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
Jamaica is an island located in the Caribbean, it is west of Haiti and south of Cuba. It makes its money from; Industry - textiles, tourism, food processing. Agriculture - bananas, coffee, sugarcane, and citrus. Exports - alumina, bauxite, sugar, bananas, and rum (National Geographic, 2015). Jamaica has a strong population of nearly 3 million people – which is a lot considering it is smaller than Connecticut. The people have a life expectancy of 75 years old and a literacy rate of 88 percent (National
Xamayca, also known as Jamaica, is one of the largest Islands in the Caribbean. In this essay I found some pretty interesting things I didn’t know about Jamaica. I hope you read and enjoy it as much as I did researching and writing about one of the most visited countries. It originally home was the home of the Arawak and Taino Indians. They were mostly an agriculturally based society that grew corn, sweet potatoes, cotton, and tobacco. However, their lives were forever altered after Christopher
Analysis Paper, I am trying to sell solar powered lanterns on the beautiful tropical island nation of Jamaica. It is located South of Cuba and West of Haiti in the Caribbean islands. Jamaica may have some economic, cultural, and political issues that can hurt business, but I have quite a few strategies and tricks up my sleeve to overcome those problems that will make my business prosper. In fact, I think the reason why Jamaica would be a great place to sell the product in is because of its problems. Where
Jamaica, meaning “Land of Wood and Water” is the third largest island with 10,991 square kilometers located in the Caribbean south of Cuba and west of Haiti. It has many rivers and beaches. Mountains are also a major portion of Jamaica’s landscape. The Population of Jamaica is 2.7 million in 2010 (PAHO, 2012). Jamaica’s climate is tropical with temperatures of 72 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (CON, 2013). Tainos, also referred to as Arawaks are the first people known to settle in Jamaica. Ethnicity
I was born on December 25th on the Island of Jamaica, West Indies to Jean Banthorne and Ralston Reid. At the age of three and a half my mother migrated to the United States of America and left me and two younger siblings with our maternal grandmother. Soon after my mother my father migrated to the United Kingdom. I had a late start in school because my grandmother was of the opinion that we were not to remain long in her care. So she never enrolled me in school when I became age appropriate.
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.
Jamaica 's original inhabitants were the Arawak Indians, who called the island Xaymaca, meaning either “land of wood and water” or “land of springs.” Columbus landed on the island in 1494. The Arawaks were decimated within a few decades by European diseases and the harsh life settlers imposed on them. The Spanish occupied the island until 1655, when it was captured and colonized by the English. By the late 17th century, the English had established sugarcane plantations and were importing large numbers
Introduction Our group found Jamaica to be an appealing Country, so in turn we decided to explore it through research. We will give an overview of the country and discuss some important characteristics, explore the structure of social service delivery, and discuss the vulnerable populations in the country. OVERVIEW OF THE COUNTRY History and Geographic According to Meditz and Hanratty (1987): the Spanish adventurer Juan de Esquivel settled the island in 1509, calling it Santiago, the name given it
Caribbean island, lays the seaside town of Runaway bay. A town filled with deep rooted culture on an island filled with welcoming natives. The pleasant vibes of reggae music and Rastafarian culture flow from the hills to the sandy shores. This island rich with tropical fruits and spices is located in the heart of the Greater Antilles. History tells that the enslaved island once known to its natives as “Xaymeca”, has come a long way in becoming the independent nation known today as Jamaica. In the Sea