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What's on this week

Published:Friday | August 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM

1. JCDC Festival Song Competition - The Sounds Of Jamaica. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Festival Song competition has been part of the Jamaican landscape since 1966 when Toots and the Maytals won the inaugural contest with the song Bam Bam. Since then, the competition has grown in popularity and has created several household names, including Eric Donaldson, Roy Rayon and Stanley Beckford.

2. Weak Dollar Persists. On July 31, 2014, the US dollar traded for an average selling rate of J$112.85 for US$1. The decline represents a 14 per cent depreciation in the selling rate since the approval of the IMF Agreement on May 1, 2013.

3. diG's Birthmonth Giveaways! diGJamaica celebrated its second anniversary on Emancipation Day, August 1, but we're carrying the celebrations through the rest of the month with our Birthmonth Giveaways.

4. Only In Jamaica! Have you ever been on the road minding your own business when all of a sudden you see something so funny or outrageous that you think to yourself, 'This only happens in Jamaica'?

5. Sounds Of Jamaica - Music Posts on Music is part of the lifeblood of Jamaica. diG into our playlists (complete with links to purchase, where available), warm up those vocal cords, and get ready to sing out loud and proud.

6. Top Tips On The diGBlog. We're looking back at some of the most shared posts in this category since we started doing them in December 2012. Take a look at our top 12 and let us know if you have found any of these tips helpful.