Jamaica

Country Jamaica
Capital Kingston
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Jamaican dollar(JMD)
Languages English(Jamaican English) & Jamaican Patois

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Introduction

The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino Indians, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually obtained increasing independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained full independence when it withdrew from the Federation in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs affiliated with the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in international drug smuggling and money laundering. Violent crime, drug trafficking, and poverty pose significant challenges to the government today. Nonetheless, many rural and resort areas remain relatively safe and contribute substantially to the economy.

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Jamaica - Wikipedia
Jamaica - CIA World Fact Book
Jamaica - BBC
Jamaica - National Geographic
Jamaica - Timeline - BBC

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Caribbean Airlines Relaunches Flights from Jamaica - Caribbean JournalCaribbean Airlines Relaunches Flights from Jamaica  Caribbean Journal

Scott Petroleum Hires Commercial Manager in Jamaica - Ship & BunkerScott Petroleum Hires Commercial Manager in Jamaica  Ship & Bunker

Jamaica To Benefit From CA$4.7 Million Under Canada-CARICOM Climate Adaptation Fund - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica To Benefit From CA$4.7 Million Under Canada-CARICOM Climate Adaptation Fund  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN - Climate HomeJamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN  Climate Home

Health Alert: US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica | US Embassy in Jamaica - US Embassy in JamaicaHealth Alert: US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica | US Embassy in Jamaica  US Embassy in Jamaica

'Alarming' levels of mercury found in skin bleaching products used in Ja - Jamaica Observer'Alarming' levels of mercury found in skin bleaching products used in Ja  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica is open for tourists again, but only if you follow all of these rules - The Points GuyJamaica is open for tourists again, but only if you follow all of these rules  The Points Guy

Returning Jamaicans to make appointment for testing - Jamaica ObserverReturning Jamaicans to make appointment for testing  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers | Loop News - Loop News JamaicaJamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

Open for business: What to know about getting to Jamaica on points this summer - The Points GuyOpen for business: What to know about getting to Jamaica on points this summer  The Points Guy

Jamaica's High Commissioner urges the Commonwealth to confront 'the elephant in the room' - Daily MailJamaica's High Commissioner urges the Commonwealth to confront 'the elephant in the room'  Daily Mail

Jamaica all set to open for tourists from June 15 - HappytripsJamaica all set to open for tourists from June 15  Happytrips

Racism: Alive and well in Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverRacism: Alive and well in Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Black Couple Offers Safety Tips For Traveling To Jamaica (And Beyond) After International Borders Open - EssenceBlack Couple Offers Safety Tips For Traveling To Jamaica (And Beyond) After International Borders Open  Essence

Jamaica To Help Small Farmers Enter The Cannabis Industry - BenzingaJamaica To Help Small Farmers Enter The Cannabis Industry  Benzinga

Jamaica's Skylark Negril Beach Resort Is Open Again Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalJamaica's Skylark Negril Beach Resort Is Open Again Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Keisha Forbes to oversee JMMB's Jamaican subsidiaries - Loop News JamaicaKeisha Forbes to oversee JMMB's Jamaican subsidiaries  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaican 'hitman' is captured in Grand Bahama hotel - Bahamas TribuneJamaican 'hitman' is captured in Grand Bahama hotel  Bahamas Tribune

American Airlines mechanic charged with cocaine importation from Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverAmerican Airlines mechanic charged with cocaine importation from Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica to benefit from Canada's commitment to the Caribbean - MENAFN.COMJamaica to benefit from Canada's commitment to the Caribbean  MENAFN.COM

Jamaica's governor-general suspends personal use of royal insignia over 'offending image' - CNNJamaica's governor-general suspends personal use of royal insignia over 'offending image'  CNN

Superathlete Aryamanya Rodgers torn between Uganda and Jamaica - Kawowo SportsSuperathlete Aryamanya Rodgers torn between Uganda and Jamaica  Kawowo Sports

Jamaica I See: The kids are all right - Loop News JamaicaJamaica I See: The kids are all right  Loop News Jamaica

