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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Forget jerk chicken, why Jamaica is a paradise for vegan foodies - Evening StandardForget jerk chicken, why Jamaica is a paradise for vegan foodies  Evening Standard

Netball Nations Cup: England lose 70-66 to Jamaica to miss out on final - BBC SportNetball Nations Cup: England lose 70-66 to Jamaica to miss out on final  BBC Sport

OMG, I Want to Rent This House: Jamaica, Vermont - The Daily BeastOMG, I Want to Rent This House: Jamaica, Vermont  The Daily Beast

Port Royal welcomes first ship call in Jamaica - Breaking Travel NewsPort Royal welcomes first ship call in Jamaica  Breaking Travel News

Foreign Ministry's Update On Welfare Of The Jamaican Community In China - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceForeign Ministry's Update On Welfare Of The Jamaican Community In China  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica On Alert For Coronavirus - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica On Alert For Coronavirus  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Pompeo’s Jamaica Visit Divides Caribbean Over Venezuela - Wall Street JournalPompeo’s Jamaica Visit Divides Caribbean Over Venezuela  Wall Street Journal

Another State of Emergency Declared in Kingston, Jamaica - caribbeannationalweekly.comAnother State of Emergency Declared in Kingston, Jamaica  caribbeannationalweekly.com

London mother of six clinging to life in Jamaica hospital after crash - Windsor StarLondon mother of six clinging to life in Jamaica hospital after crash  Windsor Star

Reggae Month 2020 Will Be Bigger And Better – Minister Grange - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceReggae Month 2020 Will Be Bigger And Better – Minister Grange  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica'slavish retreats - Daily PioneerJamaica'slavish retreats  Daily Pioneer

Live updates: 2020 Nations Cup final - NZ Silver Ferns v Jamaica - NewshubLive updates: 2020 Nations Cup final - NZ Silver Ferns v Jamaica  Newshub

Why Tech Beach in Jamaica Brings You New Opportunities, Connections, and Entrepreneurs - TAPinto.netWhy Tech Beach in Jamaica Brings You New Opportunities, Connections, and Entrepreneurs  TAPinto.net

Memorable 'official' visits to Jamaica throughout the years - Loop News JamaicaMemorable 'official' visits to Jamaica throughout the years  Loop News Jamaica

Silver Ferns beat Jamaica in Nations Cup final - Otago Daily TimesSilver Ferns beat Jamaica in Nations Cup final  Otago Daily Times

Goop Lab: staffers went on a psychedelic mushroom retreat in Jamaica - INSIDERGoop Lab: staffers went on a psychedelic mushroom retreat in Jamaica  INSIDER

Jamaica women’s soccer team still in financial peril despite World Cup success - The Philadelphia InquirerJamaica women’s soccer team still in financial peril despite World Cup success  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jamaica on the Grill celebrates grand opening - WREX-TVJamaica on the Grill celebrates grand opening  WREX-TV

Electric Mobility Framework Completed - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceElectric Mobility Framework Completed  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Will See Benefits Of Plastics And Polystyrene Ban – PM - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Will See Benefits Of Plastics And Polystyrene Ban – PM  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Strategic Investment Needed in Electric Mobility – Minister Williams - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceStrategic Investment Needed in Electric Mobility – Minister Williams  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Medical cannabis company to be 1st cross-listed on Jamaica and Canada stock exchanges - Stabroek NewsMedical cannabis company to be 1st cross-listed on Jamaica and Canada stock exchanges  Stabroek News

Former Jamaican police officer and two others charged with murder of Irvine man - Los Angeles TimesFormer Jamaican police officer and two others charged with murder of Irvine man  Los Angeles Times

NWC, Miya Jamaica kicks off Water Conservation School Programme - Loop News JamaicaNWC, Miya Jamaica kicks off Water Conservation School Programme  Loop News Jamaica

Silver Ferns bracing for improved Jamaica in Nations Cup netball final - Stuff.co.nzSilver Ferns bracing for improved Jamaica in Nations Cup netball final  Stuff.co.nz

