Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica
Capital: Kingston
Localidad: Mar Caribe - Américas
Poblacion: Estimadas 2,731,832 personas en el 2005
Division política: 14 parroquias
Idioma: Inglés
Gobierno y servicios
Government of Jamaica, Gobierno de Jamaica en la Web
Jamaica Information Service, Servicio de Informacion de Jamaica
Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Instituto de Estadísticas de Jamaica
Bank of Jamaica, Banco de Jamaica
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Cámara de Comercio de Jamaica
Educacion
Jamaica Library Service, Servicio de Bibliotescas de Jamaica, en inglés.
National Library of Jamaica, Biblioteca Nacional de Jamaica
Periodicos y noticieros
Jamaica Gleaner, periodico virtual en inglés.
The Jamaica Observer, periodico virtual en inglés.
The Jamaica Star, noticiero Web
Portales de Internet
Jamaica, portal Web
Go-Jamaica, portal Web
Turismo
Airport Authority of Jamaica
Air Jamaica
AguaSol Theme Park - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Doctors Cave Bathing Club - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Half Moon Equestrian Centre - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Underwater Adventure with MoBay Undersea Tours, Montego Bay - Jamaica
Coyaba River Garden and Museum, Ocho Rios Jamaica
Hoteles
Jamaica Inn: Ocho Rios Jamaica
All-Inclusive Jamaica Resorts by Sandals
Lost Beach Resort
Coyaba Beach Resort y Club - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Jamaica Palace Hotel
Links a sitios culturales
Island Jamaica, simpática presentacion Web
Jamaica Carnival
Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival
Reggae Festival Guide Online
Reggae On The River Festival
Naturaleza
Bird Links to the World - Jamaica, links a sitios sobre las aves en Jamaica.
Mapas
Jamaica map and information page by World Atlas, mapa e informacion de Jamaica.
HRE World Atlas - Jamaica, mapa e informacion de Jamaica.
Estudios y reportes
FAO - perfiles e informacion cartogrofica por países - Jamaica
Estudios y reportes en inglés acerca de Jamaica. Los sitios a que estos links conducen son los más completos que hemos encontrado en la Web. Están en inglés pero es donde podrá encontrar la informacion más exacta, y actualizada, de Jamaica desde una perspectiva mundial.
Jamaica, bandera de Jamaica.
Guide to Law Online: Jamaica, guía a las leyes de la Jamaica.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, estudio de Jamaica presentado por el Gobierno de Australia.
The World Factbook - Jamaica, estudio por la CIA.
Jamaica - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments, Jefe de Estado y Miembros de los Gabinetes del Gobierno de Jamaica por la CIA.
Jamaica, estudio sobre Jamaica por el Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos de América.
Country profile: Jamaica, estudio presentado por la BBC.
Jamaica and the IMF, Jamaica y el Fondo Monetario Internacional.
Jamaica fue encontrada por Cristobal Colon en 1494. Regreso el Almirante a esta isla en 1503, en su cuarto y último viaje al Nuevo Mundo, donde permanecio cerca de un año mientras su nave era reparada. La colonizacion no comenzo hasta 1509 o 1510 cuando Diego Colon nombro a Juan de Esquivel gobernador de Jamaica. No fue una colonia prospera y en varias ocasiones se considero trasladarla a Cuba donde podía ser mejor protegida de los ataques de piratas y corsarios.
En 1655 fue atacada y tomada por los ingleses. Pronto fue poblada por colonizadores ingleses que introdujeron el cultivo de la caña de azúcar y visitada por todo tipo de pirata y bucanero que navegaba el Caribe. Tanto, que antes de fines del siglo se rumoraba que Port Royal era la ciudad más rica del mundo, pero también la más pecadora y como por castigo en 1692 un terremoto hizo que gran parte de la ciudad desapareciera en las aguas del mar que tanta sangre había recibido por acciones de aquella gente.
Junto con las plantaciones de caña vino la esclavitud africana a Jamaica. En 1833 fue suplantada la esclavitud, cuando las demandas de los abolicionistas ya no se podían ignorar más, por aprendizajes. Más tarde surgieron sus rebeliones, al menos una siendo significante, que después se convirtieron en huelgas violentas. En 1944 se le cedio el voto a toda persona adulta, 21 años o más, y el 6 de agosto de 1962 se ratifico la Constitucion de Independencia.
Ethnologue report for Jamaica estudios sobre los idiomas de Jamaica por Summer Institute of Linguistics
Jamaica is classified a developing country. We have a mixed, free-market economy consisting of a combination of state-owned entities and private-sector organisations. Our two most important economic sectors are tourism and mining with agriculture and manufacturing also contributing to the economy. Tourism and mining are responsible for earning most of the valuable foreign exchange needed for trade.

Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean and the third largest in the region. With a total land area of 4442 square miles (10991 sq. km.), the island is 146 miles long with widths varying between 22 and 51 miles (35 and 82 km).

Jamaica is an independent country, completely self-governed since 1962 when the island ceased to be a British colony. After Independence, Jamaica chose to be a part of the British Commonwealth, and to keep the Queen of the United Kingdom as the constitutional monarch, the titular head of the country. The Government of Jamaica was patterned on the Westminster model of government, and is composed of the Queen as head of state, and a bicameral Parliament. In Jamaica, the Governor General, who is appointed by Her Majesty upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, represents the Queen.

After almost five hundred years of European occupation and governance, Jamaica gained its independence from Britain on August 6, 1962. We Jamaicans are extremely proud of our diverse heritage and of our independence. We display this pride openly through our national symbols, motto, anthem and pledge, and by honouring those who helped us make our own way.

Centuries ago, the island’s colonizers brought several plants from all around the world to Jamaica. We have the Spanish to thank for gems like sugarcane, citrus, plantains and bananas, and Captain Bligh, an English Naval Commander, for breadfruit and coconuts. Similarly, the ackee, an essential part of our national dish, ackee and saltfish, and our national fruit was brought from Africa aboard a slave ship.

Jamaica Homecoming
Insider's Jamaica
Cruise Jamaica
Meet The People
Jamaica - La página oficial de Turismo.
Radio Jamaica Limited - Los Ultimos Comunicadores
Jamaica Resorts Vacation Villas - Villas y Condominios Comodos y Lujosos para sus Vacaciones .
Devon House Heritage Site
Devon House as a national monument and heritage site actively promotes the development of authentic Jamaican arts, craft, education and entertainment in a comfortable and safe environment. Devon House Heritage Site is maintained as a clean and attractive green space in the urban landscape providing a secure recreational, shopping and dining area for its patrons. Its role in national development is being expanded by educating the public about the historical relevance of Devon House and positioning the property as a centre for all types of cultural activity as well as an attraction for locals and tourists, and a leading heritage tourism attraction in the capital city.
http://www.devonhousejamaica.com
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) mandate is to develop and promote the creative talents and cultural expressions of the Jamaican people. Its function is also to ensure that the nation’s cultural heritage is preserved and sustained for the benefit of future generations. The JCDC is the principal organiser of the annual Independence celebrations and other events of national significance.
http://www.jcdc.org.jm
Whatsonjamaica.com
Check our website for the most comprehensive listings of Jamaican events in Jamaica, as well as information on goods and services. Also see our 7-Day Guide, published weekly, on Fridays, in the Jamaica Observer Newspaper and distributed free in hotels and other venues across Jamaica.
http://www.whatsonjamaica.com
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is Jamaica’s investment/export promotions and facilitation agency. This site provides comprehensive cutting-edge information on investment opportunities in Jamaica, while offering support to potential investors.

For further information contact:
Jamaica Promotions Corporation,
18 Trafalgar Rd, Kingston 10,
Jamaica W.I.

