Introduction Jamaica Known for its beautiful beaches and is a major tourist attraction. The country is known for its raggae music and laid-back atmosphere. Jamaica is a melting pot of nationalities and religions, but is mainly British and Christian.
Contents Politics and Military Economy and Agriculture Beaches and tourist attractions
JamaicaHistory The Arawak Indians initially occupied the island before Christopher Columbus took it over in 1494. The Spanish people settled in 1655 then the British took over and made it a slave area. Since then Jamaica has found its independence.
JamaicaEconomy and Agriculture Jamaica has a free-market economy. The agriculture consists of mining, fishing, farming, cocoa, coffee, coconut and pimentos. It is influenced by Britain.
AgricultureAgricultureis important to Jamaica's economy and provides a quarter of the country's employment. Jamaica is also a major producer of marijuana, known locally as ganja , which contributes a great deal of money to the economy .
Sugar CaneSugar is the major export of Jamaica in all the world.
JamaicaTourist attraction Jamaica is a huge tourist attraction for vacationers.
Jamaican Flag The Jamaican Flag isred, gold and green.
Jamaica’s Weather The average year-round temperature in Jamaica is 82 ° F. It is hotter during the day. There is a lot of rainfall averaging 78 inches per year. High winds are common.
Jamaican Military The Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) is the combined military forces of Jamaica, consisting of an Army, Air Wing and Coast Guard. The JDF is based upon the British military model with organization, training, weapons and traditions closely aligned with Commonwealth Realm countries.
Jamaican Defense Jamaican forces are sent to British or Canadian bases for training. JDF Training Depot Newcastle is a main base. Special training is offered in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom for the soldiers.
JamaicaBeaches Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. It is one of the most colorful. The island is known for it’s beautiful sandy beaches and tropical look and feel. Jamaica is a big tourist attraction especially for it’s amazing beaches and bright blue water. Negril and Montego Bay are Jamaica's two main coastal attractions with awesome beaches, night clubs, fine dining and golfing. Negril has a 7 mile beach. Montego Bay is known as a party town and also has many great retail stores to go to.
Bob Marley Bob Marley is the founding father of reggae and is heard everywhere in the country. The great beat and words of suppression, freedom and slavery are in the music’s lyrics. His best song is “No Woman, No Cry.” Bob Marley was born February 6, 1945 and died of cancer that spread throughout his body in May 11, 1981.
Rastafarian is the most dominant religion on the island. Rastafarians worship their God, Jah. They believe in reincarnation and that men should not cut or comb their hair or beards. They focus on their inner spirit. The Lion of Judah is a prominent Rasta symbol.
JamaicaDiet Real Jamaican food is found in the street markets. Fish is a major part of the Jamaican diet. Fruit, like mangoes and bananas, cocoa, coffee, coconut and pimentos are major food products of Jamaica.
Exports Rum is a major export from Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee
Conclusion Jamaica has made it’s mark on the world economy by it’s uniqueness in its exports and nationality. It’s religion and past bring many people to explore the culture.