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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 –








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Clear as Crystal Punch: The History of Piped Water in Jamaica






A little known fact is that Jamaica is one of the first nations in the Western Hemisphere to develop a piped water supply system. From as early as 1766, Roger Hope Elleston, owner of the Hope Estate, constructed an open aqueduct








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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality






This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for








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Pictorial: Jamaican Birds






Jamaica is home to approximately 280-species strong bird population, of which 30 are endemic and 19 sub-species are endemic. The country has 166 breeding species and over 80 winter visitors, due to the fact that it lies on one of the








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What’s Right With Jamaica? It’s Carnival!






Byron Lee is the man who must be credited with popularising the concept of Carnival in Jamaica. From as early as 1990, Lee introduced, on an extensive scale, the fire and fierceness of Trinidad’s Carnival culture to Jamaicans. That was








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What’s Right With Jamaica? The Blue Mountains






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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Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)






On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary








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Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate






On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four








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Five Faces of Romain Virgo






Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many








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#diGDiaspora: Photos from Soft Launch for Zierlich International Dialysis Centre, UK






The soft launch of the Zierlich International Dialysis Centre took place at the Jamaica High Commission, hosted by JAMPRO’s European Regional Manager, Laurence Jones. Andre Nelson, CEO of the Centre, and Dainty Cowell, Renal Specialist Nurse, explained that the Centre








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