What's On diGJamaica.com this week:
Religious and Ecclesiastical
Membership in traditional churches takes a nosedive, according to the 2011 Census. Explore the belief system between traditional denominations and the more charismatic churches that are taking over.
Jamaican Popular Music
Jamaica's indigenous music forms have propelled this tiny country to the forefront of the entertainment world. Take a look at the evolution of popular music in Jamaica, read the history and listen to some of the samples we've dug up for you.
Overwhelmed by the stats and data in the 2011 Census? We've made it easier for you! Check our Data section for motion charts on Population Movement, Births, Deaths, Migrations from 1921 to 2011, and Population by Parish.
Finance Minister's statement on IMF
Dr Peter Phillips' statement to Parliament on the IMF is on diGJamaica. It's a flip document that is searchable and downloadable.
FAQs on hotel tax
The guest accommodation room tax (GART) was introduced on September 1, 2012. Under GART, operators of guest accommodations are required to pay taxes for each night or occasion that a room is occupied. Tax Administration Jamaica has issued a Frequently Asked Questions Guest Accommodation Room Tax booklet to answer your queries about the new tax and we have posted it for you.
PM's statement on Hurricane Sandy
On October 30, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller made a statement on Hurricane Sandy in Parliament. Read for yourself the cost of the damage, the Government's plans going forward and which international organisations have pledged to help. View the full statement on diGJamaica.
GGs since 1962
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen ended his Jamaica 50 parish tour on October 31. Students at Windward Road Primary and Junior High School were impressed with the duties of a governor general. Find out what they are, and read interesting facts about the men who have served in this capacity since Independence.
Executive director of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, Laleta Davis-Mattis, is calling for Port Royal to be included in the restoration plans for Kingston. Read more on these historic towns in diGJamaica's Pieces of the Past section.