Tel: (876) 978-7755; (876) 978-3337,
Fax: (876) 946-0090,
Email: jampro@investjamaica.com
http://www.investjamaica.com
Yellow Pages - Jamaica
The Jamaican online directory provides quick access to contact businesses in the island. The Jamaican Yellow Pages incorporates the white pages, government listings as well as the Visitors Guide. Truly, information on Jamaica is just a click away.
http://www.yellowpagesjamaica.com
Martinez Fine Coffees
John Martinez, of J. Martinez y Company, is the person who introduced estate coffees to consumers. A coffee grower in his native Jamaica , Mr. Martinez believed that consumers would welcome the opportunity to savour coffees produced on estates where great care was taken with the crop while it was still in the ground, and in the initial stages of processing. He identified estates that are noted for producing superior beans, and he gave credit to each estate by using its name. Previously, specialty coffees were sold designated only by the name of the country of origin and the region within that country where the coffee is grown; for example, Jamaica Blue Mountain is coffee which is grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica at the eastern end of the island. Since 1988, when estate coffees were first offered by Mr. Martinez, they have rapidly gained acceptance and today estate coffees form a small but important segment of the specialty coffee market
http://www.martinezfinecoffees.com
Jamaica Information Service
The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is the multifaceted information agency of the Government of Jamaica that gathers and disseminates information on Government policies and programmes, locally and overseas. The agency utilises the full range of media skills and talents - print, radio, television, graphic arts, video projection and public relation, to achieve its goals. The communication capabilities of the agency help Jamaicans understand their responsibilities and rights as citizens; interpret and present the history of Jamaica, and promote a sense of unity and national identity. JIS programmes and publications serve an archival function as they advance and record Jamaica's culture and community-based activities.
http://www.jis.gov.jm
The National Land Agency
The National Land Agency (NLA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001, reporting to the Minister of Land and Environment. The establishment of the NLA is the result of the Public Sector Modernization Programme of the Government of Jamaica.

It is the Mission of the National Land Agency (NLA) to ensure that Jamaica has: An efficient and transparent land titling system which guarantees security of tenure;

A National Land Valuation database which supports equitable property taxation;
Optimal use of Government owned lands; and
A basic infrastructure on which to build a modern spatial information system designed to support sustainable development.
http://www.nla.gov.jm
Gleaner Online
The Number 1 source of Jamaican news on the net.
http://www.go-jamaica.com
Jamaica Observer
The Jamaica Observer provides news, interesting features and stories daily. Look out for special features on Business, Real Estate, TeenAge, The Arts, Food and Health to inform and educate. The Jamaica Observer - Every Day Matters.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com
Everything Jamaican
EverythingJamaican.com brings you Jamaica in a way like no other. We have combined some key areas of communication so you can make the most of the experience of your Jamaica trip. This is the website for you to learn more about Jamaican culture or get reacquainted with old friends. Go ahead - search for old acquaintances in our alumni database or shop online for Jamaican craft products. Everything's Jamaican.
http://www.everytingjamaican.com/
DaVinci Jamaica Vacations
DaVinci Vacations is one of Jamaica's most creative and dynamic tour operators with a reputation for excellent service. DaVinci offers a variety of tours through western Jamaica as well as specialty tours designed to fulfil your specific needs.

Let us help you plan your next vacation! Call us at 876-978-7750; Email us at darrell@colis.com

http://www.davincijamaica.com
Fly/Drive Jamaica y Sunshine Adventure Jamaica Limited
Discover Fly/Drive Jamaica and the Inns of Jamaica.

Fly/Drive Jamaica is the only package that gives you the choice and freedom to explore natural wonders, beautiful sights, the best Inns and friendliest people of Jamaica.

