Category: Special

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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10 Reasons Why You Should #diGJamaica






Jamaica is truly a country like no other. Wherever Jamaicans go, they let patriotism soar and their Jamaican-ness spills over in all its black, green and gold splendour. diGJamaica celebrates this unique culture and heritage. But in case you need convincing, here are our top








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Key Findings And Recommendations: Special Audit Of The PAJ






On Tuesday, July 26 a Special Audit of the Port Authority of Jamaica carried out by The Auditor-General’s office was tabled in Parliament. As reported by The Jamaica Gleaner, the findings of the report revealed millions of dollars in improper








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Charts of The Week: Road Fatality Statistics, 1992-2015






June is observed as Road Safety Month. Although the majority of accidents do not result in loss of life, the number of road fatalities in Jamaica continues to climb at a troubling rate. It is important to take a look








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REPORT: West Kingston Commission of Enquiry 2016 [Full Text]






The report on the work and findings of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has been released. At several hundred pages, the report is an extensive but worthwhile read as it investigates the lead up to the events of May








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#KeepChildrenSafe – Exposing Online Dangers With Kurt Wright’s ‘Unspoken’






The focus of UNICEF Jamaica’s Keep Children Safe campaign this week has been protecting children from the dangers lurking in the online world. On Monday, we explored a number of these dangers, including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, pornography and sexual predators, and also shared some








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How To Protect Your Child From Online Dangers






This is the final week of fora in UNICEF Jamaica’s Keep Children Safe campaign, and the focus is online safety. There are many dangers lurking on the internet, including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, sexual predators, pornography and more. As more and more children gain








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7 Great Jamaican Musicians For World Creativity and Innovation Week






World Creativity and Innovation Week has ended, but we couldn’t close out the week without looking at some of the great instrumentalists and composers who have helped to shape the ‘Jamaican sound’ over the past seven decades or so. Below








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Earth Day 2016 – Trees For The Earth






Today, April 22, 2016, marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year is ‘Trees for the Earth,’ which emphasises the important functions of trees to the environment. It also highlights the work that the Earth Day Network has








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Violence In Schools – How The School-Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support Helps To #KeepChildrenSafe






Data from the Ministry of National Security’s Safe School Programme indicated that during the 2012/2013 academic year, 3,671 students were cited for antisocial behaviours of varying degrees. 1,109 students were placed on a monitoring list, 2,361 cautioned and 201 students








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