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.."
Russia’s state-controlled TASSNewsAgency announced the departure of what it calls the first foreign ship to depart Mariupol as evidence of Russia’s efforts to reopen the port after the extended siege on the city ...Besides the two ships reported by TASS as leaving Mariupol, they cited four other foreign ships that remain in the port.
Manufacturing could take three to four months then they have to be shipped to Jamaica and we are talking about another six weeks ... Acknowledging the many cries of the people living in western Jamaica, Gordon noted that WPM is set to receive at least 10 of these new trucks to better serve the four parishes.
The 'outstanding' ship, which sank on May 6, 1682 after hitting the Norfolk sandbanks in the southern North Sea, was uncovered 28 miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth half-buried on the seabed ... The ship had set sail for Kingston in Jamaica in January that year but it sank the following month and now lies upright on the seabed.
“Jamaica has several embassies and consulates with which to further develop relationships incorporating financial services,” JIFSA also pointed out ... It would also build on and integrate achievements made by Jamaica’s shipping industry thus far in the areas of cruise shipping, container transhipment and production of quality seafarers,” Wehby stated.
BornSean PaulRyan Francis Henriques in Kingston, Jamaica, his eighth album Scorcha dropped last Friday (May 27) and exemplifies the singjay’s artistic evolution ... I don’t think a lot of people understand how ethnically and racially diverse Jamaica is so that a person like Sean Paul is not so uncommon ... She comes to Jamaica.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Come June 5, approximately 10,000Jamaicans will be recruited to work on cruise ships overseas ... “This is a very big deal and a sign that cruise shipping is back,” the Minister said ... Bartlett said that in recent discussions with cruise officials, Jamaica ...
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and Royal Caribbean are reporting that the incident involving the cruise line’s vessel, Harmony of the Seas, on arrival at the FalmouthPort in Trelawny on May 26, resulted in no disruption to operations ... Royal Caribbean cruise ship crashes into Falmouth pier.
The Harmony of the Seas smashed into the jetty in Falmouth, Jamaica. Footage shows the enormous ship slamming into a concrete mooring pylon as the captain attempts to park next to it. Guests on the mammoth ship could be heard screaming on impact as the concrete of the extended dock scraped along the liner’s stern side ... The ship has a number of slides.
Dubai’s population at the time of Jamaica’s Independence was 45,000...Despite Jamaica’s leadership in having the first refrigerated banana ship sailing from our shores to the UK in 1901 and the refrigerated container invented in 1930, our agricultural exports have remained relatively the same over the last 100 years.