Category: About Jamaica

What is Jamaica’s Security Programme Oversight Committee (SECURIPOC)?

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Security Programme Oversight Committee was launched at the Ministry of National Security’s head office in Kingston. The Ministry of National Security’s press release on the launch described the committee’s formation as “a step for

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How To Register A Charity In Jamaica

In Jamaica, you can register your non-profit organisation through either the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies (DCFS) (dcfs.gov.jm) or The Companies Office of Jamaica (www.orcjamaica.com). Do a name search Before you can register your charitable organisation, you need to

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What Qualifies As A Charity, According to Jamaican Laws?

Jamaican laws have very clear stipulations about what constitutes a charity or a charitable organisation, and what does not. If you are thinking of establishing a charity, or have already started one and are considering registration, etc, here are some

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876 and 658: The history behind Jamaica’s area code

Jamaica has a new area code: 658. It became necessary for Jamaica to get an additional Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code, commonly called an area code, as the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), which is responsible for Numbering Administration in Jamaica, moves

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876 and 658: All You Need To Know About Jamaica’s New Area Code

Two important developments were recently announced by the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) in Jamaica: Jamaica got another area code – 658 Ten-digit dialing will become mandatory in the island for local calls on May 31, 2018 The big question

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Back-to-School: Motivation From Usain Bolt for Jamaican Students

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight/ But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.” These revered rhymes are among the most

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What You Need To Know About Jamaica and Solar Eclipses

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America experienced a total solar eclipse. Most of it was witness in the United States of America. However,  persons in nearby territories like the Caribbean and Jamaica were also able to experience this rare

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What is Hard Labour – Straight from Jamaica’s Lawbooks

You may have seen or heard of an accused person being sentenced to ‘hard labour’ by a judge in a courtroom setting. But, as is often the case, you may not have ever stopped to query what that means. In

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About George William Gordon

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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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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