Tag: Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 29, 2016

1. Jamaica Under Severe Weather Alert From Tropical Storm ‘Matthew’. Jamaica has been placed on alert from Tropical Storm Matthew, which was formed near the Eastern Caribbean yesterday morning.Reports from the Meteorological Service of Jamaica are… read more at the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 18, 2016

  Elaine Again! Elaine Thompson did it again! The Olympic 100m champion returned to the scene of Saturday’s triumph to become the seventh woman to win an Olympic sprint double…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Cash Plus Scam? The State agency handling the liquidation of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 3, 2016

Storm Relief – Jamaicans Rejoice At Escaping Earl. Jamaicans, surprised by the suddenness of warnings to prepare for a major weather system, are breathing a sigh of relief after the country escaped the worst of an “unusually” fast-moving tropical wave which

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 1, 2016

Stormy Defiance – Residents In Flood-Prone Areas Vow To Wait Out Hurricane Season. If weather experts are on target in their predictions for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, communities, including those along the country’s coastline, must brace themselves for a tempestuous

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Earthquake 101 – Some Things You Need To Know

Hello diGgers, How much do you know about earthquakes – what causes them, the technical terms associated with them, how they are measured, and so on? Since we are currently in Earthquake Awareness Month, diGJamaica has put together a fact

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 6, 2016

It’s Sexual Harassment – Proposed Law Frowns On Gayle-Like Conduct. If a Sexual Harassment Bill tabled last month in Parliament becomes law, utterances like those made recently by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle to a female Australian reporter could lead to

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What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Communities through Improved Governance.’ According to portfolio minister, the Hon. Noel Arscott, the observance of the month is occurring at a time when there is a

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

No Need To Worry About Kick ‘Em Jenny – Lyew-Ayee. The impact of any tsunami (giant sea wave) caused by an eruption of Kick ’em Jenny, the underwater volcano located eight kilometres north of Grenada, would in all likelihood be evident

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Disaster Preparedness Month: In Case Of Fire

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a fire is the destructive burning of material that produces light, flame, heat and smoke. The menace of fire as a potential disaster is with us every day. Most

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 11, 2015

Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed To Same Sex Marriage. An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring

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