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Tracking the Jamaican social scene on diGJamaica

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans love to have a good time and during this celebratory period of Jamaica's 50th years of Independence, coupled with the usual summer party sprees, there are several events in the works.

Colourful advertisements, radio jingles and television commercials throw at you many events, but how do you compare one event with the other or even avoid the social faux pas of double booking your Saturday night?

DiGJamaica.com, from The Gleaner Company, can help Jamaicans make sense of it all with its unique Calendar feature.

The diGJamaica Calendar lists several upcoming events, special broadcasts and public holidays in the island, allowing individuals to, for example, plan their viewing schedule for the Olympics from the list of athletic events, converted to 'Jamaica time'.

Business and social events are sorted by week and month, with the most current event floating to the top of the list. If users want a closer look at an item, selecting 'View' will display the date and time of the event, a brief description of the occasion and a map showing the location of the happening for those unfamiliar with the territory.

DiGJamaica attempts to help users even more by allowing them to save the event on their computer or email the particulars to their friends.

Additionally, the listing is searchable, so locating an event by parish or name is an easy task.

Input from users is encouraged as, with the 'Create Event' feature, they can add a hip happening on the diGJamaica Calendar, free of cost.