Category: Data Journalism

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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#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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