Cool running: Jamaica's Kingston marathon - The GuardianCool running: Jamaica's Kingston marathon  The Guardian

6 Reasons to visit Jamaica in 2020 | Lifestyles - The Suburban Newspaper6 Reasons to visit Jamaica in 2020 | Lifestyles  The Suburban Newspaper

Krystal Tomlinson presents data with Jamaica more corrupt under PNP - Loop News JamaicaKrystal Tomlinson presents data with Jamaica more corrupt under PNP  Loop News Jamaica

BOE Looks to Jamaica Central Bank Reggae for Communication Ideas - BloombergBOE Looks to Jamaica Central Bank Reggae for Communication Ideas  Bloomberg

Another high-level US Government official to visit Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverAnother high-level US Government official to visit Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Seeks To Improve Quality Of Festival Song With Training Seminars For Artists - Caribbean News - caribbeannationalweekly.comJamaica Seeks To Improve Quality Of Festival Song With Training Seminars For Artists - Caribbean News  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Attorney's social media post on mowed-down cop irks police federation - Loop News JamaicaAttorney's social media post on mowed-down cop irks police federation  Loop News Jamaica

This Reggae Boy happy to be closer to Jamaica and restart MLS career with Inter Miami - Miami HeraldThis Reggae Boy happy to be closer to Jamaica and restart MLS career with Inter Miami  Miami Herald

Four Day Heritage Travel Itinerary for Jamaican Cultural History - Boston magazineFour Day Heritage Travel Itinerary for Jamaican Cultural History  Boston magazine

Atlanta Georgia Relays executives visit Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverAtlanta Georgia Relays executives visit Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

BQ ready for the spotlight | Entertainment - Jamaica Star OnlineBQ ready for the spotlight | Entertainment  Jamaica Star Online

Sooner than later, Holness! - Jamaica ObserverSooner than later, Holness!  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica wants to pump up the volume on reggae - Travel WeeklyJamaica wants to pump up the volume on reggae  Travel Weekly

PM Leads Dengue Clean-up in Grants Pen - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePM Leads Dengue Clean-up in Grants Pen  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Unveils New Brand Positioning: Heartbeat of the World - Cruise Industry NewsJamaica Unveils New Brand Positioning: Heartbeat of the World  Cruise Industry News

World Champions Silver Ferns take Vitality Nations Cup title beating Jamaica in the final while England edge out South Africa in thrilling bronze medal match - NewsChainWorld Champions Silver Ferns take Vitality Nations Cup title beating Jamaica in the final while England edge out South Africa in thrilling bronze medal match  NewsChain

Live updates: Nations Cup 2020 - NZ Silver Ferns v Jamaica - NewshubLive updates: Nations Cup 2020 - NZ Silver Ferns v Jamaica  Newshub

Wake Forest to play in Jamaica Classic next season - Greensboro News & RecordWake Forest to play in Jamaica Classic next season  Greensboro News & Record

Vitality Nations Cup: Watch New Zealand vs Jamaica on YouTube - Sky SportsVitality Nations Cup: Watch New Zealand vs Jamaica on YouTube  Sky Sports

DEATH IN THE DANCE - Jamaica ObserverDEATH IN THE DANCE  Jamaica Observer

No Cash Needed to Travel; Jamaicans Soon to Have Access to a Cashless Transportation System - South Florida Caribbean NewsNo Cash Needed to Travel; Jamaicans Soon to Have Access to a Cashless Transportation System  South Florida Caribbean News

Haitian and Jamaican Patties, Traditional and Not, in Brooklyn - The New York TimesHaitian and Jamaican Patties, Traditional and Not, in Brooklyn  The New York Times

Jamaicans in Wuhan area in good health – Johnson Smith - Jamaica ObserverJamaicans in Wuhan area in good health – Johnson Smith  Jamaica Observer

Video: Watch Koffee Play The Tiny Desk - NPRVideo: Watch Koffee Play The Tiny Desk  NPR

