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
Jamaica Kincaid: A Small Place: Reading Report Jamaica Kincaid: A Small Place is a piece of realistic fiction that describes the impact of tourism on the small island of Antigua. Though an assertive yet poetic voice, Kincaid takes the reader through a virtual tour of the Island presenting a dark outlook on the tourism industry of the west indies. This book is highly informative book educating the reader about the society and relationship between tourist and the local residences, while examining
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.
Jamaica is a very beautiful country with their amazing sand beaches and magnificent mountains. Jamaica’s culture as a whole is very diverse but everyone is nice. The food in Jamaica is very good and has many different styles. The islands cuisine has adapted from many different cultures such as, Britain, India, Spain and many more. Jamaica has a every deep history, the movie Pirates of the Caribbean is actually based in Jamaica. The port that they are at in the movie (Port Royal) is a actual place
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.
to weaken the influence that Spain held over the New World. In 1654, a fleet sailed from England with the goal of capturing the island of Hispaniola. This effort proved unsuccessful, and the fleet was reluctant to return to Britain empty handed. The Spanish defenses at Jamaica were low which made the invasion of the island successful. Once the British had taken over Jamaica, they were able to develop a powerful colony with a commercial background based first on privateering and trade, and later on
Abstract Left blank intentionally. JAMAICA Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. Jamaica has a long history of census taking, and currently holds a census every ten years. The last census took place in July 2011, which showed a total of 2,697,983 residents in the country. The largest cities in Jamaica with populations as of 2011 are: Kingston (Kingston Parish): 937,000, Portmore (Saint Catherine): 182,000