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Jamaica

Infoplease has everything you need to know about Jamaica. Check out our country profile, full of essential information about Jamaica's geography, history, government, economy, populatio…

Jamaica Map

To learn more about Jamaica, check out our Country Profile   More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags…

Jamaica Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Jamaica Index: People and History Government Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Jamaican Relations PEOPLE A…

Elaine Thompson

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson is one of the fastest women in the world. She is a world champion in the 100 meters (10.70 seconds in 2016) and 200 meters (21.66 seconds in 2015) and won both races …

Turks and Caicos Islands

These two groups of islands are near the Bahamas in the Caribbean. The principal islands in the Turks group are Grand Turk and Salt Cay; the principal islands in the Caicos group are South Caicos, Eas…

Marcus Garvey

Through his public speeches and his newspaper Negro World, Marcus Garvey became one of the most influential black leaders of the early 20th century. Born and raised in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey travelle…

Melancton SMITH

SMITH, Melancton, a Delegate from New York; born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., May 7, 1744; was educated by his parents; engaged in business in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; delegate to the First Provin…

Breslin, Jimmy

journalistBirthplace: Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.Born: 10/17/30

Russell Banks

Russell Banks is a New England writer famous for his novels Affliction (1990) and The Sweet Hereafter (1992), both of which were made into critically-acclaimed movies. In the 1980s Banks began publis…