Category: Science

What Nutraceuticals Can Do For Jamaica






The nutraceutical industry is worth an estimated $270 billion, and that figure is expected to increase to over $600 billion by 2018. Of the 160 plants declared to have medicinal properties worldwide, over 80 are endemic to Jamaica. Executive director of








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10 Milestone Years in Jamaica’s Civil Aviation History






Jamaica has come a long way where air travel is concerned. Moving from its first flight ever in 1911, to the establishment of Air Jamaica Ltd, and the opening of our airways with the establishment of groups such as the








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Jovan Evans






Name: Jovan Evans Age: 34 Name of business: AquaFlow Products & Services Ltd. Your job title: Product Developer Age at which you started your business: 33  What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Being resilient: thriving when








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Craslyn Benjamin






Name: Craslyn Benjamin Age: 30 Name of business: Benlar Foods Limited Your job title: Chief Executive Officer Age at which you started your business: 27 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Possessing the ability to work hard








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Advice from Jamaican entrepreneurs






Pioneers. Leaders. Inventors. Innovators. Trendsetters. Risktakers. These are just some of the words used to describe entrepreneurs. When most people hear the word, they immediately conjure up images of a serious person in a business suit, in charge of a








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#TipThursday: Give Thanks for Science & Technology






Imagine your life without all the luxuries provided by developments in science and technology. Would you be able to survive? Think about it. What if there were no vaccines for immunisation, no medicines to cure illnesses, no bathrooms or toilets,








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What is National Science & Technology Month?






The Jamaican Government observes November as National Science & Technology Month, with the aim of educating people about how crucial science and technology is to national development. Annually, activities are organised with the intention of getting people to make the








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Pharmacist Day – More Than Just A ‘Medication Dispenser’






Did you know that January 12th is observed annually as Pharmacist Day? Most people aren’t even aware there is such a day. However, pharmacists play an important role in our lives as we all get sick from time to time and








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5 Interesting Facts About Guinea Hen Weed






‘Bush tea’ is something many Jamaicans grew up on, where the ‘bush’ in question could be anything from black mint to lime leaf to cerasee to guinea hen weed and many more. Our grandparents would tell us that these plants








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Earthquake 101 – Some Things You Need To Know






Hello diGgers, How much do you know about earthquakes – what causes them, the technical terms associated with them, how they are measured, and so on? Since we are currently in Earthquake Awareness Month, diGJamaica has put together a fact








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