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10 Epic Moments in Jamaica’s Early History

Jamaica celebrated 55 years of Independence on August 6, 2017. That’s 55 years of epic Jamaican greatness on the world stage. After being granted Independence on August 6, 1962 from British colonial rule by Queen Elizabeth II, Jamaica has not stopped

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Jamaican Proverbs That Speak To The Elements

Jamaican proverbs hold a special place in our hearts. They represent the continuation of the oral history of our nation, a summation of the stories and lessons of our forefathers in a few succinct, witty lines. Nothing thrills us like

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Remember Lester: Recalling Lester Spaulding’s Legendary Life

The news that Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding, 76, passed away on the afternoon of Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Andrews Memorial Hospital after battling illness, sent shock waves of sadness across the Caribbean media landscape. He was known as

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What You Need To Know About Jamaica’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP)

News media and education circles in Jamaica have been abuzz following the announcement from Education Minister Ruel Reid that the Primary Exit Profile will replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Since its implementation in 1999, GSAT has been the

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Five Facts About Osteoarthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is the degeneration and inflammation of the joints. There are 100 different types of arthritis. Five facts about 0steoarthritis Osteoarthritis is caused by the loss of the cartilage (gristle) which cushions contact between the bones in

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What’s Right With Jamaica: Smile About J-A-M-A-I-C-A

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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Five Facts About the HPV Vaccine

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health has announced its intention to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine this year to schoolgirls in the fight against cervical cancer. This announcement has been the source of much debate about and questions about what exactly

6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell Gov’t hurting NHF Bank of Jamaica to call in red money Placement in full high schools for all students next year JMA renews partnership with Bureau of Standards World Bank exec to visit Jamaica Jamaica

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell Hurricane Irma powers on Irma death toll hits 10 Study shows J’can men being abused from infancy JET seeks signatures for Cockpit Country petition Double murder in upper St Andrew Two charged with teen’s death

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Back-to-School: Motivation From Usain Bolt for Jamaican Students

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight/ But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.” These revered rhymes are among the most

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