Category: About Jamaica

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Sam Sharpe






Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs








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Amandla! Nelson Mandela’s Epic Jamaica Visit






When Nelson Mandela stood to address Jamaicans on Jamaican soil at the National Stadium, his first words were, “This is the happiest day of my life!” The date was Wednesday, July 24, 1991, and perhaps only the excitement and euphoria








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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Norman Washington Manley






Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs








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Jamaica’s 55-year Population Growth






From 1960 until now, Jamaica’s population has been growing by millions. Below, we have a detailed timeline of the numbers over the years, sourced from The World Bank. 1960: 1.629 million 1961: 1.652 million 1962: 1.678 million 1963: 1.707 million








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The High Cost of Power: Why Jamaica’s Electricity Is So Expensive (In Layman’s Terms)






“Why is my light bill so high?” “Why am I paying so much for light?” These are not unfamiliar questions for Jamaicans at the end of each month when they receive their electricity bills. A common concern has been the very








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Clear as Crystal Punch: The History of Piped Water in Jamaica






A little known fact is that Jamaica is one of the first nations in the Western Hemisphere to develop a piped water supply system. From as early as 1766, Roger Hope Elleston, owner of the Hope Estate, constructed an open aqueduct








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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality






This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for








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What’s Right With Jamaica? The Blue Mountains






How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t








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What’s Right With Jamaica? Tropical Climate






How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t








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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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