Category: #behindthenews

diG4U: Check out our Timelines!

Here at diGJamaica, we have a commitment to ensuring that the average Jamaican has a more-than-average understanding of the news. As a result, one of our most popular initiatives has been our TIMELINES, which follow events surrounding popular, topical and/or

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A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of seven states of

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Infographics: What Jamaicans Should Know About States of Emergency?

The term ‘State of Emergency’ has become a buzzword in Jamaica, especially since the Tivoli incursion of 2010. Here are four useful infographics that explain what Jamaican citizens should know about them.   A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States

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St James State of Emergency 2018: What Did They Say? An Almost Verbatim Reproduction of Statements at the Press Briefing

After reports of increased military presence in the parish of St James on the morning of Thursday, January 18, 2018, a press briefing was called at Jamaica House at 12pm, where Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared state of emergency in

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Jamaica and the Caribbean’s Tsunami History

What are tsunamis? Tsunamis are a series of waves generated in the sea by sudden vertical displacements of a column of seawater. They come in all sizes from less than 1cm to tens of metres. An earthquake must have a magnitude of

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Did You Know? Five Facts About Local Government in Jamaica

1. What is local government? This is the arm of Government that focuses primarily on community development. It does so through the umbrella Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, which dispenses its function through four agencies and 14 local authorities:

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Timeline: ZOSO 2 (Denham Town) – Jamaica’s Second Zone of Special Operations

On October 17, 2017, Denham Town was declared Jamaica’s second zone of special operations (#ZOSO) by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a press conference at Jamaica House.  In continuation of our tracking of the operations as it unfolds, we’ve decided

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Timeline: Tracking #ZOSO – Jamaica’s Zones of Special Operations – from Inception to Execution

Much has transpired in Jamaica since the suggestion of what is now being called #ZOSO: Zones of Special Operations. The suggestion was first made by Government as a crime-fighting measure near the start of 2017 after an alarming increase in

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What Can You Do With JM$8 million?

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made it clear that he will be requiring his ministers to clear up hefty telephone bills after RJR News revealed on Monday, July 10, 2017 that some Government ministers had bills running into millions of

Noble Trouble – Should Jamaica Worry?

Over in the East, once formidable commodities trader Noble Group is struggling amidst a heavy debt load, ratings downgrades, allegations of fraudulent accounting, asset sales and a crashing stock price. What is Noble? Noble Group is a diversified commodities trader

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