Category: Fact Friday

5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

Jamaican women have come a long way since the days of slavery, and there are many who will argue that there is still a long way to go. However small the achievements may seem, it is important to acknowledge and

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Categories of Non-Immigrant US Visas Most Used By Jamaicans

Travel to the United States is one aspect of life about which many Jamaicans are extremely proud. However, there are still many persons who are unclear about the different categories of visas that exist and which one is necessary for what

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5 Fun Facts About the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run

The Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run has become a highly anticipated staple on many corporate calendars in Jamaica. Heralded as a time for family, friends and coworkers to get some exercise, have tons of fun and also contribute to a good cause,

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10 Amazing Facts About Lindy Delapenha

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Jamaica lost an illustrious and beloved sportsman and veteran journalist, Lloyd  Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha. (Please see The Gleaner’s story on his death here.) Delapenha has featured on both sides of the coin in media: he

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#Infographic: Benefits of Brainteasers

Brainteasers have that name for a reason. They don’t just ‘tease’ the brain, they also help to keep it healthy by keeping it active and engaged. Here are some of the benefits of brainteasers, depicted in one simple, easy-to-share infographic.

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#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

We’re giving you way more than just five facts on Jamaica’s Local Government Elections.  Here are some infographics giving historical data on the elections, as well as explaining Nomination Day procedures, the number of seats contested and how many voters are

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#FiveFactsFriday: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Today, November 4, 2016 will go down in history as a significant date: the day when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change comes into effect. This agreement marks a definitive step by world leaders to try to limit global warming to

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#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica in the Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been publishing Global Gender Gap Reports since 2006. Each year, they conduct studies and compile a list of the level of parity between males and females in a large number of countries. When the

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#FiveFactsFriday: Peter Phillips

This Five Facts Friday, we turn the spotlight on Peter Phillips, Jamaica’s former Minister of Finance & Planning, affiliated with the People’s National Party. Here are five interesting things you probably didn’t know about him: 1. He is the grandson of Uriah

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#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC)

According to the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives of Jamaica, 1964, the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC): Is a Sessional Select Committee, nominated by the House as soon as may be after the beginning of each session

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