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14 Natural Mosquito Repellents

It’s that time of year when mosquitoes are on the loose. These creatures are not only annoying, but many of us know from painful experience that they transmit diseases. Last year, many Jamaicans were left bed-ridden due to chikungunya, and we

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 20, 2015

From Chik-V To ZIKV – Jamaica On High Alert For Another Mosquito-Borne Disease. Take precautions but do not panic. That’s the urgent advice from stakeholders in the health sector as Jamaica faces the threat of another serious mosquito-borne disease, the Zika

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ZIKV – The New Mosquito-Borne Virus You Need To Know About

Last year, productivity in Jamaica was crippled due to an outbreak of the chikungunya virus, popularly referred to as chik-v. Even as the nation waits to hear from the relevant ministries just how many cases were reported and how this

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 27, 2015

150 Years After The Morant Bay Rebellion … St Thomas Begs For Development. Legend has it that after the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865, Queen Victoria, in anger, broke her pen and uttered the words “those rebels, let them suffer”… Read

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 25, 2015

New Law To Allow Government To Sell Delinquent Taxpayers’ Property. It will soon take just a few years of delinquency in the payment of property taxes to cause landowners to lose their property if legislation tabled in Parliament yesterday is approved…

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 24, 2015

Public Demands Answers From Health Ministry On Deadly Disease. Alarming public concerns continue mount about deaths related to the chikungunya virus that severely impacted Jamaica over the past year. Anecdotal stories from both doctors and the public suggest that as much

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 20, 2015

Revenue Jump: Gov’t Eyes Huge Increase In Tax Haul. Recurrent tax revenues are projected to jump by 54 per cent in the next fiscal year, with the Government indicating it will be seeking to collect $402 billion in taxation this year,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 12, 2015

Jamaicans Urged To Take Flu Seriously In Light Of Chik-V Combo. Residual effects of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) could be worsening the impact of the influenza virus several persons have been experiencing, causing them to be having debilitating symptoms… Read more

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Top 10 Posts On The diGBlog This Year

This has a great year on the diGBlog. We have worked to better connect with our readers and we’re glad to see it bearing fruit. As we close out 2014, we look back at our top 10 most read and shared posts.

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 19, 2014

‘We Believe In Jamaica’ – IDB President Marks 45 Years Of Partnership With Official Visit. Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has indicated that the multilateral entity has a firm belief in Jamaica and it’s prospects for

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