Tag: Norman Washington Manley

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Norman Washington Manley

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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#ElectionJa – Know Your Constituency: St Andrew East Central

The St Andrew East Central constituency was created in 1966 when the Constituencies (Boundaries) Order, under Section 67 of the Constitution of Jamaica, increased the number of constituencies in the parish from six to eight. St Andrew East Central is a safe seat

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Prime Ministers Of Jamaica

The Prime Minister is Jamaica’s head of government, who is formally appointed into office by the Governor General, who represents Elizabeth II, Jamaica’s official Head of State. Prior to Independence in 1962, Jamaica’s head of government was known as the Premier and before

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The Story Of Jamaica’s Motto & Coat Of Arms

The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many, One People’, based on the population’s multi-racial roots. The motto is represented on the Coat of Arms, showing a male and female member of the Taino tribe standing on either side of

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Jamaica’s Journey To Independence

We’ve been enjoying the various pre-Independence festivities that have been on offer since late last month, but now it’s time for the main event, and Jamaicans are gearing up to celebrate the country’s 53rd anniversary of Independence tomorrow, August 6. Today,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 7, 2015

Police Chief Gives Himself Perfect Score Amid Soaring Murder Rate. Jamaica’s chief crime fighter, Dr Carl Williams, has given himself full marks on the success of his 10-month tenure as police commissioner, as the murder toll shot past the 600

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A Look Behind Leadership Challenges In Jamaica’s Political History

In today’s Monday Musings, we take a look ‘behind the news’ following yesterday’s re-election of Andrew Holness as the leader of the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Jamaica is known for fiercely contested general parliamentary elections every five years, dating

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Special – Quotes From Our Heroes

National Heroes’ Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 21. In honour of this special occasion, diGJamaica.com will be sharing a quote or saying attributed to one of our heroes every weekday at 1pm for the rest of the month.

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Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 1

‘Emancipendence’ is almost here and Jamaicans are looking for ways to make the holiday interesting. Since it is a time of reflection and celebration, we have done a little diGging and come up with a long list of historical sites

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The Meaning Of Labour Day

Many Jamaicans know May 23 as Labour Day, a day dedicated volunteer work and community service projects across the island. However, prior to 1961, it didn’t exist on the calendar. Instead, Jamaicans, along with other citizens of the Commonwealth, observed

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