Get the Facts – CARICOM Institutions

Since the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), several institutions have been formed under its umbrella or with its collaboration. These are categorised into two …

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Preparing for a Hurricane

A regular feature of life in the tropics – a hurricane is a powerful storm that can cause great damage to property and loss of …

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Road Safety Tips

According to the National Road Safety Unit in Jamaica, approximately 115 road accidents have occurred across the island since the start of 2018, with some …

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Get the Facts – The Legal Aid Council

The Government of Jamaica is committed to ensuring that all Jamaicans can access quality legal representation, irrespective of their financial resources. To this end, the …

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Get the Facts – Malaria

Malaria is a potentially fatal disease caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. The disease produces chills, headache, a high fever and other flu-like symptoms. Official …

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Get the Facts – How to Foster a Child

Fostering is the legal process of temporarily placing a child, who would otherwise be a ward of the state, into an approved family environment under …

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Get the Facts – The Benefits of Recycling

Recycling is the process by which used materials are converted into new, usable products. According to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica produces …

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Demonetisation of Coins

As of February 15, 2018, the one, ten and twenty-five cent coins will be demonetised and no longer be legal tender. This action will be …

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The Half-Way-Tree Teen Hub

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation; the Ministry of Health; and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information have opened Teen Hub at the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre. …

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International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. The aim of the observance is to raise awareness about corruption and of the role of the United Nations …

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