Category: Literacy Month

The Jamaica Library Service: Serving Knowledge to Jamaica






The Jamaica Library Service (JLS) is one of the most important information resources in the nation. Since childhood, we have all been taught that the library is the go-to place for access to a full range of information services and resources. Even








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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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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya West-Blackwood






Name: Latoya West-Blackwood  Age: 33 Name of business: iPublish Consultancy and iMagiNation Books  Your job title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer  Age at which you started your business: 30 What do you think is the most important character trait in








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Advice from Jamaican entrepreneurs: Angela deFreitas






Name: Angela deFreitas Name of business: CHOICES Career & Education Advice Your job title: General Manager Age at which you started your business: 35 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A competitive nature Identify one hardship








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12 More Jamaican Books for World Book Day






Today is World Book Day, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the globe. Last year, we featured 12 popular, enduring and/or ground-breaking fictional books by Jamaican authors, and








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10 Must-Read Biographies & Memoirs By & About Jamaican Women






Everyone has a story, but most people never get the opportunity to share theirs with the world, especially women and girls. Today, in honour of Women’s History Month and World Book Day, we celebrate some Jamaican women who have been able to








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12 Jamaican Books for World Book Day






Today is World Book Day, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the globe. As you would already know, Jamaica has a strong literary history, having produced many outstanding








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Literacy Month – Rotary Clubs of Jamaica’s Record-Breaking Book Drive






Jamaicans are no strangers to setting world records – witness the exploits of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Alia Atkinson, for example. So it was with great confidence that the Rotary Clubs of Jamaica decided to etch its name in the Guinness








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