The Budget

The Budget is a document that proposes how much money the Government will allocate to the services it has to carry out and how it …

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #4

In a competitive global market, the natural environment plays an impactful role in the success of any country’s economy. Therefore, the fourth National Goal of …

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #3

The third goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica is to ensure that “Jamaica’s economy is prosperous”.  There are six (6) National Outcomes for this National Goal. …

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #2

Each year the Government has continued to implement strategies to move the country towards realising the National Goals outlined in the Vision 2030 Jamaica – …

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #1

Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan has four (4) National Goals. These goals are to ensure that: Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest …

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Security Guards Health Insurance Scheme

The Government in collaboration with Guardian Life Limited has initiated a health scheme for all private security guards. Types of Plans The plan is divided …

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Mary Seacole: Caring for the Wounded

Mary Seacole, a Jamaican-born nurse, was known for her many acts of kindness towards those wounded in battle. Mary Seacole was born Mary Jane Grant …

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The Ceremonial Opening of Parliament

To mark the start of the new fiscal/parliamentary year, the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament takes place at Gordon House. This tradition began in 1962, at …

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World Wetlands Day 2017

World Wetlands Day will be celebrated on February 2, 2017. The theme is “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction.” According to the Convention on Wetlands of …

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Types of Wetlands

There are many different types of wetlands. These include marshes, swamps and bogs. There are several that are specific to the Caribbean such as mangroves, …

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Earthquake Safety Precautions

An earthquake can strike at any time, so it is important prepare as best as possible.  Remove hazards Secure heavy furniture, such as bookcases and …

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After an Earthquake – Part 2

Minimise Further Problems  Stay off the streets. Keep them clear for the passage of emergency vehicles and equipment. Do not use the telephone unless there …

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After an Earthquake – Part 1

Check for Injuries After an earthquake, the most important thing to do is to check for injuries among family members and neighbours. Qualified persons should …

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During an Earthquake

The effects of an earthquake can be minimised if you take the right action. Here are some things to do during an earthquake. Firstly and …

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Major Earthquakes in Jamaica

Jamaica has been affected by two (2) major earthquakes in the past. The earthquake of June 07, 1692 was the most devastating earthquake in Jamaica’s …

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What is an Earthquake?

An earthquake is a rapid, sudden shaking of the earth’s crust due to movements of rocks within the earth. Earthquakes are unpredictable and strike without …

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Famous Maroons

Of the many Maroons who have lived in Jamaica, a few have gained prominence due largely to their leadership abilities.  Nanny of the Maroons and …

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The Maroons and the Abeng

The original Maroons were the indigenous Tainos and enslaved Africans brought to the island by the Spanish, who were set free when the British captured …

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