Tag: Hurricane

7 Facts About Hurricanes In Jamaica

The hurricane season lasts from June to November. Jamaica, along with several other Caribbean islands and mainland territories, falls into what is commonly understood to be the Atlantic hurricane belt, meaning that these countries often experience the effects of storm

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The Aftermath: Hurricane Ivan – 2004

This was the front page of The Gleaner on September 13, 2014, two days after Hurricane Ivan passed south of Jamaica, leaving a trail of havoc in its wake. (Click on the image to enlarge.) We have now officially entered

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Hurricane Preparedness Week – 9 Facts About Hurricanes

Countries on this side of the world have been dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes for centuries, with perhaps the first report coming from Christopher Columbus, who encountered one near the isle of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1495. Here are

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12 Jamaican Books for World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the globe. As you would already know, Jamaica has a strong literary history, having produced many outstanding

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