Category: Monday Musings

#MondayMusings: Let’s Talk About Girls & Sexual Abuse

It’s a topic that continues to carry relevance in the Jamaican context: the prevalence of sexual abuse in society. Here are some infographics, showing sobering statistics:

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Why Is It So HOT?!

It’s the summer season, so of course we expect the temperature to be a little higher than usual. But it seems to be even hotter than ever these days, and coupled with the ongoing drought, it is more than a

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Disaster Preparedness Month: In Case Of Flood

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a flood is the most common natural hazard in causing loss of life, human suffering, inconvenience, widespread damage to buildings, structures, crop, infrastructure, and other national assets. Severe weather conditions

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A Conversation With Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah

Many commentators have expressed concern that Jamaican music, in its current state, is dying. They have argued that our island beats, particularly contemporary reggae and dancehall, have been watered down and that the business side is corrupt. To make things

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How The Riverton Fires Affect Your Health

The Riverton dump is on fire. Again. Reports are suggesting that this is the worst fire at the dump yet. We hear similar statements each time there is a big fire at Riverton, yet little to no talk of possible solutions,

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Does J-A-M-A-I-C-A Spell M-I-S-E-R-Y?

The Cato Institute has again released its annual Misery Index, and this year, Jamaica is ranked ninth amongst the 108 countries surveyed. But in that, we already have a spark of joy, as the country was ranked fifth on the 2013

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Why Is The Cost Of Electricity So High In Jamaica?

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo) has been making headlines since the start of the new year, when its request for a 21 per cent rate increase was denied by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). But that was not

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INFOGRAPHIC: Marriage & Divorce In Jamaica By The Numbers

This week’s Sunday Gleaner lead story shared some facts and figures that may have come as a surprise to some people: Jamaica’s divorce rate has increased while its marriage rate is decreasing. This hasn’t really shocked us over here at diGJamaica, as

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8 Questions We Need Answered In 2015

What does 2015 hold for Jamaica? The Gleaner has published 87 prophecies from several members of the clergy (click here, here and here). While we wait to see how these prophecies unfold, here are eight pertinent questions we are asking this year. Hopefully,

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Walk Good, John Holt

The Jamaican music fraternity had yet reason to mourn yesterday as news reached the island that another reggae legend, John Holt, had passed away. Holt, popular for hits such as Love I Can Feel, Stick by Me, and If I

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