For details contact: Sunshine Adventure Jamaica Limited

Email: jaggamint@cwjamaica.com
http://www.flydrivejamaica.com
Jamaica Story Tours
The mundane becomes uniquely inspiring when you experience our tours. We are excited to share with you the rich heritage and culture of Jamaica and all the fantastic attractions available throughout the island. We offer recreational y sightseeing tours as well as educational tours. Select from our packages or contact us and we will customize your tours and packages for you. http://www.jamaicastorytours.com
Jamaican Packages
One of Jamaica's oldest tour companies, Marzouca Marketing y Sales offers tours and packages for the budget conscious traveller.
http://www.jamaicaonweb.com
Spring Break
Beach Life Vacations is a tour company that specializes in student travel, focusing mainly on spring break and graduation packages. It provides custom travel arrangements including airfare and hotel accommodations. http://www.beachlifevacations.com
Spring Break
Sun Splash Tours is committed to providing premium quality Spring Break packages at the lowest possible prices to the student market. http://www.sunsplashtours.com
Spring Break
Student Travel Services is America’s #1 student tour operator. STS provides the most dependable flights, the best hotels and the hottest parties at the most popular bars. http://www.ststravel.com/
Villas Caribe
At Our portfolio includes more than 900 of the most luxurious, stylish and polished luxury villa vacation and holiday rental properties in over 20 luxury villa vacation destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Youdon’t need to get Jamaican money before you get to the island. In all resort areas, licensed cambios and bureaux de change are easily and readily accessible, and just about all currencies can be exchanged in banks. The official rate of exchange varies daily, so it’s not a bad idea to shop around for a rate that suits you before changing large amounts of cash. Many Jamaican ATMs accept international bank cards with Visa, Mastercard, Cirus and Plus logos, and banks give credit card advances, change traveller’s cheques and offer other financial services. At the end of your trip, you may take Jamaican currency with you (for your next time in Jamaica!) or you may exchange it at the airport.
Jamaica has a tropical climate at sea level and a temperate climate towards the highlands of the interior. As a popular Jamaican poem says, “we have neither summer nor winter/neither autumn nor spring…” and it's true. Instead, each year the island sees two rainy seasons from May to June and September to November. Many Jamaicans characterize the seasons according to the fruits available at that time! Some of the most important ‘seasons’ are mango season (May to July), guinep season (July to late September) and cane crop season (late October to about January). Of note also is the hurricane season from June to September, during which time large storms may, but rarely do, pass over the island. (Don’t worry about hurricanes, the last hurricane to directly hit Jamaica happened in 1988 and before that in 1952!) Although there is little real variation in temperature year round, between December and April the weather is practically perfect for any activity every day. The average temperature ranges from 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) all year. Will it rain during your holiday? If it does, don’t worry. Most times, the short tropical showers provide a welcome break from the afternoon heat – just look at it as liquid sunshine, not rain!
Jamaica is well connected to the rest of the world. Direct international telephone service operates in all areas 24 hours a day, and telephone operators will gladly facilitate collect, third party or credit card calls. International faxes, cables and telegrams can be sent from most hotels and post offices. Email and Internet access is available too, usually at hotels and parish libraries, but also at local Internet Cafes. There are three daily national newspapers and five weekend newspapers, all available at hotel front desks, newsstands and vendors islandwide. Some hotels and gift shops receive the international editions of major newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, TIME, The Economist and the London Times. There are about five local television stations, all of which broadcast islandwide, showing a combination of local and international productions. Radio is immensely popular in Jamaica, and with close to 20 FM stations, one can get up-to-the-minute local and international news, sports and weather, as well as continuous music of all genres.
The most important thing to remember when driving in Jamaica is that here, we drive on the LEFT, although some flexibility is required to avoid collisions with pedestrians, cows, goats, chickens and other domestic animals. We have over 17 000 kilometres of road networks connecting all major towns and cities, the speed limit is 50 kmph (30 mph) in built-up areas, and 80 kmph (50 mph) on highways. All drivers are required to carry a valid licence. Jamaica recognizes valid International Driver’s Licenses, but visitors from North America may use their country’s licence for up to three months per visit. Visitors from the United Kingdom may use theirs for up to twelve months, while visitors from Japan may use theirs licenses for up to one month. The driver and front passenger are required to wear safety belts, and children under 3 years old must be restrained in infant carriers. Car rental is available in most major towns and cities, and usually, clients must be no less than 25 years old to rent.
In Jamaica, the use, sale, and possession of drugs such as ganja (marijuana), cocaine, crack, ecstasy, heroin and any other controlled substance is ILLEGAL. Violators are subject to severe punishments – specifically arrest, fine and imprisonment. DO NOT attempt to purchase, use, consume or transport ANY drug. If there is someone trying to sell you drugs, be firm and say NO! Incarceration is not a pleasant way to extend your holiday – you really don’t get much sightseeing done from behind the bars of a prison!
