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.."
The arrest of a ship in Malta by the holder of a maritime hypothec has been declared illegal on appeal, since the ship had been sold to new owners in Jamaica through a judicial sale by auction ... Jebmed SRL, on the other hand, held that the State of Jamaica does not recognize its ...
Minister Clarke, who was addressing the Invest Jamaica 2022 ... This is an Act that aims to attract investments of US$1 billion or more to Jamaica ... The GermanShipRepair Jamaica (GSRJ) shipyard project, we are told, will place Jamaica into the lucrative global ship repair industry.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 25, CMC – Jamaica has launched a multibillion-dollar ship repair and maintenance facility that will provide dry docking for commercial vessels up to 20,000 tons, and a range of maintenance and repair services to vessels operating in and around the Caribbean and Central America.
“I wanted to wish that in 21st centuryJamaica that wouldn’t be the case, but unfortunately it is the case regarding not just our financial literacy but our information literacy,” he said, indicating that GermanShipRepair Jamaica project “will earn foreign exchange, it will ...
But sources at the Ministry of Transport and Mining have expressed concern about the effect the halt to production could have on the 25-year mining deal between the Government and Noranda Alumina and Noranda Bauxite, with the latter company focused on mining and shipping bauxite from Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) says the island's impending Digital Switchover (DSO) will see significant advancements in the capacity of the country’s public broadcasting infrastructure ... “We have ATSC3.0 transmitters turned on now in Jamaica being tested by the television stations,” he reported.
Since it exported the first truck to Grenada in September 2019, Tank-Weld has sold another 120 trucks to the eight islands it now ships trucks to from Jamaica... The company said using Jamaica as the hub for exports to the Caribbean and some Central American countries cuts down ...