Ecclesiastical + Religious

In Jamaica, religion is very important.  Despite the 23% of the island who identify as...

The National Anthem

Eternal Father bless our land, Guard us with Thy Mighty Hand, Keep us free from evil powers, Be...

National Symbols

THE FLAG The Jamaican flag was first raised at midnight on August 5, 1962, as the...

Jamaica’s Journey To Independence

Let's take a trek down memory lane to recount Jamaica's journey to Independence. First, our freedom Freedom...

National Heroes

Our heroes were first named in the 1960s when Jamaica celebrated its independence and celebrated...

Cabinet Ministers

Do you know the different ministries that comprise the Executive arm of the government? Do...

Judicial + Legal

Common Law Jamaica, like Britain and her former colonies, operates under a Common Law legal system. This...

#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

We're giving you way more than just five facts on Jamaica's Local Government Elections.  Here...

A Full List of Subjects And Departments Under Each Ministry

Need to know what subjects, public bodies, and departments fall under the jurisdiction of each...

Political Constitution

Jamaican Politics is modeled on the Westminster Parliamentary system of government, that is, it is...

Free To Live – Jamaica’s Free Villages

Slavery in the British West Indies ended in 1838, two years before it was intended to. The...

Jamaica Then & Now – The BOJ Complex And Scotia Centre Under Construction

In celebration of Heritage Month, we will be sharing some 'then and now' photos of...

Ornamental Beauty – The Lignum Vitae

The lignum vitae (Guiacum Officinale) was found in Jamaica by Christopher Columbus. The short, compact tree...

Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 3

We continue to showcase the historical sites around our beautiful island. This week, we stop...

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...

A Moment In History – Tacky’s Easter Rebellion In St Mary

Tacky had been a Coromantee chief in Ghana before being enslaved in Jamaica. In St...

A Moment In History – Black River’s Firsts

Black River is but a shadow of its former glory in the 18th and 19th...

Jamaica Welcomes The Mandelas

Even as the world continues to mourn the passing of the incomparable Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the...

How Many Of These 12 Things Did You Know?

Jamaica is a land full of history and all sorts of interesting things to learn...

Our Future On Fire: 3 Instances of Fires at Places Of Safety in Jamaica

Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre - May 2009 On May 22, 2009 there was a fire at...

5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About Nanny of the Maroons

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of...

Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party – Jamaica’s First Modern Party

Many Jamaicans believe that the People's National Party (PNP) is Jamaica's first political party. However,...

Hero Profile – Sam Sharpe

Sam Sharpe, born in the parish of St. James, and named after his master, is...

Marcus Said: Five Statements That Inspired The World

Marcus Mosiah Garvey is Jamaica's first  National Hero and one of Jamaica's most internationally beloved...

National Heroes’ Day: Jamaica’s Super Seven

How much do you know about Jamaica's national heroes? Do you know, for example, that...

How Did White Horses In St. Thomas Get Its Name?

Upon hearing “white horses”, one may immediately think of the majestic beasts that tend to...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 2

In 1664, the Spanish relinquished control of Jamaica to the British and Sir Thomas Modyford...

Parish Pride – How Did Your Parish Get Its Name? Part 3

In 1664, the Spanish relinquished control of Jamaica to the British and Sir Thomas Modyford...

It’s Parish Pride Month On diGJamaica.com!

Over the past two months, we have explored reggae music and Champs, two distinctively Jamaican...

10 Interesting Things About St. James

St. James is said to have been named by Sir Thomas Modyford in about 1655, for...