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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Comfort Strengthens Partnership With Jamaica Following Successful Medical Mission - Dialogo AmericasComfort Strengthens Partnership With Jamaica Following Successful Medical Mission  Dialogo Americas

Jamaica: On the Path to Higher Economic Growth - International Monetary FundJamaica: On the Path to Higher Economic Growth  International Monetary Fund

The power of transgender visibility in Jamaica - UNAIDSThe power of transgender visibility in Jamaica  UNAIDS

Voluntourism with Sandals Resorts, Jamaica - The ScotsmanVoluntourism with Sandals Resorts, Jamaica  The Scotsman

Jamaica’s tumultuous relationship with the IMF has a happy ending - The EconomistJamaica’s tumultuous relationship with the IMF has a happy ending  The Economist

Young People Encouraged To Get Involved In Politics - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceYoung People Encouraged To Get Involved In Politics  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

'There's no other system of this calibre in Jamaica': Main Event Entertainment Group invests in large Martin Audio system - PSNEurope'There's no other system of this calibre in Jamaica': Main Event Entertainment Group invests in large Martin Audio system  PSNEurope

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China, Jamaica pledge to enhance cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Jamaica pledge to enhance cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Jamaicans Encouraged To Strive For Excellence In Service Delivery - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Encouraged To Strive For Excellence In Service Delivery  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Habitat teaches disaster-resilient construction methods in the Caribbean - Jamaica - ReliefWebHabitat teaches disaster-resilient construction methods in the Caribbean - Jamaica  ReliefWeb

Registration Of Candidates Under Way For Global Jamaica Diaspora Council - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceRegistration Of Candidates Under Way For Global Jamaica Diaspora Council  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Youth Parliamentarians Debate Topical Issues - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceYouth Parliamentarians Debate Topical Issues  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Restoring Jamaica's lost coral reefs – photo essay | Environment - The GuardianRestoring Jamaica's lost coral reefs – photo essay | Environment  The Guardian

US ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with China - Barbados TodayUS ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with China  Barbados Today

State of Emergency Continues in Jamaica - Vax Before TravelState of Emergency Continues in Jamaica  Vax Before Travel

Bank of Jamaica should 'modernise' regulatory framework – IMF - Central BankingBank of Jamaica should 'modernise' regulatory framework – IMF  Central Banking

Tarania Clarke: Jamaica women’s international dies after Kingston stabbing incident - The IndependentTarania Clarke: Jamaica women’s international dies after Kingston stabbing incident  The Independent

Main Event Entertainment Group Dominates Jamaica with Martin Audio - TwiceMain Event Entertainment Group Dominates Jamaica with Martin Audio  Twice

Jamaica’s Government Wants to Talk to Donald Trump About Ganja - BloombergJamaica’s Government Wants to Talk to Donald Trump About Ganja  Bloomberg

Jamaican national sentenced for mail fraud - WPMT FOX 43Jamaican national sentenced for mail fraud  WPMT FOX 43

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day Church Service - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePHOTOS: Remembrance Day Church Service  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

A North Dakota woman lost $400K in a Jamaican lottery scam. She's been paid back $287 - USA TODAYA North Dakota woman lost $400K in a Jamaican lottery scam. She's been paid back $287  USA TODAY

Grange Elected VP of UNESCO General Conference - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGrange Elected VP of UNESCO General Conference  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

A Novel of Jamaica Brimming With Magic, Passion and History - The New York TimesA Novel of Jamaica Brimming With Magic, Passion and History  The New York Times

Government Giving Priority To MSMEs - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGovernment Giving Priority To MSMEs  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica to host TD Jakes Caribbean Leadership Conference | Buzz travel - Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel NewsJamaica to host TD Jakes Caribbean Leadership Conference | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

Walking the Gordon Town Trail in Jamaica - Cayman CompassWalking the Gordon Town Trail in Jamaica  Cayman Compass

Central Bank Expects Normalcy To Return To FX Market - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceCentral Bank Expects Normalcy To Return To FX Market  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Comfort Arrives in Jamaica to Provide Medical Assistance - U.S. Southern CommandComfort Arrives in Jamaica to Provide Medical Assistance  U.S. Southern Command

Jamaica making strides against suicide through social messaging - Loop News JamaicaJamaica making strides against suicide through social messaging  Loop News Jamaica

Cannabis Can Provide Big Boost For Tourism - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceCannabis Can Provide Big Boost For Tourism  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica man sentenced for pimping out a 17-year-old girl from a hotel room: DA - QNS.comJamaica man sentenced for pimping out a 17-year-old girl from a hotel room: DA  QNS.com

Jamaica and Panama to establish multi destination arrangement - Travel Daily News InternationalJamaica and Panama to establish multi destination arrangement  Travel Daily News International

Jamaica On Track For Successful Regional Platform - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica On Track For Successful Regional Platform  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Launches Online Investment Guide - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Launches Online Investment Guide  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Canada Issues a Travel Advisory for Jamaica - Travel Market ReportCanada Issues a Travel Advisory for Jamaica  Travel Market Report

Jamaica dominates Caribbean Cup pistol championships - sportsmax.tvJamaica dominates Caribbean Cup pistol championships  sportsmax.tv

Bank Of Jamaica Again Intervenes In The Foreign Exchange Market - rjrnewsonline.comBank Of Jamaica Again Intervenes In The Foreign Exchange Market  rjrnewsonline.com

PM Wants Jamaica to be the Most Modern Country in the Caribbean - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePM Wants Jamaica to be the Most Modern Country in the Caribbean  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Black Travel Vibes: Feel The Local Vibes of Jamaica - EssenceBlack Travel Vibes: Feel The Local Vibes of Jamaica  Essence

2019 Global Leadership Summit Hailed A Success - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service2019 Global Leadership Summit Hailed A Success  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Civil Aviation Authority Stages Aircraft Maintenance Symposium - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceCivil Aviation Authority Stages Aircraft Maintenance Symposium  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Gov't Working To Reposition Jamaica As A Technology-Enabled Society - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGov't Working To Reposition Jamaica As A Technology-Enabled Society  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

IMF Credits ERP's Success To Strong Stakeholder Ownership - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceIMF Credits ERP's Success To Strong Stakeholder Ownership  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaican lottery scam victim hoping to get back her $400K - ABC NewsJamaican lottery scam victim hoping to get back her $400K  ABC News

Jamaica put up a fight against England Knights as underdogs get true test ahead of 2021 World Cup - The TelegraphJamaica put up a fight against England Knights as underdogs get true test ahead of 2021 World Cup  The Telegraph

Three Jamaicans On US Navy Hospital Ship Give Back - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceThree Jamaicans On US Navy Hospital Ship Give Back  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

State of emergency lifted for Montego Bay, extended around Kingston - CTV NewsState of emergency lifted for Montego Bay, extended around Kingston  CTV News

What A Trip - Jamaica - Daily PressWhat A Trip - Jamaica  Daily Press

Jamaica secures airlift arrangements with Condor, post Thomas Cook - Travel Daily News InternationalJamaica secures airlift arrangements with Condor, post Thomas Cook  Travel Daily News International

How Jamaica Is Rethinking Its Tourism Investment Strategy - Caribbean JournalHow Jamaica Is Rethinking Its Tourism Investment Strategy  Caribbean Journal

Jamaican pastor on Kanye’s upcoming Sunday Service in Kingston: “We have to examine the motive” - The FADERJamaican pastor on Kanye’s upcoming Sunday Service in Kingston: “We have to examine the motive”  The FADER

Hundreds To Benefit From Visit Of US Navy Hospital Ship - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceHundreds To Benefit From Visit Of US Navy Hospital Ship  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

NCMC Hosts Youth Forum - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceNCMC Hosts Youth Forum  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Is Rihanna Barbadian or Jamaican? Jamaican Twitter claims the superstar as their own - Global VoicesIs Rihanna Barbadian or Jamaican? Jamaican Twitter claims the superstar as their own  Global Voices

Carlos Dixon, Vladimir Tereshkin and Yurik Mamedov set for Jamaica bouts - WBN - World Boxing NewsCarlos Dixon, Vladimir Tereshkin and Yurik Mamedov set for Jamaica bouts  WBN - World Boxing News

Reward Offered For Tips On Queens Teens Shooting Death - Patch.comReward Offered For Tips On Queens Teens Shooting Death  Patch.com

Country risk: Barbados and Jamaica offer alternatives to South American turmoil - Euromoney magazineCountry risk: Barbados and Jamaica offer alternatives to South American turmoil  Euromoney magazine

Minister Bartlett Hails RIU's Investment In Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMinister Bartlett Hails RIU's Investment In Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica dominate Caribbean Cup Pistol Shooting Championships - Loop News JamaicaJamaica dominate Caribbean Cup Pistol Shooting Championships  Loop News Jamaica

$140-Million Adult Transitional Facility To Be Built In Kingston - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service$140-Million Adult Transitional Facility To Be Built In Kingston  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

WATCH: Could Jamaican hurdler Omar McLeod be releasing music soon? - Loop News JamaicaWATCH: Could Jamaican hurdler Omar McLeod be releasing music soon?  Loop News Jamaica

Everything You Need To Know About Planning A Destination Wedding In Jamaica - EssenceEverything You Need To Know About Planning A Destination Wedding In Jamaica  Essence

Jamaica More Resilient Against Possible Global Recession - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica More Resilient Against Possible Global Recession  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

GAP begins operation of Jamaica's Norman Manly Airport - International Airport ReviewGAP begins operation of Jamaica's Norman Manly Airport  International Airport Review

Home Office cites Iraq in 'copy and paste' refusal letter to Jamaican man - The GuardianHome Office cites Iraq in 'copy and paste' refusal letter to Jamaican man  The Guardian

Kanye West blocked from selling Jesus Is King merch in Jamaica - Metro.co.ukKanye West blocked from selling Jesus Is King merch in Jamaica  Metro.co.uk

STATHS edges Jamaica College 2-1, advances to Manning Cup semis - sportsmax.tvSTATHS edges Jamaica College 2-1, advances to Manning Cup semis  sportsmax.tv

