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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How the Jamaica transgender community is surviving COVID-19 - UNAIDSHow the Jamaica transgender community is surviving COVID-19  UNAIDS

Jamaica's Port Royal: The wickedest city on Earth? - BBC NewsJamaica's Port Royal: The wickedest city on Earth?  BBC News

The Bank of Jamaica uses reggae to explain monetary policy : The Indicator from Planet Money - NPRThe Bank of Jamaica uses reggae to explain monetary policy : The Indicator from Planet Money  NPR

Fitch Expects to Rate Jamaica Diversified Payment Rights Company's 2020-1 Notes; Presale Issued - Fitch RatingsFitch Expects to Rate Jamaica Diversified Payment Rights Company's 2020-1 Notes; Presale Issued  Fitch Ratings

Mastercard picks Koffee as new brand ambassador in Jamaica - Stabroek NewsMastercard picks Koffee as new brand ambassador in Jamaica  Stabroek News

Jamaicans want to know if Kanye broke COVID protocol during visit with Buju amid spread - Miami HeraldJamaicans want to know if Kanye broke COVID protocol during visit with Buju amid spread  Miami Herald

Jamaican director of UCL's slavery research centre: British racism is 'clear and sharp' - The GuardianJamaican director of UCL's slavery research centre: British racism is 'clear and sharp'  The Guardian

Jamaica Launches New Initiatives ?to Control Spread of Coronavirius - Voice of AmericaJamaica Launches New Initiatives ?to Control Spread of Coronavirius  Voice of America

A Jamaica farewell to the IDB's Mr Luis Alberto Moreno - Jamaica ObserverA Jamaica farewell to the IDB's Mr Luis Alberto Moreno  Jamaica Observer

Jamaican Tourism Ministry to launch Tourism Supplies Hub - Travel Daily News InternationalJamaican Tourism Ministry to launch Tourism Supplies Hub  Travel Daily News International

Jamaica's governing party re-elected in landslide - Al Jazeera EnglishJamaica's governing party re-elected in landslide  Al Jazeera English

There was a precipice, alright... - Jamaica ObserverThere was a precipice, alright...  Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican Resort Where James Bond Was Created Is Offering an Epic 007 Package - Travel+LeisureThe Jamaican Resort Where James Bond Was Created Is Offering an Epic 007 Package  Travel+Leisure

Fans are asking about quarantine as Kanye West visits Jamaica - NYCaribNewsFans are asking about quarantine as Kanye West visits Jamaica  NYCaribNews

Jamaica: “Cautious Optimism” for Visitor Arrival Growth - Caribbean JournalJamaica: “Cautious Optimism” for Visitor Arrival Growth  Caribbean Journal

Jamaica extends islandwide curfew to October 7 | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsJamaica extends islandwide curfew to October 7 | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

Explore Jamaica's Diverse Natural Attractions - South Florida Caribbean NewsExplore Jamaica's Diverse Natural Attractions  South Florida Caribbean News

Jamaica Vote Means Continuity; Growth, Fiscal Challenges Rise - Fitch RatingsJamaica Vote Means Continuity; Growth, Fiscal Challenges Rise  Fitch Ratings

Skate Park of Tampa partners with Jamaica to get skateboards to kids - WTSP.comSkate Park of Tampa partners with Jamaica to get skateboards to kids  WTSP.com

“Physical distance, not social distance”: supporting Jamaican women living with HIV during COVID-19 - UNAIDS“Physical distance, not social distance”: supporting Jamaican women living with HIV during COVID-19  UNAIDS

Visit Jamaica Launches 'Rediscover Jamaica' Campaign - Travel Trends TodayVisit Jamaica Launches 'Rediscover Jamaica' Campaign  Travel Trends Today

Jamaican Minister Bartlett welcomes new JHTA President - Travel Daily News InternationalJamaican Minister Bartlett welcomes new JHTA President  Travel Daily News International

