Category: General Information

Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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Five Facts About Osteoarthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is the degeneration and inflammation of the joints. There are 100 different types of arthritis. Five facts about 0steoarthritis Osteoarthritis is caused by the loss of the cartilage (gristle) which cushions contact between the bones in

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What’s Right With Jamaica: Smile About J-A-M-A-I-C-A

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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How to Get A Cuba Visa/Visitor’s Card

The process for getting a Cuban visa (also called the visitor’s card) as a Jamaican is actually pretty simple and straightforward. Here we have listed them for you in an easy-to-follow order. Book your flight, taking note of the dates

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How To Build A Starter Wardrobe for Women

By Tanaka Roberts Instagram: @swankxtar Facebook: @swankxtar Twitter: @swankxtar Website: There’s a kernel of wisdom in the saying, ‘If you want it, dress for it’.  As a budding career girl with sights set on corporate domination, there’s no better time to put

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What is Jamaica’s Security Programme Oversight Committee (SECURIPOC)?

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Security Programme Oversight Committee was launched at the Ministry of National Security’s head office in Kingston. The Ministry of National Security’s press release on the launch described the committee’s formation as “a step for

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How To Register A Charity In Jamaica

In Jamaica, you can register your non-profit organisation through either the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies (DCFS) ( or The Companies Office of Jamaica ( Do a name search Before you can register your charitable organisation, you need to

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How To Build A Starter Wardrobe – For Men

By Christopher ‘CLS’ Smith Instagram: @iamCLS Facebook: @iamCLS Twitter: @iamCLS_ The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. To me, an essential article of clothing is one that will act

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What Qualifies As A Charity, According to Jamaican Laws?

Jamaican laws have very clear stipulations about what constitutes a charity or a charitable organisation, and what does not. If you are thinking of establishing a charity, or have already started one and are considering registration, etc, here are some

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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