10 Reasons Why You Should #diGJamaica


Jamaica is truly a country like no other. Wherever Jamaicans go, they let patriotism soar and their Jamaican-ness spills over in all its black, green and gold splendour. diGJamaica celebrates this unique culture and heritage. But in case you need convincing, here are our top 10 reasons for why you should join us and #diGJamaica.

1. Jamaica is the irie-est nation on the planet … and people should know that.

Donna Duncan-Scott has dubbed Jamaica “The best little island in the world!” She’s right. And our founder knows it too. diGJamaica was conceptualised as a gift to the people of Jamaica for its 50th Independence anniversary. Going beyond the news, we are a digital portal through which people can interact with data, stats, and figures on this great little country, and maybe even learn to fall in love with it.

2. We have to get it ‘RIGHT’ when we get it ‘WRITE’.

We’re all about accuracy. We aim to be the place where anyone can go to get the numbers and figures on Jamaica right when they get it ‘write’.

3. Data is important.

Truth is, numbers often tell the story. They help us to notice trends and accurately map or chart phenomena as they unfold. This helps us to better understand our world. And Jamaica could use a little more understanding, right?

4. Interactive is IN.

The days of boring figures are over, and we know it. So we’re here to ensure that as you learn more about Jamaica, you get it right and have fun with facts and figures. With diGJamaica, research is not tedious, it’s thrilling!

5. Context gives more than clues.

We believe in providing a background to the news that will help people to understand not just the WHAT, but also the WHY.

6. Questions deserve answers.

How many times have you heard a person ask, “How do I … ?” or “Where can I find a  … ?” We’ve asked the same questions, and we thought, why not create a one-stop resource page where people can find answers to some of the most popular questions asked in or about Jamaica? So we did.

7. Organisation matters.

There are already many sources for information about Jamaica out there. What sets diGJamaica apart is that we have organised this information for you in a way that is easily navigable and palatable. We have paid special attention to popular research and news topics, and have ensured that what you need  is exactly what you’ll find.

8. It pays to ‘diG’ a little deeper.

We’re talking self-education, people. It’s important to be equipped with knowledge that helps you to better understand and relate to your world. Jamaica is such an awesomely culture-rich country, and there is so much to know about it. We’re here to help you find out more, so just ‘diG in’!

9. Everyone appreciates ‘resource’-fulness.

Whether it’s photos, charts, timelines, or in-depth listicles, DiG is your resource on all things Jamaica. It’s like the gift that that keeps on giving …

10. The future is now.

We are in the Information Age, and diGJamaica is our contribution to helping to move Jamaica forward. We’re helping to create a record of accurate digitised history for our wonderful country.

So there you have it, 10 compelling reasons to go ahead and #diGJamaica with us. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the #diGJamaica movement.