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.."
Soman, a member of the JamaicaDefence ForceNationalReserve, told the Jamaica Observer that her commitment to balancing multiple professions stemmed from a desire to be an independent woman in the inner city ... joining the Jamaica National Reserve "would be the perfect selection".
... darkened" global economic outlook, in a world that may soon be teetering on a recession, perhaps the most serious and pervasive manifestation of the suite of interlinked existential crises Jamaica faces is the rapid deterioration of its net international reserves (NIR).
The offer is set to open on August 12 with Sagicor Investments JamaicaLimited (SIJL) to be the lead broker and arranger ... Another 30 million shares are to be reserved for members of the Jamaica Teachers' Association and independent contractors who provide training services via the company's platforms.
The group protested in the diverse Jamaica Plain neighborhood, outside a historic home that had just hosted a children's drag queen story hour ... The possibility of “societal strife” during the U.S ...Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston in March, a PatriotFront march on July 2, and the NSC-131 protest in Jamaica Plain on Saturday ... All rights reserved ... .
During her 25 years as master blender at J Wray & Nephew, JoySpence has created some of the finest rums the world has ever imbibed, including the Appleton Estate 8-year-Old Reserve and the Appleton Estate RareBlend 12-Year Old. Perhaps her crowning achievement was the Limited-Edition Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Independence Reserve.
"Jamaica has amazing artists, and we can see that only by observing their fantastic murals ... What they should understand, though, is that recognition and more benefits will come by showing the world their skills and not reserve themselves for their small community of Jamaica," she said.
By LuisAlejandro Amaya E ... Reservations for trips to Mexico and Jamaica increased by 73 percent and 65 percent, respectively, compared with 2019. The report, Travel 2022 ... Flight reservations in Colombia for the June-August quarter were 304,315, nearly 150 percent better than last year and 98 percent of the total for the same period in 2019.
They will be joined in the 100m by KembaNelson while Briana has been named as a reserve in the event. Fraser-Pryce, Thompson-Herah and Jackson has been listed as Jamaica’s representatives in the 200m, with Natalliah Whyte named as the alternative ... Demisha Roswell and Damion Thomas were named reserves for the respective events.
On the other hand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its 2021 Article IV Consultation Report for Jamaica, uses a neutral rate of 4 per cent ...As of May 2022, Jamaica’s net international reserves is approximately US$ 3.7 billion and is equivalent to seven months of imports of goods and services and almost 12 months of imports of goods only.