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Saluting Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaica’s Wonder Woman

Most of the attention in the athletics world has been devoted to the retirement of Usain Bolt at the end of the recent World Championships in London. It was to be expected, considering the stature of the man. What most

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Something to Smile About: 12 Uplifting Jamaica World Champs Facts

Things have not been going as planned for Team Jamaica at the London 2017 World Championships, and spirits are a bit low among local athletics fans. Has our decade-long surge of dominance come to a screeching halt? First, we had

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Out of Many, One People: Jamaica’s Rich Chinese Heritage

Once upon a time, Jamaica had an influx of Chinese that caused so much unrest among natives, that the Government implemented quota restrictions on Chinese immigrants. The Chinese who were already here – about 4,000 by the mid-1920s and 6,000

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Bronze is the New Gold: Usain Bolt’s Legacy Still Intact

No one could have predicted it. Or, rather, no one would have even dared. For to suggest that Usain Bolt—sprint king, legend, god amongst men—would fail to defend his 100m crown in his last individual race on the international stage

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What’s Right With Jamaica: A Blue Mountain Sunrise To Remember

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 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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Amandla! Nelson Mandela’s Epic Jamaica Visit

When Nelson Mandela stood to address Jamaicans on Jamaican soil at the National Stadium, his first words were, “This is the happiest day of my life!” The date was Wednesday, July 24, 1991, and perhaps only the excitement and euphoria

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What Are ‘Zones of Special Operations’? – In Layman’s Terms

‘Zones of Special Operations’ has been a buzz phrase in Jamaica recently. These ‘zones’ were part of a Bill proposed by Government in an effort to tighten security in the nation. What inspired the Bill? The first half of 2017

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Why Jamaicans MUST Be Great: Five Excuses Usain Bolt DIDN’T Make

Truly, greatness is upon us. That is the cry of those who are lucky enough to witness the phenomenon that is Usain Bolt in the prime of his athletic life. Once upon a time, Jamaica was most frequently associated with

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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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