Category: Culture

10 Facts About Ceramist Gene Pearson

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the news of Jamaican ceramist and sculptor, Gene Pearson’s passing left the nation’s arts circles saddened with grief. Pearson, 73 years old at the time of his passing, had established a formidable reputation as one

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10 Historical Facts About Rebel Salute

In 2018, Rebel Salute celebrates its 25th anniversary.  It has evolved from an annual one-night ‘birthnight bash’ at Fayor’s Entertainment Centre in Mandeville to a globally recognised cultural event, attracting major local sponsors. Here are 10 historic facts about this sensational

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5 Places in Jamaica to Visit For A Better New Year

This year, we are urging all diGgers to make it a part of their new year’s resolution to visit these five places in Jamaica. We promise that the benefits will far outweigh any reservations they may have. 1. The market

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What’s Right With Jamaica: Smile About J-A-M-A-I-C-A

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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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 Times Miss Lou Spoke To The Fighter In Jamaicans

1. When jackass back strong, dem overload him hampa … Translation: When the donkey’s back is strong, they overload his hamper. Ever had one of those days when you were sure that everything and everyone had chosen you to pick

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10 MORE Jamaican Proverbs To Make You LOL

Jamaican proverbs echo the voices of our ancestors. We hear, through these sayings, their admonition, warning and instruction. The first list of proverbs we did was such a hit, readers asked us to do another! If you haven’t, you need

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‘Wi Leff’ – Jamaican Terms to Express Heartbreak

‘Wi deh’ This is how it starts. You’ve met the (latest) love of your life, and you’re past casual and like, and are very seriously together. If you’re in Jamaica, your friends will ask:  “Unnu deh?” (are you together?) and

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What’s Right With Jamaica? It’s Carnival!

Byron Lee is the man who must be credited with popularising the concept of Carnival in Jamaica. From as early as 1990, Lee introduced, on an extensive scale, the fire and fierceness of Trinidad’s Carnival culture to Jamaicans. That was

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5 Things To Do For The Easter Holiday in Jamaica

The Easter holidays are a  time of reflection and introspection. But when the reflecting and introspecting is done, most Jamaicans head to one of three places: church, the beach or the homes of family and friends. Over the holiday period,

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