The electrical supply in Jamaica is 110 volts/50 cycles standard, and electrical appliances use plugs that are two-pronged and flat (such as those used in the United States and Canada). If your appliances do not use 110 volts or flat two-pronged plugs, bring the requisite adaptors and converters with you. Although adaptors and converters are available in Jamaica, they may not be easy to come by. Most laptop computers have built-in converters and can be used with an adaptor. If the idea of lugging all this equipment around seems daunting, leave it behind. Most hotels have hair dryers, alarm clocks, radios and clothes irons available, and in any case you probably won’t need many appliances. You are, after all, on holiday…
In just 4,244 square miles, Mother Nature has packed you one of the most interesting combinations of flora, fauna and physical geographical features: Jamaica, the Heartbeat of the Caribbean. 235 kilometres long and 93 kilometres at the widest point, the island of Jamaica is the third largest in the Caribbean Sea, located approximately 18? N, 77? W, in the heart of the Caribbean Basin. Just fewer than 3 million people live on the island, mostly in the cities of Kingston and Montego Bay, but large towns such as Portmore, Spanish Town and Mandeville have significant populations. Jamaica is a land of mountains, plateaux and plains, dominated by a series of mountain ranges that run across the centre of the island. Almost half the island is above 300 metres, and the highest point, Blue Mountain Peak, rises 2,256 metres above sea level. Many of Jamaica’s 120 rivers originate in these highlands, watering the land on their way to the Caribbean Sea. The climate varies from tropical on the coastal plains, to temperate in the highlands of the interior, and the flora is a highly diverse combination of tropical and sub-tropical vegetation. There are 1,022 kilometres of coastline; reef-protected white sand beaches characterise the north, while the coastline of the south has predominantly black sand beaches.
Officially, Jamaicans celebrate ten public holidays per year. New Year’s Day (January 1), Labour Day (May 23), Emancipation Day (August 1), Independence Day (August 6), Christmas Day Dec 25) and Boxing Day (Dec 26), in addition to Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Heroes Day (third Monday in October). On public holidays all government agencies, schools and most private businesses are closed, and much of the country ‘locks down’ for the day. We take our holidays seriously, and from the night before, lively parties and stage shows (live music concerts) add to the range of nightlife options available. On holidays, Jamaicans throng to beaches and parks for picnics, fun-days and outings, the celebrations continuing way into the night. There are some days held in high esteem by many Jamaicans that are not official public holidays, such as Bob Marley Day (February 6), Carnival Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter). Check the calendar of events for exact holiday dates this year, and if you’re here for one of these or for a public holiday, be sure to bring your dancing shoes!
The official language of Jamaica is English, although most Jamaicans speak a local patois influenced by a combination of several different languages. It may take some time for you to become accustomed to it. When that happens, though, you’ll have fun trying the local expressions.
Rabies is not a danger in Jamaica and we’d like to keep it that way. So although we would love to host your pets, we must ensure that they’re completely healthy before they can be brought on the island. In keeping with international standards, the importation of all live animals into Jamaica requires an import permit from the Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture PRIOR to arrival in Jamaica. All animals must be rabies-free, and must never have been rabies vaccinated. Dogs and Cats (with permits) are allowed into Jamaica ONLY from Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Eire. For more information, contact the Veterinary Services Division: tel. (876) 977 2489 or (876) 977 2492. To secure a permit, fax a letter of request to (876) 977 0885.
Jamaica falls within the Eastern Time Zone (UTC/GMT -5 Hours) and does NOT observe Daylight Savings Time. At times in Jamaica, however, it seems as if we don’t observe any time at all, so for the least amount of stress on your vacation, you may want to think about leaving your watch behind! At approximately 18 degrees north of the equator, the island falls within the tropics, and as such does not experience drastic seasonal changes in sunrise and sunset times. Year round the island averages between 11.5 and 12.5 hours of sunlight per day – always enough time to do everything, or never enough for anything!
‘Xamayca’ is the name that the first Jamaicans, the Tainos, gave to this country. It means ‘Land of Wood and Water’, and for good reason, Jamaica has hundreds of spring and rivers, both above and under ground. Over the years, we have developed extensive water treatment and supply systems islandwide, so all drinking water in Jamaica is purified and filtered by modern methods. Our water is safe for you to drink, clean your teeth, bathe and wash clothing in. We understand though, that some people are still wary about drinking the water in a strange country. If you choose not to drink the water, rest assured, there are many brands of Jamaican Spring water that meet or exceed the highest international standards, available at most shops and restaurants.
History
For centuries, Jamaica has welcomed settlers from all around the world. This small island has played host to the Amerindians who discovered it, to Europeans who fought to own it, to Africans forced to call it home and to Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners searching for a better life. Each group carried with it a story and tradition, throwing everything into Jamaica’s melting pot. After centuries of brewing, all have blended together to give the island its rich history and heritage –an international smorgasbord of legends, cultures and customs, all displayed right here against the background of Jamaica’s beautiful mountains and valleys.

