Category: About Jamaica

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








Posted in #throwbackthursday, About Jamaica, History, Jamaica, Observances, Photos Tagged with: , , , , ,

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








Posted in #diGoftheday, About Jamaica, Environment, Jamaica, Nature, Photos, Series, What's Right With Jamaica Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

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








Posted in #OnlyInJamaica, About Jamaica, General Information, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Photos, Series, Travel and Tourism, What's Right With Jamaica Tagged with: , , ,

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








Posted in About Jamaica, General Information, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Series, Weather, What's Right With Jamaica Tagged with: ,

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








Posted in About Jamaica, Christmas, Culture, Food & Beverage, Heritage, Jamaican Christmas, Lists, Music and Culture, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , ,

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,








Posted in About Jamaica, Classifieds, Crime and Security, Data Journalism, Jamaica, Lists, News Tagged with: , , , , ,

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








Posted in About Jamaica, Jamaica Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

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.








Posted in About Jamaica, Heritage, History, Jamaica Tagged with: , , , ,

#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








Posted in #wordlesswednesday, About Jamaica

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








Posted in About Jamaica, Disasters, Environment, hurricane season