member of the United Nations since its Independence in 1962. Over the years, the nation has grown to play a major role in the United Nations, especially as it pertains to representation of the Caribbean region.








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#WordlessWednesday: Dunn’s River Falls






October is celebrated as Heritage Month in Jamaica, and is set apart as a time to honour the many different unique aspects of Jamaican people and culture. This #WordlessWednesday, we highlight Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist attractions and natural








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Jamaica’s Hurricane History: A Timeline






Annually, the hurricane season lasts from June to November. Jamaica, along with several other Caribbean islands and mainland territories, falls into what is commonly understood to be the Atlantic hurricane belt, meaning that these countries often experience the effects of








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National Heroes’ Day: Jamaica’s Super Seven






How much do you know about Jamaica’s national heroes? Do you know, for example, that there are seven: six males and one female? If you need information on what we have dubbed Jamaica’s Super Seven, here are links to help








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#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC)






According to the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives of Jamaica, 1964, the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC): Is a Sessional Select Committee, nominated by the House as soon as may be after the beginning of each session








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Charts of The Week: Road Fatality Statistics, 1992-2015






June is observed as Road Safety Month. Although the majority of accidents do not result in loss of life, the number of road fatalities in Jamaica continues to climb at a troubling rate. It is important to take a look








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The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General






Section 79(1) of the Constitution provides that “there shall be appointed an attorney general who shall be the principal legal adviser to the Government“. The Attorney General is not responsible for criminal proceedings, which are vested in the Office of








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