When visiting Jamaica, most tourists stay close to the sugar white beaches and crisp blue water of the Atlantic Ocean, but what lies behind those beaches is where the beautiful treasures of the country truly are. While traveling, most people try to see everything a place has to offer. It could be historic landmarks, or something as simple as the beauty of mother nature. Jamaica has many interesting places to go and explore like the Blue Mountains, Dunn’s River Falls, and ancient Spanish Town. Dunn’s River Falls is a must see destination on anyone’s vacation to Jamaica. During someone’s visit to the falls they could climb up the levels of falls with a tour guide, or just spectate from the side and enjoy the beauty. In Sara Marcefield’s article “Water Way to Spend an Afternoon” she states, “These 600-foot falls were just made for climbing, with huge boulders that are reasonably easy to scramble up…” (n. pag.). Climbing up the massive falls takes about 40 minutes, and there is no way to make this journey without getting wet. On the way up, there’s a great view of the falls themselves and glistening pools of water to admire. The clear ponds are also a great area to stop and take a nice refreshing dip to cool down during your climb. At the top of the falls, people can kick back and relax at the craft village. Most tourists fill their hollow stomachs with some tasty food and drink. Some people relax and try to regain their energy used on the journey up to the village. Most would agree that Dunn’s River Falls is worth visiting and is a very beautiful place to see. In the East of Jamaica, visitors can do plenty and learn a lot of things all while being in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Something to do in the massive blue peaks is take a guided hike or bike ride. In Steve Cohen’s article he says, “Hikers travel up Blue Mountain Peak in darkness to reach the summit just in time to greet the sunrise” (5). This adventure up the 7,402 foot mountain starts in the early morning hours and is about a day long trek. These mountains are famous for their sweet and rich Blue Mountain coffee. The mountain range holds many farms, plantations, and processing plants, but not all of them are owned by the country. Some coffee fields are the property of local farmers who sell their product in nearby towns. Blue Mountain coffee is actually sold worldwide and is very popular in different places all over. There are some amazing places to see when in the beautiful mountains. People enjoy seeing neighboring towns like Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Thomas from the peaks of the blues. Kingston is the country's capital and a heavily populated area. When looking at it during the night it is lit up like a christmas tree; it’s an incredible view. Obviously, the Blue Mountains are full of many wonderful and exciting things to discover and do. While exploring Jamaica quite a few people tend to stop in the…
Jamaica, The Struggling Pirate
Macroeconomic problem: As a relatively small economy and heavily dependent on the service sector, Jamaica’s economy is facing many growth challenges. These problems include: slow or negative GDP growth rate, high unemployment rate and absurdly big debt.
Jamaica, a small island country in the Caribbean, is known to the world as the home of world class sprinters. When talking about Jamaica, people will immediately mention Usain Bolt because…
By Michael Harvey
and Colin Fox
Where is Jamaica ?
Jamaica is located in the Caribbean sea
and is about 1,460 miles away from
It enjoys nice tropical weather perfect
for the beach.
Economy and Currency
The Jamaican economy is base on
agriculture mining and tourism makes
up 60% their GDP , and it is a free
They accept the British pound because
of their tourism.
1 US Dollar is equivocate to 115
The purpose of this paper is to discuss information about Jamaica that I came across while researching.
I will be sharing the history, climate, population, economy, religions, famous citizens,
Jamaica can be found about four hundred eighty miles South of Florida. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean sea. This Island was a British colony for almost three hundred years, it is independent.
Jamaica is inhabited by various mountains ranges, only about twenty percent of this nation…
I went to Jamaica on mission trip for spring break March 8-16. While we were there we actually got to stay in the house of some Jamaicans. Living in their homes and around them for a whole week, you learn a lot about their country. I interview O’Shane Jarrett from May Pen, Jamaica. He has never been to the United States before. He attends preaching school in Kingston, Jamaica and he’s 22 years old.
Getting to talk to O’Shane helped me learn a lot about how he views the culture he…
Jamaica me Crazy!
Geography- Jamaica is an island nation in the West Indies located in the Caribbean Sea. It has an
estimate population of 2.8 million people, more than double that of Rhode Island, and less than half
that of Massachusetts. It is south of Cuba and for comparison it is just under the size of the state of
Connecticut. Jamaica is 145 miles in length and 50 miles in width at its widest point, it's area being
Jamaica is a sovereign nation that is located in the Caribbean islands. What was once
the home of the Taino natives has now become a melting pot of cultures. The combination, of
European, Native, Indian, Asian, And African culture all blend together to create the unique
cuisine of this country. The main staple of Jamaican is jerk chicken. This entree is prepared
using a unique spice rub comprised of a combination of spices and herbs that constantly
changes an time progresses…
Jamaica: A Slum to a Tourist’s Paradise
From its birth in 1891, following the Jamaican International Exhibition, to 1945, the Jamaican tourist industry brought change within Jamaica. Because of tourism, Jamaica transformed from a disease-ridden hellhole to a paradise for wealthy, white tourists. To cope with the rising tourist industry, Jamaica’s government enacted laws and created tourist branches such as the Jamaican Tourists Association. These new laws and associations supported tourism and supported…
and be modern.
Social was media was the central agent of culture
Emergence of theories of media and social change helps countries establish global economical stability. When Jamaica became free, they didn’t have the financial needs to be stable or build a powerful economic system.
Life & Debt Jamaica
Discuss 3 main ideas
Connect these ideas with concepts and theories regarding development presented in module 3 and any application from Ch 1 & 2
First present your ideas and then support…
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Dual Sides of Femininity in Louise Bennett’s Poem “Jamaica Oman”
“Oman luck mus come!” (48). These words demonstrate Louise Bennett’s view that Jamaican women are liberated and share the same level of respect as men, who used to be regarded as superior. No matter their races or social classes, Jamaican women rise from discriminated groups to be the heads of households and successful leaders in all kinds of professions. Louise Bennett herself…
Peter Meinke “Advice to My Son” and Jamaica Kincaid “Girl”
The Rules to Picking a Good Wife The poem Advice to My Son by Peter Meinke, is a perfect example of how old sayings do not always reflect life. In this poem Meinke is giving his son advice on choosing a wife; he advises his son to “Therefore, marry a pretty girl after seeing her mother;” “To be specific, between the peony and the rose plant squash and spinach, turnips and tomatoes;…