Category: Data Journalism

diG4U: How diGJamaica Works For Parents

Here’s why parents ought to be digging into diGJamaica – a thorough explanation of why diGJamaica is the perfect tool to #diG4U! diGJamaica literally means Digital Information from the Gleaner. The ‘diG’ is an acronym as well as a play

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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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diG4U: How diGJamaica Works For Researchers

I appreciate this resource. Referred to it quite a bit during research for pieces I wrote over the last few months. — Dominic M. (@DominicM_) January 19, 2018 Here’s why researchers ought to be digging into diGJamaica – a thorough

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Timeline: Jamaica’s Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Corruption Scandal

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has come under intense scrutiny following allegations of corruption in the issuance of firearm licences to certain questionable characters. The story has ballooned into an uncovering of irregular practices, allegations of bribes and strongarming to

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Jamaica’s 55-year Population Growth

From 1960 until now, Jamaica’s population has been growing by millions. Below, we have a detailed timeline of the numbers over the years, sourced from The World Bank. 1960: 1.629 million 1961: 1.652 million 1962: 1.678 million 1963: 1.707 million

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#WinningSocial: diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from CARIMAC’s Social Media Training

Every summer,  the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) – a department at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona –  hosts a series of summer workshops aimed at helping professionals to acquire media skills through short courses.

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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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