Category: Data Journalism

Hepatitis and Jamaica: Stats & Facts






What is hepatitis? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.” Scientists have identified five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis








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#Infographic: Where Will The Jobs Be in Jamaica’s Future?






The 2017 National Labour Market Survey has been released, and from this has emerged a list of the occupations or skills that majority of the 660 Jamaican companies that participated in the survey anticipate will be necessary in the country’s future. The infographic








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Jamaica and World Press Freedom 2017






Did you know that, according to Reporters Without Borders, “at the turn of the 21st century, nearly half of the world population still lacks access to free information”? If you live in a country where you can share and receive








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#Infographic: By The Numbers: Jamaica’s 2016 Crime Statistics






At her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to announce her 90-day crime-fighting plan, acting commissioner of police, Novelette Grant, issued a press release detailing some of the accomplishments of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2016. The press








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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)






Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.








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10 Milestone Years in Jamaica’s Civil Aviation History






Jamaica has come a long way where air travel is concerned. Moving from its first flight ever in 1911, to the establishment of Air Jamaica Ltd, and the opening of our airways with the establishment of groups such as the








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IMF Approves US$1.64 billion Standby Arrangement for Jamaica






“The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a threeyear Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Jamaica to support the authorities’ continued economic reform agenda. Access under the SBA arrangement amounts to about US$ 1,64 billion (SDR 1,195.3 million),








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#Infographic: Who wants to work with weed in Jamaica?






See our list of the studies done on marijuana in Jamaica, with links. Or have a look at Jamaica’s Dangerous Drugs Act, which details the illegal uses of weed in Jamaica.








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#Infographic: Diabetes in Jamaica






Below is an infographic detailing the figures from the International Diabetes Foundation for Jamaica in the year 2015.








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#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016






We’re giving you way more than just five facts on Jamaica’s Local Government Elections.  Here are some infographics giving historical data on the elections, as well as explaining Nomination Day procedures, the number of seats contested and how many voters are








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