Jamaica info

Jamaica is perhaps best known for its miles of white sand beaches stretching out into paradise. Inland Jamaica is emerald rain forests and waterfalls from more than 120 rivers that tumble into cool, clear streams. The fabled Blue Mountains dominate the eastern end of the island, and create perfect growing conditions for high-quality coffee. Jamaica was originally inhabited by a people called the Arawaks, who gave the island its name. The Arawak name Xaymaca means Land of Wood and Water. The vibrant Jamaican people are the island’s greatest assets. The legendary cool of Jamaican culture is heard in its reggae music popularised by Jamaica’s most famous son, Bob Marley. Rastafari is the most famous religious movement of the Caribbean. Ras Tafari is an ancient title given to all Ethiopian Kings. Their line is believed to be a direct link to King David and followers believe they are the original Lost Tribes of Israel that were once scattered by Babylon. The crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1930 was seen as the fulfilment of a biblical prophecy.

Regions in Jamaica

Cornwall is the westernmost of the three counties into which Jamaica is divided. It includes Montego Bay, the second city.... READ MORE

It is about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 190 kilometres (120 mi) west of the island of Hispaniola, on which Haiti and the Dominican Repub... READ MORE

Middlesex is the central of the three historic counties into which Jamaica is divided, and includes Spanish Town, the island's original capital.... READ MORE

Surrey is the easternmost and the smallest by area of the three historic counties into which Jamaica is divided.... READ MORE

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