Thousands Of Jamaicans Have Returned Home - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceThousands Of Jamaicans Have Returned Home  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica's Updated NDC Incorporates Land-use Change and Forestry Sector | News - IISD Reporting ServicesJamaica's Updated NDC Incorporates Land-use Change and Forestry Sector | News  IISD Reporting Services

Say hello to Kingston 62, celebrate Jamaica's Independence | Loop News - Loop News JamaicaSay hello to Kingston 62, celebrate Jamaica's Independence | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaicans Urged To Report Returnees Who Breach Quarantine Orders - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Urged To Report Returnees Who Breach Quarantine Orders  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaican travel care provider takes flight again after COVID setback - Loop News JamaicaJamaican travel care provider takes flight again after COVID setback  Loop News Jamaica

PM announces updated protocols for entry to Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverPM announces updated protocols for entry to Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Observer readers offer help for brilliant Lesa - Jamaica ObserverObserver readers offer help for brilliant Lesa  Jamaica Observer

Seven More Recoveries, Five New Imported COVID-19 Cases - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceSeven More Recoveries, Five New Imported COVID-19 Cases  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Dancing legend Labba Labba has died | Entertainment - Jamaica GleanerDancing legend Labba Labba has died | Entertainment  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica North Trail near Wilderness Park to close for 80 days beginning July 6 - KOLNJamaica North Trail near Wilderness Park to close for 80 days beginning July 6  KOLN

How Jamaica Is Preparing For Its Tourism Reopening - Caribbean JournalHow Jamaica Is Preparing For Its Tourism Reopening  Caribbean Journal

Government Reconsiders Reopening Of Entertainment Sector - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGovernment Reconsiders Reopening Of Entertainment Sector  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Police investigating Jamaica shooting that left one man in critical condition - QNS.comPolice investigating Jamaica shooting that left one man in critical condition  QNS.com

Health Ministry Encourages Jamaicans To Use JamCOVID Website - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceHealth Ministry Encourages Jamaicans To Use JamCOVID Website  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica's largest dump faces uncertain future - Thomson Reuters FoundationJamaica's largest dump faces uncertain future  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Police arrest Jamaican 'hitman' - EyeWitness NewsPolice arrest Jamaican 'hitman'  EyeWitness News

Police widen Hanna's contracts probe amid difficulty finding witnesses - Jamaica GleanerPolice widen Hanna's contracts probe amid difficulty finding witnesses  Jamaica Gleaner

What It's Like to Travel to Jamaica Right Now - TravelPulseWhat It's Like to Travel to Jamaica Right Now  TravelPulse

Jamaica and the US: Two reasons to celebrate July 4 - Jamaica ObserverJamaica and the US: Two reasons to celebrate July 4  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Records 7 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Recoveries - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Records 7 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Recoveries  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica performing creditably in COVID-19 fight — Tufton - Jamaica ObserverJamaica performing creditably in COVID-19 fight — Tufton  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Suspends Use of British Royal Insignia After Anti-Racism Protests - U.S. News & World ReportJamaica Suspends Use of British Royal Insignia After Anti-Racism Protests  U.S. News & World Report

National Bakery donates products to Jamaicans in New York - Loop News JamaicaNational Bakery donates products to Jamaicans in New York  Loop News Jamaica

More Persons Using Electronic Business Registration Form - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMore Persons Using Electronic Business Registration Form  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Quarantined in Jamaica: New Orleans couple shares experience on being quarantined outside the US - WDSU New OrleansQuarantined in Jamaica: New Orleans couple shares experience on being quarantined outside the US  WDSU New Orleans

Security Alert - US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica | US Embassy in Jamaica - US Embassy in JamaicaSecurity Alert - US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica | US Embassy in Jamaica  US Embassy in Jamaica

Kapri says Jamaicans need to stand up for issues at home - Loop News JamaicaKapri says Jamaicans need to stand up for issues at home  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica Reopens for Tourism Next Week — What to Know (Video) - Travel + LeisureJamaica Reopens for Tourism Next Week — What to Know (Video)  Travel + Leisure

