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What is Strong Back?

What is a ‘strong back’? Well, on the surface, a strong back is exactly what the words suggest: a back (or spine) that is strong, firm, rigid, and capable of supporting tremendous and strenuous activity. However, in the Jamaican context,

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Timeline: Bryan Sykes’ Appointment As Acting Chief Justice

Background to the Issue After naming Bryan Sykes as Jamaica’s new ‘acting’ chief justice, following the retirement of former chief justice Zaila McCalla, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has come under fire and heavy criticism. The controversy is over the appointment

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What’s Right With Jamaica? The Cockpit Country

Jamaica’s Cockpit Country spans more than 5,000 acres covering parts of St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Elizabeth and Manchester. It is the nation’s richest biodiversity site, housing 79 species of birds, 28 of which are endemic to Jamaica, the

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diG4U: How diGJamaica Works For Researchers

I appreciate this resource. Referred to it quite a bit during research for pieces I wrote over the last few months. — Dominic M. (@DominicM_) January 19, 2018 Here’s why researchers ought to be digging into diGJamaica – a thorough

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Timeline: The 2017-18 Police Car Procurement Fiasco

Background to the issue The impasse between the Government of Jamaica and contracted car provider, O’Brien’s International Car Sales, has lasted for almost a year now. O’Brien’s was contracted to provide 200 used cars to the Jamaica Constabulary Force but has

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Timeline: The Western Jamaica ‘Light Sentences’ Debate

Background to the Issue Senior investigators within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have drafted a document which reveals that judges in St James, Westmoreland, Hanover, and Trelawny are opting more for fines, suspended sentences, and probation orders for persons convicted

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A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of six states of

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Infographics: What Jamaicans Should Know About States of Emergency?

The term ‘State of Emergency’ has become a buzzword in Jamaica, especially since the Tivoli incursion of 2010. Here are four useful infographics that explain what Jamaican citizens should know about them.   A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States

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St James State of Emergency 2018: What Did They Say? An Almost Verbatim Reproduction of Statements at the Press Briefing

After reports of increased military presence in the parish of St James on the morning of Thursday, January 18, 2018, a press briefing was called at Jamaica House at 12pm, where Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared state of emergency in

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7 ‘Profile’ Moments From The Life of Ian Boyne

A journalist for almost 30 years, Ian Anthony Boyne, CD, 60, was one of Jamaica’s most prolific, well-known and respected media personalities. His many accomplishments were beyond remarkable, and his attempt to build what he called ‘positive journalism’ has left

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