Gov't Committed to Social Partnership - PM - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGov't Committed to Social Partnership - PM  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Pride extend lead to 260 runs over Jamaica Scorpions - Jamaica ObserverPride extend lead to 260 runs over Jamaica Scorpions  Jamaica Observer

Getting unstuck - Jamaica ObserverGetting unstuck  Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans respect Kobe – Williams | Sports - Jamaica Star OnlineJamaicans respect Kobe – Williams | Sports  Jamaica Star Online

PNP says Transparency International's latest ranking confirms Jamaica's image of rampant corruption - Jamaica ObserverPNP says Transparency International's latest ranking confirms Jamaica's image of rampant corruption  Jamaica Observer

Veteran actress Stickney shows off her love for Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverVeteran actress Stickney shows off her love for Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

weather: cool conditions to persist | Loop News - Loop News Jamaicaweather: cool conditions to persist | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

Silver Ferns take a lot out of Nations Cup - RNZSilver Ferns take a lot out of Nations Cup  RNZ

Nadine Ijewere explores hair, identity, and her own Jamaican heritage - British Journal of PhotographyNadine Ijewere explores hair, identity, and her own Jamaican heritage  British Journal of Photography

Jamaica wins big at World Travel Awards' Caribbean Gala - Jamaica ObserverJamaica wins big at World Travel Awards' Caribbean Gala  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica, Panama sign airlift agreement - Jamaica ObserverJamaica, Panama sign airlift agreement  Jamaica Observer

Jamaican patty for US$17.50 at Super Bowl | News - Jamaica Star OnlineJamaican patty for US$17.50 at Super Bowl | News  Jamaica Star Online

Watch: Cold front brings reduced temperatures across Jamaica - Loop News JamaicaWatch: Cold front brings reduced temperatures across Jamaica  Loop News Jamaica

Eastern Kingston Residents Urged To Cooperate With Security Forces - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceEastern Kingston Residents Urged To Cooperate With Security Forces  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Wrong summit, wrong guests in Jamaica - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersWrong summit, wrong guests in Jamaica  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Bobi Wine takes music to Jamaica - Daily MonitorBobi Wine takes music to Jamaica  Daily Monitor

Dental hygiene program takes PHS graduate to Jamaica - Corvallis Gazette TimesDental hygiene program takes PHS graduate to Jamaica  Corvallis Gazette Times

Jamaican QC to be sentenced next month on corruption conviction in T&T - Loop News JamaicaJamaican QC to be sentenced next month on corruption conviction in T&T  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica: Baby dumped in garbage bin after birth turns pastor - Stabroek NewsJamaica: Baby dumped in garbage bin after birth turns pastor  Stabroek News

First Cruise Ship Docks at Jamaica's New Port Royal - Cruise Industry NewsFirst Cruise Ship Docks at Jamaica's New Port Royal  Cruise Industry News

Tears to triumph: Silver Ferns snap four year losing streak against Jamaica - Stuff.co.nzTears to triumph: Silver Ferns snap four year losing streak against Jamaica  Stuff.co.nz

New virus in China: Jamaica's health authorities on alert - Loop News JamaicaNew virus in China: Jamaica's health authorities on alert  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica identified as regional leader in protecting plant health - Loop News JamaicaJamaica identified as regional leader in protecting plant health  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaican Embassy To Be Honoured At Scholarship Ball - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaican Embassy To Be Honoured At Scholarship Ball  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Police blamed for delayed manhunt, botched arrest | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerPolice blamed for delayed manhunt, botched arrest | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

No more 'royal waste of time' for Jamaicans doing business with Gov't - Loop News JamaicaNo more 'royal waste of time' for Jamaicans doing business with Gov't  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica: Five injured in explosion during gas delivery at Mandeville-Based... - St. Lucia News OnlineJamaica: Five injured in explosion during gas delivery at Mandeville-Based...  St. Lucia News Online