UK scraps quarantine for visitors from some nations; Jamaica included - Loop News JamaicaUK scraps quarantine for visitors from some nations; Jamaica included  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica hints at possible “air bridge” with Canada, SVG begins reopening plans - TravelweekJamaica hints at possible “air bridge” with Canada, SVG begins reopening plans  Travelweek

WATCH: US couple vacationing locally, lauds Jamaica's COVID-19 fight - Loop News JamaicaWATCH: US couple vacationing locally, lauds Jamaica's COVID-19 fight  Loop News Jamaica

Burke hopes elevation to WTA board will inspire fellow Jamaicans - Jamaica ObserverBurke hopes elevation to WTA board will inspire fellow Jamaicans  Jamaica Observer

Dreams of home, but … Jamaica's COVID-19 regulations too strict, bemoan Jamaicans in the US - Jamaica GleanerDreams of home, but … Jamaica's COVID-19 regulations too strict, bemoan Jamaicans in the US  Jamaica Gleaner

CIBC Walk for the Cure presents $4.5 million to Jamaica Cancer Society - Loop News JamaicaCIBC Walk for the Cure presents $4.5 million to Jamaica Cancer Society  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica Takes First Step on Path to Post-COVID Tourism - Travel Market ReportJamaica Takes First Step on Path to Post-COVID Tourism  Travel Market Report

Jamaica's Workforce Training Program Aims to Bolster Tourism Recovery - Travel AgentJamaica's Workforce Training Program Aims to Bolster Tourism Recovery  Travel Agent

Jamaica exempted from Britain's COVID-19 quarantine rules - Jamaica ObserverJamaica exempted from Britain's COVID-19 quarantine rules  Jamaica Observer

Raft of measures announced for travellers to Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverRaft of measures announced for travellers to Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica reopening for visitors: 'we're prepared and ready' - Travel WeeklyJamaica reopening for visitors: 'we're prepared and ready'  Travel Weekly

Jamaica: Devon House Takes Steps to Prevent Further Breaches - South Florida Caribbean NewsJamaica: Devon House Takes Steps to Prevent Further Breaches  South Florida Caribbean News

Jamaica Reopens Next Week As Caribbean Opens Back Up For Travel - Black EnterpriseJamaica Reopens Next Week As Caribbean Opens Back Up For Travel  Black Enterprise

Jamaica to reopen to tourists on June 15 - TravelweekJamaica to reopen to tourists on June 15  Travelweek

Jamaica Earned US$3.64 Billion From Tourism In 2019, Welcomed 4.3 Million Visitors - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Earned US$3.64 Billion From Tourism In 2019, Welcomed 4.3 Million Visitors  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Tourism sector re-opening in jamaica to safeguard the livelihoods of over 350000 Jamaican workers - Travel Daily News InternationalTourism sector re-opening in jamaica to safeguard the livelihoods of over 350000 Jamaican workers  Travel Daily News International

Jamaica wants to vault ahead in efficiency with biometrics and digital identity - Biometric UpdateJamaica wants to vault ahead in efficiency with biometrics and digital identity  Biometric Update

Jamaica, Fourth of July, 1970 - City JournalJamaica, Fourth of July, 1970  City Journal

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt shares photos of baby daughter, ‘Olympia Lighning Bolt’ - Stabroek NewsJamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt shares photos of baby daughter, ‘Olympia Lighning Bolt’  Stabroek News

Breaking Travel News interview: Donovan White, director of tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board - Breaking Travel NewsBreaking Travel News interview: Donovan White, director of tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board  Breaking Travel News

The funky nature of authentic Jamaican rum deserves to be left alone - CNNThe funky nature of authentic Jamaican rum deserves to be left alone  CNN

Jamaica North Trail To Close Until Fall - KLINJamaica North Trail To Close Until Fall  KLIN

