Category: Observances

10 Facts About Jamaica’s Lizard Population

1. The species Anoles is the most studied species of lizards in Jamaica and the Caribbean. 2. The dewlap, the colourful part under the throat of the lizard that is pushed out,  is actually used for communication and competition! The males compete

Posted in Environment, Jamaica, Lists, Nature, Observances Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Out of Many, One People: Jamaica’s Rich Chinese Heritage

Once upon a time, Jamaica had an influx of Chinese that caused so much unrest among natives, that the Government implemented quota restrictions on Chinese immigrants. The Chinese who were already here – about 4,000 by the mid-1920s and 6,000

Posted in #diGoftheday, Diaspora, Heritage, History, Jamaica, Observances Tagged with: , , ,

Amandla! Nelson Mandela’s Epic Jamaica Visit

When Nelson Mandela stood to address Jamaicans on Jamaican soil at the National Stadium, his first words were, “This is the happiest day of my life!” The date was Wednesday, July 24, 1991, and perhaps only the excitement and euphoria

Posted in #diGoftheday, About Jamaica, Heritage, History, Jamaica, Men, Observances, Personalities, Politics, Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

July Is Bereaved Parents Month: Stats & Facts From Jamaica

Have you ever stopped to think of what life must be like for the mother or father who has lost a child? Can you imagine the emotional turmoil – the sadness, distress and anguish – they must be experiencing? Often, when

Posted in Children, Family, Jamaica, Observances, Statistics, Youth Tagged with: , , , ,

Sickle Cell and Jamaica: Five Major Milestones

Sickle cell disease. Many people may not be aware of it’s prevalence, but it is estimated that 1.8 in every 1,000 persons in the Jamaican population has sickle cell disease, 300 Jamaican babies are born annually with the disease, and 10%

Posted in Health, History, Jamaica, Observances Tagged with: , , , ,

5 Unforgettable Moments With Captain Horace Burrell

On Tuesday, May 6, 2017, Jamaica lost a football giant in the form of Captain Horace Burrell, late president of the Jamaica Football Federation and the man at the helm when the country’s Reggae Boyz qualified for the FIFA World

Posted in History, Jamaica, Men, Observances, Personalities, Photos Tagged with: , , , , , ,

World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature

Every year, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED). For 2017, the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. According to the official WED website: “‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get

Posted in Environment, Nature, Observances Tagged with: , , ,

What Is World Digestive Health Day (WDHD)?

World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) is celebrated annually on May 29. Its aim is to encourage good digestive health while increasing public awareness of stomach and intestinal disorders. Each year, a different digestive disorder is highlighted through a year-long public health

Posted in General Information, Health, Jamaica, Observances, Wellness Tagged with: , , , , ,

Living with Paranoid Schizophrenia in Jamaica

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder, characterized by profound disruptions in thinking, affecting language, perception, and the sense of self. It often includes psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices or delusions. It can impair functioning through the loss of an

Posted in Health, Jamaica, Men, Observances, Wellness Tagged with: , , , , ,

What’s Right With Jamaica? Amazing Biodiversity

Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has the highest number of endemic plants and birds. The country is a veritable natural paradise, home to many varieties of unique flora and fauna in land, air, and water. The Cockpit Country –

Posted in #diGoftheday, Jamaica, Nature, Observances, Photos, Series, What's Right With Jamaica Tagged with: , , , , , ,