Category: #diGoftheday

Roots of the Rivalry: When Calabar Crushed KC in 1976






This is Champs as Jamaica knows it. It is more than a competition, more than some games. Champs is our very own Olympics. It is legacy, dynasty, history … and rivalry. The rivalries are serious. They mean everything in the moment,








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Endometriosis: The Jamaican Situation






What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease that affects women and happens when tissue similar to that which grows in the lining of the womb shows up in other areas of the body, primarily in the abdomen. Dr Michael Abrahams, in his








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diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from the PSOJ Social Media Business Conference 2017






On February 28, 2017, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) hosted its first Social Media Business Conference at the Worthington, Spanish Court hotel in Jamaica. The venue was full to capacity with attendees from all levels of business and








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Reggae’s Sweetheart: 10 Fun Facts About Romain Virgo






His rise to stardom after winning the Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2006 has been a very astronomical and very public affair, yet somehow, reggae crooner and heartthrob Romain Virgo has managed to take it all in stride, with a poise








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How To Make A Submission to Parliament in Jamaica






Sometimes people are unaware of the power they possess to help shape the laws and legislation of their country. Many are interested in what is happening in the nation, and would love to be part of the process in a








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The History of Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean






The following are excerpts from a teach-in titled ‘Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean: Historical Roots’, given by Dr Verene A. Shepherd, professor of social history and university director at the Institute for Gender Development Studies (IGDS), University of the West Indies








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15 Interesting Facts About Peter Abrahams






Born on March 3, 1919 in Vrededorp, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Peter Abrahams was a writer, journalist, broadcaster and very vocal apartheid critic. He adopted Jamaica as his home for about 61 of his 97 years on earth, and contributed immensely








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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2016-2017













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#diGDebate: Curtail Jamaicans’ Civil Liberties?






On Sunday, January 8, 2017, The Sunday Gleaner published an opinion column by Ian Boyne titled ‘Is Holness Tough Enough?‘. Boyne used his column to call on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to have the courage to implement the extraordinary measures








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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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