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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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Types of Scams and How To Protect Yourself

What is a scam? A scam is a dishonest or fraudulent business or scheme in which someone attempts to steal money or something else of value from an unsuspecting victim. Scams are characterised by tricks, lies, deception and false representation.

Posted in Business, Careers, Crime and Security, Finance, Hot Topics, Jamaica, Lists, Uncategorized

6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell! 1. Observance: International Day of the Girl Child   Today is celebrated as International Day of the Girl Child, under the theme, ‘Global Girls’ Progress = Goals Progress: A  Girl Data Movement’. For the social media

Posted in 6 Things You Need To Know Today, Crime and Security, News

Violence In Schools – How The School-Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support Helps To #KeepChildrenSafe

Data from the Ministry of National Security’s Safe School Programme indicated that during the 2012/2013 academic year, 3,671 students were cited for antisocial behaviours of varying degrees. 1,109 students were placed on a monitoring list, 2,361 cautioned and 201 students

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The Peace Management Initiative – Working To #KeepChildrenSafe

Nearly one third (31 per cent) of the Jamaican population consists of children – an estimated 836,400 individuals.  Scores of children have been both victims and perpetrators of violence. High levels of crime and violence in homes, institutions and communities

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Murder By The Numbers – 1 Every 7 Hours

Up to Monday, November 23, the number of homicides committed in Jamaica since the start of 2015 stood at 1,116. Broken down, that means that one person is murdered every seven hours, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This means

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#IDEVAW2015 – Violence Against Women: A Global Pandemic In Many Forms

Today is being observed as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981, marking the date of the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal

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2015 Crime Stats – January to October Preview

In light of the ongoing dialogue on the murder rate in Parliament (see here and here) and the tragic shooting last night of a UTECH medical student, diGJamaica has obtained crime statistics from January to October 24, 2015. We will have

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#DomesticViolence- Protection Order Guide

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox Domestic Violence has been a serious topic in the news for the last five years. Instances

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10 Tips To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Today’s Gleaner lead story Pervert Teachers – Data Shows Sexual Predators Prevalent In Schools features Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison expressing grave concern over the fact that some teachers are “exhibiting predatory sexual behaviour” towards children in schools. What is worse, there are other

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