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  • Jamaica

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    Jamaica is one of the three islands in the Northern Caribbean forming the Greater Antilles. It's the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean Sea, and stretches 146 miles from east to west. The country's name is derived from an Aarawak word “Xaymaca", meaning "land of wood and water". Jamaica has one of the richest and most varied landscapes in the region. The center of the island is mostly mountainous and heavily wooded, spotted occasionally with small mining towns and villages, while the

  • Jamaica

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    known to its natives as “Xaymeca”, has come a long way in becoming the independent nation known today as Jamaica. In the Sea of many islands known as the West Indies, Jamaica stands peaceful, welcoming tourist and expanding rapidly. From an early age my passion for the island and its culture has grown strong. From a brief history, through a look into the present day culture and society of Jamaica, my fascination with the island will bares true meaning. Between the broken land barrier of the Atlantic

  • Jamaica

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    Jamaica Jamaica, located in the Caribbean and south of Cuba, has a population of 2,706,500 according to the 2011 census and the area of 4,243 square miles, their capital is Kingston which has about a quarter of their population . They are the 49th most densely populated country on the earth with 656 people per square mile and the life expectancy of 71. For currency one USD (US Dollar) would equal 107.95 JMD (Jamaican Dollar) but a dozen eggs would cost 253.78JMD which would equal to about $3 for

  • Life In Jamaica

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    I had never considered Jamaica in the way they did in the movie, Life and Debt. Whenever I thought about the country, which would have been rarely, I always only considered it as a tourist destination. I never took the time and considered what life could be like for those living there yearlong, and particularly those who were not involved in the tourism industry. I mean, if you ask almost any American how they would describe Jamaica, they would describe it’s tropical, beach-like atmosphere, but

  • Culture In Jamaica

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    differences between cultures. One culture that was examined was the Jamaican culture. Jamaica is a rich strong and vibrant culture that is very diverse. Jamaica is in a process of rapid social change. The culture heritage and the cultural expression of people is indicated by ethnicity, social class, religion, education, and language. Jamaica social class is largely determined by the color or shade of a person. The white Jamaica and near whites are at the top of the social hierarchy, they dominate business

  • Urbanization in Jamaica

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    I. Introduction Often misconstrued as an idealistic destination, Jamaica is a very stratified entity when it comes to the have and have not’s. The institution of slavery has shaped the physical landform of the country and inadvertently created fragmented and informal communities. This is further reiterated by the continuous division of garrisons “shantytowns” and gated communities prevalent within the urban fabric. The structural readjustment of the government in efforts

  • The Island of Jamaica

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    The Island of Jamaica The island of Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island. It is in a group of islands called the greater antilles. It has an area of 10 991 km squared or 4 244 sq. miles. Jamaica spans 230 km east to west and from 80-36 from north to south. It is third only to Cuba, which is the largest, and Hispaniola which is the second largest island. Jamaica lies in the Caribbean sea which is a part of the much larger Atlantic ocean. The island is 960 km south of Florida

  • Telecommunication in Jamaica

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    May 1844, Samuel Morse sent his first public message over a telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore, and through that simple act, ushered in the telecommunication age. By 1868 Jamaica began to use the telegram. The West India and Panama Telegraph Company was the major provider of telecom services in Jamaica and the Anglophone Caribbean in the mid 19th century. West India and Panama Telegraph Company is now Cable & Wireless today. However there was limitation to the telegraph you need to put

  • Geography of Jamaica

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    Geography of Jamaica Christopher Columbus came upon Jamaica as his fleet sailed into St. Ann’s Bay on his second voyage of discovery to the New World in 1494. He described Jamaica as, “the fairest island eyes have beheld; mountainous and the land seems to touch the sky....and full of valleys and fields and plains” (Roberts, 141). Although founded by a Spaniard, Jamaica was eventually sold to England. Today, Jamaica is the largest of the English speaking West Indian islands. The tropical

  • Mining in Jamaica

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    arrived in Jamaica, a group of Indians called the Arawak Indians lived on the island. Columbus made landfall on Jamaica in 1494, and with his arrival the existence of the Arawak Indians was erased and the Spanish took control of the island for roughly 150 years. With the Spanish in control of the land, they brought in slaves from Africa. The Spanish ruled the country until 1655 when Britain attacked the Spanish and took control and made Jamaica a colony of Britain until 1962 (Jamaica – History