Jamaica: Cops believe wounded pride pushed vendor to order murder of two sisters - Stabroek NewsJamaica: Cops believe wounded pride pushed vendor to order murder of two sisters  Stabroek News

Jamaica to be represented in Miss Earth Pageant - Jamaica ObserverJamaica to be represented in Miss Earth Pageant  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Ruling Party Wins Landslide Mandate to Lead Recovery - BloombergJamaica Ruling Party Wins Landslide Mandate to Lead Recovery  Bloomberg

Jamaica Creating 'Supplies Hub' For Tourism. - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverJamaica Creating 'Supplies Hub' For Tourism.  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Episode 3: “Chef Artois” Turns Up the Heat with a Jamaican Cook-off - Toronto LifeEpisode 3: “Chef Artois” Turns Up the Heat with a Jamaican Cook-off  Toronto Life

IDB supports Jamaica's prevention and management of NCDs programme - Loop News JamaicaIDB supports Jamaica's prevention and management of NCDs programme  Loop News Jamaica

PHOTOS: New and improved, Land Rover Defender back in Jamaica - Loop News JamaicaPHOTOS: New and improved, Land Rover Defender back in Jamaica  Loop News Jamaica

COVID-19 brings Jamaican people living with HIV closer together - UNAIDSCOVID-19 brings Jamaican people living with HIV closer together  UNAIDS

Jamaica Hospital announces opening of Post-COVID Care Center in Hollis Tudor - QNS.comJamaica Hospital announces opening of Post-COVID Care Center in Hollis Tudor  QNS.com

Jamaican ruling party wins elections amid pandemic - Anadolu AgencyJamaican ruling party wins elections amid pandemic  Anadolu Agency

'Toots' Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend, dies aged 77 - CNN'Toots' Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend, dies aged 77  CNN

Jamaica: Some not happy with CSEC grades - Stabroek NewsJamaica: Some not happy with CSEC grades  Stabroek News

St Catherine educator creates online school | Loop News - Loop News JamaicaSt Catherine educator creates online school | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

From Jamaica: Young Global Leaders Create New Global Perspective - The Stewardship ReportFrom Jamaica: Young Global Leaders Create New Global Perspective  The Stewardship Report

Jamaica: Tearful contract killer recounts murder of popular businessman’s wife for $3 million - Stabroek NewsJamaica: Tearful contract killer recounts murder of popular businessman’s wife for $3 million  Stabroek News

Football protocol - Jamaica ObserverFootball protocol  Jamaica Observer

Coronavirus | Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive - The HinduCoronavirus | Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive  The Hindu

Police on high alert in Jamaica | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsPolice on high alert in Jamaica | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

Jamaican Hotels Facing Bankruptcy; Locals Call for Cheaper Prices - caribbeannationalweekly.comJamaican Hotels Facing Bankruptcy; Locals Call for Cheaper Prices  caribbeannationalweekly.com

She was their world – Jamaican COVID patient died a day after her daughter’s birthday - Stabroek NewsShe was their world – Jamaican COVID patient died a day after her daughter’s birthday  Stabroek News

Then vs. Now: How Driving in Jamaica Has Changed | Ep. 2 - wgbh.orgThen vs. Now: How Driving in Jamaica Has Changed | Ep. 2  wgbh.org

Here's why Adele was wearing Bantu knots, a Jamaican flag bikini top and other carnival wear - CNNHere's why Adele was wearing Bantu knots, a Jamaican flag bikini top and other carnival wear  CNN

Jamaica: Thief arrested after returning to apologise to victim - Stabroek NewsJamaica: Thief arrested after returning to apologise to victim  Stabroek News

JetBlue Adding New Flights to Jamaica, Puerto Rico - Caribbean JournalJetBlue Adding New Flights to Jamaica, Puerto Rico  Caribbean Journal

Gym instructor, forklift operator charged with rape | News - Jamaica GleanerGym instructor, forklift operator charged with rape | News  Jamaica Gleaner