Encourage Jamaicans living abroad to return home | Letters - Jamaica GleanerEncourage Jamaicans living abroad to return home | Letters  Jamaica Gleaner

Two armed thieves on the run after robbing man behind Jamaica building - QNS.comTwo armed thieves on the run after robbing man behind Jamaica building  QNS.com

Jamaica reopens borders with protocol in place - Travel WeeklyJamaica reopens borders with protocol in place  Travel Weekly

G2K questions PNP's commitment to transparency | News - Jamaica GleanerG2K questions PNP's commitment to transparency | News  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican man stabbed to death by girlfriend’s alleged stalker - Stabroek NewsJamaican man stabbed to death by girlfriend’s alleged stalker  Stabroek News

Relations Between Jamaica And Nigeria To Be Strengthened - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceRelations Between Jamaica And Nigeria To Be Strengthened  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica PM says the country is fighting 'Super Gangs' - NYCaribNewsJamaica PM says the country is fighting 'Super Gangs'  NYCaribNews

Student deportation fears | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerStudent deportation fears | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

Ministry Hosts Second 'Access Justice Live' Virtual Town Hall - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMinistry Hosts Second 'Access Justice Live' Virtual Town Hall  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The United States Hands Over Emergency Equipment to the Government of Jamaica in Response to COVID-19 - US Embassy in JamaicaThe United States Hands Over Emergency Equipment to the Government of Jamaica in Response to COVID-19  US Embassy in Jamaica

First Jamaican Diaspora Day Global Celebration - The Miami TimesFirst Jamaican Diaspora Day Global Celebration  The Miami Times

Tablets Of Teachers Programme Rolls Out Tuesday - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceTablets Of Teachers Programme Rolls Out Tuesday  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Gen-C Travel: Jamaica’s Minister Of Tourism Reveals A New Type Of Traveller - ForbesGen-C Travel: Jamaica’s Minister Of Tourism Reveals A New Type Of Traveller  Forbes

Jamaican Restaurant Jamaica Mi Hungry Expands During COVID-19 Pandemic - Eater BostonJamaican Restaurant Jamaica Mi Hungry Expands During COVID-19 Pandemic  Eater Boston

Retired Jamaica international McAnuff determined to be more than passenger at Leyton Orient - sportsmax.tvRetired Jamaica international McAnuff determined to be more than passenger at Leyton Orient  sportsmax.tv

CAL to resume flights from Jamaica | Loop News - Loop News JamaicaCAL to resume flights from Jamaica | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

Determined US couple tied the knot on first visit to Jamaica - Stabroek NewsDetermined US couple tied the knot on first visit to Jamaica  Stabroek News

Jamaican teachers being recruited to tutor US students online | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsJamaican teachers being recruited to tutor US students online | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

Jamaica's Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort to Reopen - Caribbean JournalJamaica's Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort to Reopen  Caribbean Journal

Jamaica records four new COVID-19 cases | Loop News - Loop News JamaicaJamaica records four new COVID-19 cases | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

All 3289 Repatriated Jamaicans Tested For COVID-19 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceAll 3289 Repatriated Jamaicans Tested For COVID-19  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Devon House reopens but Reggae Mill remains closed - Jamaica GleanerDevon House reopens but Reggae Mill remains closed  Jamaica Gleaner

Dr. Tufton Urges Continued Vigilance Against COVID-19 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceDr. Tufton Urges Continued Vigilance Against COVID-19  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

All Jamaicans abroad can return home now – Samuda - Jamaica ObserverAll Jamaicans abroad can return home now – Samuda  Jamaica Observer

Gov't Receives $120.3 Million Grant For Climate Projects - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGov't Receives $120.3 Million Grant For Climate Projects  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Caribbean countries want more than apology for slavery - Jamaica GleanerCaribbean countries want more than apology for slavery  Jamaica Gleaner

I'm Inuk, but I'm Black: Comprehending my identity as an Inuk Jamaican woman - CBC.caI'm Inuk, but I'm Black: Comprehending my identity as an Inuk Jamaican woman  CBC.ca