Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Named Santiago, it remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered the island and renamed it Jamaica. Under British rule, Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves imported from Africa, followed later by Chinese and Indian indentured labour. All slaves were fully emancipated in 1838, with independence from the United Kingdom achieved on 6 August 1962.
A group of 6 Australian friends - white, middle-aged males - combine to compete in a marathon relay swim in treacherous waters off Jamaica. But even before the race begins fractures appear in the relationships, with drug-taking, hidden secrets and personal crises coming to dominate.
Dedication: The Jamaica portrayed in these pages, and all those who exist there, are works of fiction. This book is dedicated to the facts who got out of the way of a good story.
Patrick Ness in The Guardian found that "Alongside Tim Winton's Breath, this is the second excellent novel in as many months to examine masculinity and male friendship in Australian sport, a subject that might seem of limited intrinsic interest. But it's not the song, it's how it's sung, and if Winton is an aria, Knox is early Rolling Stone.."
Speaking to the JamaicaObserver about the implications of the ship homeporting in Montego Bay, JTB representative and executive director of Jamaica Vacations LimitedJoyRoberts explained that passengers on the vessel would fly into Jamaica and stay in a hotel for up to several nights before boarding.
ST ANN, Jamaica — Eight American cruise ship passengers who were taken into custody after they allegedly tried to leave Jamaica with US$850,000 worth of cocaine on November 9, were convicted of possession of cocaine and attempting to export cocaine when they appeared before the St AnnParishCourt on Tuesday.
The government of Barbados is considering plans to make a wealthy Conservative MP the first individual to pay reparations for his ancestor’s pivotal role in slavery ... He part-owned at least two slave ships, the Samuel and the Hope. The Drax family also owned a plantation in Jamaica, which they sold in the 19th century ... “The Drax family had slave ships.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) has extended their condolences to the family and friends of the late Dr Marshall Hall and has paid tribute to his tremendous life and work ... Jamaica Producers stalwart Marshall Hall has died ... of Jamaica and Fyffes Plc.
And, after a two-year hiatus due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the highly anticipated event returned in a spectacular way as XodusCarnival and BacchanalJamaica joined forces to show off 18 sections ...Unfortunately, some costumes were modelled incompletely because key parts were not yet cleared by the Jamaica Customs.
The eight accused drug traffickers who allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine worth more than $100 million out of Jamaica on board a cruise ship earlier this month made their first court appearance today. The seven United States nationals and one... .
ST ANN, Jamaica — A Western Union outlet and a shipping company owned by former government minister Othneil Lawrence, were broken into and robbed in St Ann in the wee hours of Friday morning ... stole cash amounting to $1.6 million before taking the $20,000 from the shipping company.
The impending inaugural visit to Jamaica by the world's largest cruise ship, the 'Wonder of the Seas', has heightened local stakeholders' optimism about the prospect of a positive 2022/23 winter tourist season, especially for cruise shipping.
A new study suggests that ships may be spreading a deadly coral disease across Florida and the Caribbean...Stony coral tissue loss disease, or SCTLD, was first observed near Miami in 2014 and has since spread throughout all of Florida'sCoral Reef and into the Caribbean, including in waters off Jamaica, St.
WESTERN BUREAU. One of the world’s largest cruise shipping companies, Carnival, says it is hiring some of the most qualified candidates directly from Jamaica’s CaribbeanMaritimeInstitute (CMU). The cruise line launched a partnership with the... .
This according to group's unaudited financials posted on the JamaicaStock Exchange website ... Latest figures from the Jamaica TouristBoard show that total arrivals were 1.79 million or 150.2 per cent more than the over 719,000 visitors who came to Jamaica by cruise ship and air.