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Jamaican Diaspora

Whither the Jamaican Diaspora

The concept of Jamaicans working overseas and giving back to their country is, of course, a good one. The unanswered question has always been about how to measure the benefits ofspending hard-earned money on..

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The Talented! Khadija “Bunny” Shaw

The uncommon blend of physicality, quickness and vision that sets Shaw apart and elevates her teammates has been on full display since her senior international debut in July before World Cup qualifying. She has answered the call with 11 goals in nine appearances.

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Star Girl
Reclaim Mangrove

Reclaim Mangrove Forrests

What are mangroves? Mangroves are tropical trees that thrive in conditions most timber could never tolerate — salty, coastal waters, and the interminable ebb and flow of the tide. With the ability to store vast amounts of carbon, mangrove forests are key weapons in the fight against climate change, but they are under threat worldwide.
Mangrove forests are just about the most useful ecosystems on Earth, storing up to 10 times more carbon than tropical forests, making mangroves a critical solution in the fight against climate change.

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Reggae music to be protected by the UN

The musical style joined a list of cultural traditions that includes the horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, a Mongolian camel-coaxing ritual and Czech puppetry, and more than 300 other traditional practices that range from boat-building, pilgrimages and cooking.
Jamaica applied for reggae's inclusion on the list this year at a meeting of the UN agency on the island of Mauritius, where 40 proposals were under consideration.

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Roots Reggae