Jamaica shows how nature can heal coral reefs - with a little help - The Australian Financial ReviewJamaica shows how nature can heal coral reefs - with a little help  The Australian Financial Review

Prime Minister The Most Hon. Andrew Holness Heroes Day Message 2019 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePrime Minister The Most Hon. Andrew Holness Heroes Day Message 2019  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica To Participate In China International Import Expo - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica To Participate In China International Import Expo  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Canadian Securities Exchange Announces Partnership with Jamaica Stock Exchange - Yahoo FinanceCanadian Securities Exchange Announces Partnership with Jamaica Stock Exchange  Yahoo Finance

Salaam Remi and Spragga Benz's crew are your Red Bull Culture Clash Jamaica 2019 winners. - Red BullSalaam Remi and Spragga Benz's crew are your Red Bull Culture Clash Jamaica 2019 winners.  Red Bull

With one bite of this food, he's back in Jamaica - FOX 13 News, Tampa BayWith one bite of this food, he's back in Jamaica  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Driverless stolen car strikes, kills woman outside Jamaica Station, police say - WABC-TVDriverless stolen car strikes, kills woman outside Jamaica Station, police say  WABC-TV

Tommy Kennedy releases his first book, Nightmare in Jamaica - Warrington GuardianTommy Kennedy releases his first book, Nightmare in Jamaica  Warrington Guardian

Opposition Urges BOJ To Do More To Stop Slide Of Jamaican Dollar - rjrnewsonline.comOpposition Urges BOJ To Do More To Stop Slide Of Jamaican Dollar  rjrnewsonline.com

Lanarkshire man Graham Bentley missing in Jamaica found in hospital - The Scottish SunLanarkshire man Graham Bentley missing in Jamaica found in hospital  The Scottish Sun

Jamaica On Alert For A More Severe Form Of Dengue - rjrnewsonline.comJamaica On Alert For A More Severe Form Of Dengue  rjrnewsonline.com

CCC vs JAM Dream11 Team Prediction : Combined Campuses and Colleges Vs Jamaica Group A Super50 Cup Best Dream 11 Team - The SportsrushCCC vs JAM Dream11 Team Prediction : Combined Campuses and Colleges Vs Jamaica Group A Super50 Cup Best Dream 11 Team  The Sportsrush

US Envoy Warns Jamaica of China Ties - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverUS Envoy Warns Jamaica of China Ties  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

10 Jamaicans Awarded Musgrave Medals - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service10 Jamaicans Awarded Musgrave Medals  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica’s government wants to talk to Trump about marijuana - The Boston GlobeJamaica’s government wants to talk to Trump about marijuana  The Boston Globe

Jamaica: Sir Edward Zacca, Fmr. Chief Justice, Dies - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverJamaica: Sir Edward Zacca, Fmr. Chief Justice, Dies  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Jamaica Making Progress on Cannabis - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Making Progress on Cannabis  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Panama and Jamaica plan multi-destination accord - MENAFN.COMPanama and Jamaica plan multi-destination accord  MENAFN.COM

Minister Henry Awards $2.7 Million In Tuition Assistance - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMinister Henry Awards $2.7 Million In Tuition Assistance  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Companies Office of Jamaica making business registration easier - Jamaica ObserverCompanies Office of Jamaica making business registration easier  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica's Capacity To Access Climate Funding Strengthened - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica's Capacity To Access Climate Funding Strengthened  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaican Hotels Appear on Condé Traveler 2019 Readers Choice of Top 50 Caribbean Resorts - Jamaicans.comJamaican Hotels Appear on Condé Traveler 2019 Readers Choice of Top 50 Caribbean Resorts  Jamaicans.com

Field Trip Ventures To Create First Psilocybin Research Facility In Jamaica - Green Market ReportField Trip Ventures To Create First Psilocybin Research Facility In Jamaica  Green Market Report

Jamaica Cracking Down on Human Traffickers - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Cracking Down on Human Traffickers  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

GG Pays Tribute to Former Chief Justice Edward Zacca - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGG Pays Tribute to Former Chief Justice Edward Zacca  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Petition seeking a bilingual Jamaica needs more signatures - Jamaica ObserverPetition seeking a bilingual Jamaica needs more signatures  Jamaica Observer

The end of the road for the 'Light Blues' - Jamaica Star OnlineThe end of the road for the 'Light Blues'  Jamaica Star Online

High school students raise funds for Jamaica Cancer Society - Jamaica Star OnlineHigh school students raise funds for Jamaica Cancer Society  Jamaica Star Online

Sole DXB to celebrate Jamaica this year | Lifestyle - Gulf NewsSole DXB to celebrate Jamaica this year | Lifestyle  Gulf News

Additional 450 Trainees To Graduate From Jamaica Centre For Tourism Innovation - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceAdditional 450 Trainees To Graduate From Jamaica Centre For Tourism Innovation  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

China backlash - US ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with 'two-headed dragon' - Jamaica GleanerChina backlash - US ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with 'two-headed dragon'  Jamaica Gleaner