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.."
With all due respect to our prime minister, there are two religious days observed here in Jamaica — Saturday and Sunday — and a balance needs to be struck between the two ... On no-movement days cruise ships are being allowed into our ports and tourists allowed to frolick ... Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere.
For the 25th film in the long-running James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, director Cary Joji Fukunaga won access to some valuable assets for one of the movie's key moments. Number-three container carrier CMA CGM made two container ships and a transshipment terminal in Jamaica available for an extended shoot ... It’s never been done before!.
For the 25th film in the long-running James Bond franchise, director Cary Joji Fukunaga won access to some very valuable assets for one of the movie's key moments. Number-three container carrier CMA CGM made available two container ships and a CMA CGM transshipment terminal in Jamaica... #Bond is back and flies under our cranes.
She also noted that, in an effort to ensure the craft vendors are not left out, the Port Authority of Jamaica has given them the opportunity to operate on the cruise ship pier ... They told the Observer that, based on the arrangement, 15 of them from each craft market are allowed to operate on the pier on a rotation basis each time a ship visits.
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — A massive security presence in this resort town ensured that the outrage among some Jamaicans did not reflect in the treatment meted out to cruise ship passengers who spent hours here yesterday ... A lot of people didn't come off the ship this time ... When mi si the ship start come in back, mi haffi appreciate it.”.
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc ... Finish the Script 2021 ... Tiong ... About the Filmmakers With Shipped Out, Alejandra Araujo (Jamaica, NY) has presented us with an animated short tale that takes place in a dystopian future and touches on immigration, abuses of power, and the strength of family ... .
The Time Out Dubai article said that Jamaica has “struck gold” with its “spontaneous street party-style pavilion,” which features shipping containers from across the world organised into zones focused on the country’s sports, food, music, cultural heritage, investment attractiveness and tourism.
31. To date, 61 percent of inoculated Mexicans have received the full vaccine series and 39 percent have received one dose, the coronavirus czar said ... That official said 300,000 vaccine doses will be sent this week to Honduras and Bolivia and that more doses will be shipped at a later time to Jamaica, Paraguay, Belize, Nicaragua and other countries.
“As demand increased in many countries, exports of the product to other countries [including Jamaica] were reduced and/or prohibited. Some companies have even declared force majeur and have stopped shipping, and this has caused a disruption in imports from these sources ... Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere.
In Jamaica, however, they found an exact match to one of the groups in Florida... "We followed up by looking at historical data from shipping records and reference insect collections and determined that the insects from Jamaica likely got introduced into Florida and brought the pathogen that causes lethal yellowing in coconut with it.".
Last November, Whyte, a terrestrial biologist, had told the JamaicaObserver that the first official sighting of the frog was made by a colleague scientist in 2017 ... In Jamaica, there are over 29 species of frogs that are both native and endemic to the island ... Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere.
As soon as I opened the letter and realised that the country I was born and raised in was trying to deport me to Jamaica, I burst into tears. How could the only place I’ve ever really known try to ship me off to a homeland I’ve only ever fleetingly visited twice in my life? ... My dad has always lived in Jamaica and we didn’t really have a relationship.
In 1907, Anna Sturla slipped on a banana peel while boarding a ferry and subsequently demanded $250 in compensation from the boat’s operators ... She received $150 ... The ships carrying this tropical fruit from Jamaica, the nearest banana-producing area, could take as long as three weeks to arrive in NYC, which was longer than the banana’s shelf life ... .