‘You got me in Jamaica the last time, it won’t happen here’: Kesrick Williams narrates details of his... - Hindustan Times‘You got me in Jamaica the last time, it won’t happen here’: Kesrick Williams narrates details of his...  Hindustan Times

Daughter of former Jamaican PM feels no pressure as she enters senate - Stabroek NewsDaughter of former Jamaican PM feels no pressure as she enters senate  Stabroek News

UK removes Switzerland, Jamaica and Czech Republic from travel corridor list - The GuardianUK removes Switzerland, Jamaica and Czech Republic from travel corridor list  The Guardian

Expedia: Jamaica Travel Demand Rising Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalExpedia: Jamaica Travel Demand Rising Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID - WABC-TVJamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID  WABC-TV

JAMCOPY warns schools against illegal copying of protected materials - Jamaica GleanerJAMCOPY warns schools against illegal copying of protected materials  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica records 155 new COVID cases as death toll rises by 3 - Loop News JamaicaJamaica records 155 new COVID cases as death toll rises by 3  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica gets support from IDB for NCD programme - Jamaica ObserverJamaica gets support from IDB for NCD programme  Jamaica Observer

Jamaican Tourism Solution: Jamaicans Visiting Jamaica. It Is Working Well! - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverJamaican Tourism Solution: Jamaicans Visiting Jamaica. It Is Working Well!  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Jamaica, US cancel games due to COVID - Jamaica ObserverJamaica, US cancel games due to COVID  Jamaica Observer

Ralph Lauren's Jamaica Hotel Is Open Again - Caribbean JournalRalph Lauren's Jamaica Hotel Is Open Again  Caribbean Journal

Jamaican married couple lives under bridge - Stabroek NewsJamaican married couple lives under bridge  Stabroek News

COVID-19 update for Monday, September 21, 2020 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceCOVID-19 update for Monday, September 21, 2020  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Kanye West visits Buju Banton at Gargamel studio in Jamaica - Loop News JamaicaKanye West visits Buju Banton at Gargamel studio in Jamaica  Loop News Jamaica

Get (back) in the game, Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverGet (back) in the game, Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

PA Lottery warns of scam originating from Jamaica - NewsRadio 1020 KDKAPA Lottery warns of scam originating from Jamaica  NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

Jamaica asked to host 2021 American Flag Football World Championship - Jamaica ObserverJamaica asked to host 2021 American Flag Football World Championship  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica: 58-year-old deaf-mute lives in junk car in Arnett Gardens - Stabroek NewsJamaica: 58-year-old deaf-mute lives in junk car in Arnett Gardens  Stabroek News

No driver's license renewal, no fitness certificate for unruly drivers – Minister Chang - Jamaica GleanerNo driver's license renewal, no fitness certificate for unruly drivers – Minister Chang  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaicans want to know if Kanye West broke COVID protocol during visit with Buju - Walla Walla Union-BulletinJamaicans want to know if Kanye West broke COVID protocol during visit with Buju  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

No 'mystery' around Jamaica's COVID vaccine interest, says PM - Jamaica ObserverNo 'mystery' around Jamaica's COVID vaccine interest, says PM  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica House gets ‘big upgrade’ after 26 years, opens new doors four blocks away - 8NewsJamaica House gets ‘big upgrade’ after 26 years, opens new doors four blocks away  8News

Jamaicans Visiting Local Resorts - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Visiting Local Resorts  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Two More All-Inclusive Jamaica Hotels Reopening in October - Caribbean JournalTwo More All-Inclusive Jamaica Hotels Reopening in October  Caribbean Journal

'Male cross-dresser' shot dead by firearm holder amid 'robbery bid' - Loop News Jamaica'Male cross-dresser' shot dead by firearm holder amid 'robbery bid'  Loop News Jamaica

The United States Government Gives an Additional US $1 Million in Assistance to Jamaica to Respond to COVID-19 - US Embassy in JamaicaThe United States Government Gives an Additional US $1 Million in Assistance to Jamaica to Respond to COVID-19  US Embassy in Jamaica