Jamaica’s first inhabitants were the Tainos, an Arawak-speaking people, believed to be originally from South America. The Tainos called the island “Xaymaca” meaning “land of wood and water”. These peaceful, seafaring people greeted Columbus when he first visited the island in 1494.
Columbus described Jamaica as “the fairest isle mine ever eyes beheld…” His arrival marked the beginning of five hundred years of European occupation and governance. Initially, the Spanish settled near St. Ann’s Bay at Sevilla Nueva (New Seville), but eventually moved to Villa de la Vega, “the city on the plains”, now called Spanish Town. Their new city swiftly flourished, becoming the island’s centre of activity.
During the 1650s, the British captured Jamaica from the Spanish. In a last ditch attempt at defiance, the Spanish settlers freed and armed their slaves, who sought refuge in the island’s interior. The Maroons, as these ex-slaves came to be called, continuously defied the island’s new colonizers. The only army ever to defeat the mighty British, the Maroons still exist in modern day Jamaica.

Under British rule, Jamaica became a busy and wealthy colony. By the 18th century, the island was “the jewel of the British Crown”, producing 22% of the world’s sugar on large, lucrative plantations. This success came at great cost to the African people, thousands of whom were forcefully brought to the New World as slaves.

As a result of the cruel and oppressive slavery system, Jamaica had more revolts than other West Indian islands. Reports of frequent slave uprisings and other forms of resistance, coupled with brutal planter-militia reprisals, troubled the European conscience. In time, anti-slavery sentiments grew strong in Europe, culminating in the Emancipation Act of 1834. The Act made provision for all slaves under the age of six to gain immediate freedom. All others were to serve a period of apprenticeship for four to six years. The apprenticeship period worked well in theory. In practice, however, it was little better than slavery. Planters continued to abuse their apprentices, and withheld guaranteed provisions and wages. Subsequently, full emancipation was granted in 1838, two years earlier than planned.

Eager to sever connections with the symbol of their enslavement, many labourers left the plantation, settling across the island. To provide an alternative, affordable work force, the planters recruited indentured workers from China and India. After their period of indenture, a lot of Chinese and Indians stayed in the island, adding to Jamaica’s eclectic mix of cultures.

After 1838, sugar productivity and profitability declined, forcing Jamaica to diversify its economy. Although crops such as bananas and coffee provided sound substitutes, other industries eventually became the driving force of Jamaica’s economy, outgrowing agricultural exports.

Like the changing economy, Jamaican politics also transformed with the end of slavery. In 1866, the island implemented the crown colony system of government. Under this new system promises of education, health care and other social reforms gave hope to a newly freed generation. But decades later, social disappointment festered, leading to a spate of incidents of civil unrests, and heralding the birth of the trade union movement.

Out of these disturbances arose Jamaica’s foremost labour organizations and political parties. Norman Manley’s People’s National Party and Alexander Bustamante’s Jamaica Labour Party would go on to dominate Jamaica’s political scene into the 21st century.
Two important and significant changes – universal adult suffrage in 1944 and independence from Britain in 1962 –set the stage for a people once conquered, controlled and constrained, to become themselves the architects of a new nation.
Beautiful Jamaica
This is a unique coffee-table book and a great gift item, full of information about the picturesque island of Jamaica. Nature's beautiful gifts are to be found everywhere; but nowhere else has nature lavished so much enduring and incredible beauty as on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

This book is full of information about Jamaica's past and present heroes, government, social structure, industries, food, outstanding citizens.presenting Jamaicans as they see themselves. Nature's beautiful gifts.expressed in the grandeur of its blue tinted mountains..in the variegated splashes of colour in its lush green valleys.in its picturesque plains of waving canefields.in the artist's dream that are golden sunsets. In these and many other ways, Nature's hand rests lovingly on Jamaica giving the island breathtaking beauty to spare.

“Beautiful Jamaica” was conceived to fill that need. Here in one package is Jamaica as Jamaicans see their little world; as they wish it to be seen by the wider world. In the richness of its lore, the magnetism of its charm and the vitality of its people.
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