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What’s Right With Jamaica? Amazing Biodiversity






Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has the highest number of endemic plants and birds. The country is a veritable natural paradise, home to many varieties of unique flora and fauna in land, air, and water. The Cockpit Country –








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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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Jamaica’s Fight Against Beet Army Worms






Each year, Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) releases advisories to farmers regarding best practices and about pests to prevent/avoid. Over the last two decades, there have been numerous warnings about the beet army worm, a pest that attacks mainly








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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality






This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for








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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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If The US Taxes Remittances, How Will Jamaica Be Affected?






The United States (US) Border Wall Funding Act of 2017 (the HR1813 Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act) was introduced on March 30, 2017 by Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, to the US House of Representatives. The Bill








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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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A History of The Jamaica Cancer Society and Relay For Life






On December 6, 1955, the Jamaica Cancer Society was founded by Dr Ken McNeill, then surgeon specialist at the Kingston Public Hospital. Before this founding, however, McNeill chaired a meeting on June 22, 1955, which was attended by medical, health and








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#Infographic: World Parkinson’s Day 2017 – Seven Steps to 200






The year 2017 marked 200 years since Parkinson’s Disease was recognised as a medical condition. Here are seven historical facts that represent important steps taken on the 200-year medical journey since this momentous day. (See our fact sheet on Parkinson’s disease). Evidence








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#JaMoves: 5 Ways Jamaicans Like To Keep Moving






Jamaicans are active, energetic people. We like to move it, move it. Exercise is actually part of many of our routines in ways that we are not even aware of. So here’s a list of five activities that most Jamaicans








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