Jamaican Independence: A Timeline

There are several key events and personalities that propelled, Jamaica, a former colony of the British Empire, heavy under the weight of slavery and other …

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Zika Virus

What is the Zika Virus? Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, …

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Dangerous Drugs Act Facts

Recent changes made to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2015 will change the way that ganja is handled by the authorities. When the Dangerous Drugs …

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Proverbs Meet Their Match

Proverbs are an important element in folk tradition… used in everyday conversation. They serve an educational and social function. Proverbs are used to teach, inspiring caution, courage …

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Reggae Month

On January 9th 2008 the Government of Jamaica announced that the month of February was to be officially declared as Reggae Month. This was done …

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Jamaican Christmas Customs

Christmas in Jamaica features Gran’ Market, elaborate church services, parties with sumptuous food, community gatherings and warm interaction with friends and family. Every activity is made more …

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Jamaica’s Heritage in Dance & Music

Music and dance have always been integral elements of a people’s culture; in Jamaica this is no different. Jamaica’s musical and dance forms are rich, …

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The National Commission on Reparations

The National Commission on Reparations was established by the Government of Jamaica in 2009 to recommend the form or forms which reparations may take, and …

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Chikungunya Fact Sheet

The disease Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes that causes fever and severe joint pains. It is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. …

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Remembering the Honourable Roger Clarke

The Hon. Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, is a name synonymous in Jamaica’s political and social spheres with …

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