Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Any woman can develop cervical cancer, but certain risk …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October each year in countries across the world to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection …

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Back to School – Child Nutrition

A 2014 study by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention shows that students who are undernourished may have lower math scores and poorer cognitive …

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The Bandana and Miss Lou

September 07 is the birthday of the late Louise Bennett-Coverley, known to Jamaicans as “Miss Lou”. The folklorist, poet, and actress was well-known for her …

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Back to School Preparations – Tips for Parents

The start of the new academic year is days away and some final preparations for students to return to school are now underway.

Transitioning from summer holidays to the new school year may not be easy children or for parents. 

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Traffic Ticket Amnesty 2017

The Government has implemented a Traffic Ticket Amnesty to allow motorists with unpaid traffic ticket fines to make payments without incurring a penalty or interest.  …

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The Jamaican Flag

The Jamaica National Flag was first hoisted on Independence Day, August 6, 1962. Design and Colours The flag has a diagonal cross or ‘saltire’ with …

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Free Access to GOJ Websites

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology has launched an initiative to enable persons to access over 200 Government of Jamaica (GOJ) websites free of …

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World Meteorological Day

The theme for World Meteorological Day 2017, to be commemorated on March 23, is Understanding Clouds. The observance this year, will mark the launch of …

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Jean D’Costa

Jean D’Costa is a Jamaican writer, best known for her important and influential works of children’s literature. Jean D’Costa was born Jean Creary on January …

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