Koffee, teenage Jamaican star, is first female Grammy winner for Best Reggae Album - Breaking Belize NewsKoffee, teenage Jamaican star, is first female Grammy winner for Best Reggae Album  Breaking Belize News

New Jamaican restaurant in Rockford holding grand opening on Saturday - WREX-TVNew Jamaican restaurant in Rockford holding grand opening on Saturday  WREX-TV

Massy eyeing LNG market in Jamaica - Stabroek NewsMassy eyeing LNG market in Jamaica  Stabroek News

Christel House Jamaica To Provide Holistic Education For Students In St. Catherine - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceChristel House Jamaica To Provide Holistic Education For Students In St. Catherine  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaicans to buy shares in toll road company - The Daily HeraldJamaicans to buy shares in toll road company  The Daily Herald

Woman responsible for bringing Jamaica to Redditch dies aged 58 - Redditch StandardWoman responsible for bringing Jamaica to Redditch dies aged 58  Redditch Standard

Empty bank account shocks Jamaican woman - Stabroek NewsEmpty bank account shocks Jamaican woman  Stabroek News

Crime Stop Jamaica appoints new manager - Jamaica ObserverCrime Stop Jamaica appoints new manager  Jamaica Observer

Take steps to mitigate risk of China virus spread to Jamaica, PNP urges gov't - Jamaica ObserverTake steps to mitigate risk of China virus spread to Jamaica, PNP urges gov't  Jamaica Observer

Jamaican star Popcaan buys $5.5m mansion in Ghana after 'Year of Return' - Face2Face AfricaJamaican star Popcaan buys $5.5m mansion in Ghana after 'Year of Return'  Face2Face Africa

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright share rare snaps inside their luxurious family holiday in Jamaica - HELLO!Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright share rare snaps inside their luxurious family holiday in Jamaica  HELLO!

Jamaica soon to debate Data Protection Bill in Parliament - Magnetic MediaJamaica soon to debate Data Protection Bill in Parliament  Magnetic Media

Corruption stench rising - Perception of malfeasance in Jamaica increases on watchdog index - Jamaica GleanerCorruption stench rising - Perception of malfeasance in Jamaica increases on watchdog index  Jamaica Gleaner

Enjoy authentic Jamaican food at Jamdung without leaving Rancho Cucamonga - Inland Valley Daily BulletinEnjoy authentic Jamaican food at Jamdung without leaving Rancho Cucamonga  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Jamaican trade mission on visit to Guyana - Stabroek NewsJamaican trade mission on visit to Guyana  Stabroek News

Jamaicans Urged To Help End Gender-Based Violence - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Urged To Help End Gender-Based Violence  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Densil A. Williams | Export more and watch Jamaica grow - Jamaica GleanerDensil A. Williams | Export more and watch Jamaica grow  Jamaica Gleaner

Mello Vibes celebrates 19 years of wholesome fun | Entertainment - Jamaica Star OnlineMello Vibes celebrates 19 years of wholesome fun | Entertainment  Jamaica Star Online

Want to get remarried after wife ditched me - Jamaica Star OnlineWant to get remarried after wife ditched me  Jamaica Star Online

Jamaica's Economic Expansion Continues Despite Economic Shocks - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica's Economic Expansion Continues Despite Economic Shocks  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica's Chinese Embassy Accuses US of Tarnishing Its Reputation - caribbeannationalweekly.comJamaica's Chinese Embassy Accuses US of Tarnishing Its Reputation  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Briana Williams wins 60m at Queen's/Grace Jackson Track Meet - Loop News JamaicaBriana Williams wins 60m at Queen's/Grace Jackson Track Meet  Loop News Jamaica

PHOTOS: Remembering some notable Jamaicans who died in 2019 - Loop News JamaicaPHOTOS: Remembering some notable Jamaicans who died in 2019  Loop News Jamaica

Americans are swarming Jamaica for mushroom drug sessions in pricey rural retreats - Stabroek NewsAmericans are swarming Jamaica for mushroom drug sessions in pricey rural retreats  Stabroek News