CSEC, CAPE results to be released today | News - Jamaica GleanerCSEC, CAPE results to be released today | News  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica 'Friends 2020' - Jamaica ObserverJamaica 'Friends 2020'  Jamaica Observer

From kinder to college, fully online school launches in Jamaica - Jamaica GleanerFrom kinder to college, fully online school launches in Jamaica  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica next? Nation pipped to reject Queen as head of state after Barbados’ snub - ExpressJamaica next? Nation pipped to reject Queen as head of state after Barbados’ snub  Express

Jamaica a regional leader in ozone protection - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica a regional leader in ozone protection  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica still strong in fight against COVID-19 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica still strong in fight against COVID-19  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM's trade with Asian countries: mainly about imports - Jamaica GleanerElizabeth Morgan | CARICOM's trade with Asian countries: mainly about imports  Jamaica Gleaner

Nestlé inks co-manufacturing agreement with Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd - Jamaica ObserverNestlé inks co-manufacturing agreement with Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica police investigating Bolt party after sprinter tests positive - West Hawaii TodayJamaica police investigating Bolt party after sprinter tests positive  West Hawaii Today

Sandals Set to Relaunch South Coast Resort in Jamaica - Caribbean JournalSandals Set to Relaunch South Coast Resort in Jamaica  Caribbean Journal

Shaming us Jamaicans for the increase in COVID-19 will not work! - Jamaica ObserverShaming us Jamaicans for the increase in COVID-19 will not work!  Jamaica Observer

The Thalidomide drug victim who just loves her Jamaican people - Jamaica ObserverThe Thalidomide drug victim who just loves her Jamaican people  Jamaica Observer

How Strict COVID-19 Protocols Enabled Jamaica's Travel Reopening - TravelPulseHow Strict COVID-19 Protocols Enabled Jamaica's Travel Reopening  TravelPulse

Leverkusens Leon Bailey forced to quarantine in Jamaica after Usain Bolts party - ESPNLeverkusens Leon Bailey forced to quarantine in Jamaica after Usain Bolts party  ESPN

Guyana's election stand-off underlines the urgency of institutional reform - Jamaica GleanerGuyana's election stand-off underlines the urgency of institutional reform  Jamaica Gleaner

Faster, more affordable COVID test coming to Jamaica - Health Ministry - Loop News JamaicaFaster, more affordable COVID test coming to Jamaica - Health Ministry  Loop News Jamaica

Dermot Kennedy is making us all jealous with posts from his Jamaican hideaway - Lovin.ieDermot Kennedy is making us all jealous with posts from his Jamaican hideaway  Lovin.ie

Jamaican father’s fears realised as cop dies riding bike - Stabroek NewsJamaican father’s fears realised as cop dies riding bike  Stabroek News

Former Jamaican ruler denounces attempts to divide CARICOM - Prensa LatinaFormer Jamaican ruler denounces attempts to divide CARICOM  Prensa Latina

Recent Match Report - Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 18th Match 2020 - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 18th Match 2020  ESPNcricinfo

Cinderella story sees Jamaican farm worker open popular food truck - CBC.caCinderella story sees Jamaican farm worker open popular food truck  CBC.ca

More Jamaicans encouraged to embrace 'Rediscover Jamaica' campaign - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMore Jamaicans encouraged to embrace 'Rediscover Jamaica' campaign  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Recent Match Report - Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents 28th Match 2020 - espncricinfo.comRecent Match Report - Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents 28th Match 2020  espncricinfo.com

Four COVID field hospitals to be established | News - Jamaica GleanerFour COVID field hospitals to be established | News  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, highlights: CPL 2020; Match abandoned - SportstarJamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, highlights: CPL 2020; Match abandoned  Sportstar

Speak Life Cuisine Raises Money for New Jamaican Food Truck - WestwordSpeak Life Cuisine Raises Money for New Jamaican Food Truck  Westword

No Carnival on the seas for Jamaica? | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerNo Carnival on the seas for Jamaica? | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner