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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 16, 2016

Never Again – Tivoli Commission Says Certain High-Ranking Officers Should Be Prevented From Leading In Future. The three-member tribunal that investigated the conduct of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens has found that police

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8 Natural Heritage Sites In Jamaica

October is being celebrated as Heritage Month in Jamaica. Over the course of the month, diGJamaica will be sharing information related to several aspects of our country’s heritage, including natural sites, food, language, important monuments and, of course, the contributions of the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 21, 2015

Bank On Bolt – Jamaican Sprinter Confident Ahead Of World Championships Titles Defense. Usain Bolt is said to be in 9.6 seconds shape heading into the IAAF World Championships, and he’ll give the first indication of his conditions on today’s opening

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Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park Is Now A World Heritage Site

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, after an almost 11-year journey, Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park has been listed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. The inscription, which

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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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Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish 2

As we continue our trek around Jamaica for Parish Pride month, we decided to check in at the hot spots in Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover, St James and Trelawny that we have featured in our Travel Tuesday series over

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It Name Wat? Unusual Place Names in Jamaica Part 2

Jamaica is a place of fun and wonder and so are Jamaicans. Didn’t you hear? It’s cool to be Jamaican. It’s Parish Pride Month on diGJamaica and every week, we will be featuring some interesting and downright funny place names.  

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Parish Facts – Westmoreland, Hanover, St James & Trelawny

This week, we continue Parish Pride month by venturing further into the county of Cornwall, with Westmoreland, Hanover, St James and Trelawny. Westmoreland Formed in 1703, the parish is called Westmoreland most likely because it was created out of the lands in the west

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 28, 2014

‘Society Of Sissies’. As the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) makes recommendations for the Parliament to include provisions in the Offences Against the Person Act to criminalise cyberbullying, one lawmaker is resisting the proposal saying “we have to be careful

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Bauxite Industry Production Declines & Price Tag On Cockpit Country

Information from the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) indicates that there has been a 9% downturn in the production of bauxite-alumina in September 2014 relative to September 2013. Jamaica produced 151,195 MT of bauxite-alumina in September, compared with 166,938 MT the

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