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.."
“Unfortunately, we are also subjected to the same supply chain pressures because all the textbooks are printed outside of Jamaica and have to be shipped to Jamaica,” Williams said Wednesday at the post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.
Editor’s Note... In some of those realms, such as Australia, Canada and Jamaica, there are now calls to jettison the monarchy and instead install a republic, just as Barbados did last year ... Bergen ... Look at Jamaica and imagine the fact that this nation was populated because its citizens were literally chained and shackled beneath ships and brought over ... .
In the absence of an active set of government policies countries simply drift along without direction, akin to a ship lost at sea. Jamaica as a nation cannot be accused of not having an active set of policies. Historically, Jamaica has always been active on the policy front ... 2)Positioning Jamaica to fill senior positions in various global entities.
This unique fruit to Jamaica makes a one-of-a-kind, tart-yet-sweet marmalade ... we initially joined Peenie Wallie Jamaica, a premium online shopping site based in St James which also started up during the pandemic ... Some of our products are in reused bottles and jars, helping to cut down on Jamaica's waste, reducing our carbon footprint.
He had come to King’s House to perform his duty, as he put it, by signing a book of condolence for the Queen, whom he served as equerry on her final visit to Jamaica in 2002...Africa, Jamaica, all our own ... Britain shipped an estimated 600,000 enslaved people from the west coast of Africa to work in Jamaica’s plantations and enrich the empire.
All hell broke loose poolside on board a Carnival Cruise ship earlier this month. A shocking new video has emerged showing two groups involved in a verbal altercation by the Tides Bar beside the swimming pool on board the CarnivalSunrise ship ...It's not clear where exactly the ship was when the fight broke out.
President of the JamaicaChamber of Commerce (JCC)�Ian Neita has sounded alarm over the backlog of cargo ships at the island's port, warning that if importers do not take action to clear goods�immediately, it could mean trouble for... .
Sometimes after a rough ride it's hard to get back on the horse and attempt to make a clean ride out of the chute. This old scribe found that to be true in our come back column last week ... We thank you for the heads up ... Stay Tuned. BEDFAIRNEAR ... on Oct ... Since that time he has sung in Laughlin, Nevada as well as Jamaica and has performed on a cruise ship.
An increase in the sale and consumption of poultry products locally has fattened revenues for Jamaica Boilers Group (JBG) resulting in top-line growth above seven per cent at the end of its first quarter ended July 31. "Total revenue for our Jamaica operations showed an increase of seven per cent over the quarter ended April 30, 2022.
The cocaine trade is one of the world’s biggest illicit economies ... This wasn’t always the case ... Coca ... SEE ALSO ... Seeds were grown and shipped to Africa and the Caribbean, taking root in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Jamaica ... The British and German militaries liberally supplied troops with cocaine in the trenches even as global shipping lanes were severed.