What is Jamaica known for?

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by their skin tone, with the gradations being "HIGH REDpart White, part Black but ‘clearer’ than Brown-skin: HIGH BROWN – More white than Black, light skinned: DOUGLA –part Indian and part Black: LIGHT SKINNED, or CLEAR SKINNED Some Black, but more White: TRINI WHITE – Perhaps not all White, behaves like others but skin White". RACISM IN TRINIDAD (pdf) In Jamaica albinism has been stigmatized

genre taking

DJ and producer (Record producer). Jamaican toaster (Deejaying) U-Roy put the country on notice when the refrain "Wake the town, tell the people" first rang out of dancehalls and clubs in Jamaica in 1970. The song was one of the first major hits of the genre, taking reggae music to the next level, and was the primary inspiration of much of dancehall music for the next generation. The song was a revision of Alton Ellis' "Girl I've Got a Date"


: A Culture of Smart Choices, March 12–13, 2007 - Presenter Bios (Appendix 5) She is a graduate of The Immaculate Conception High School. She was a banker prior to entering political life. She joined Scotiabank in 1976, and was involved in the expansion of computer and electronic services within the organisation. She


in 1934-35 1934-35 . Biography Myers was born in Britain to a British mother, and Jamaican father. Before commencing her career in music, Myers was a nurse and insurance agent. She was discovered in a club (nightclub) by the record producer Peter Harris. Soon after their first meeting, Myers began writing material for her debut album, ''Growing, Pains'' (1997). The album was produced by Desmond Child. The first single (single (music)) from the album, "Kiss

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arts Performing Arts . Thomason attended the Manchester Metropolitan University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (English language). From the age of 13, Marsha attended Oldham Theatre Workshop where she was able to participate within youth theatre productions which would later contribute in her confidence towards becoming an aspiring professional actress. '''Dwight Thomas O.D (Order of Distinction)''' (born September 23, 1980) is a Jamaican Sprint (race

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; Lovece, Frank. "Fast Chat: Alan Arkin". ''New York Newsday''. January 7, 2007. It reached #4 on the ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' magazine chart the same year as Harry Belafonte's better-known hit version. FolkEra.com: ''The Tarriers''. FolkEra.com. The airline officially re-opened operations on May 1, 2010 upon acquisition of Air Jamaica by Caribbean Airlines Limited. The new airline

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(Alphaville song) Forever Young " was recorded and later released to Alphaville fans in a limited, cassette-only album entitled ''History (History (Alphaville album))''. http: www.alphaville.info main.htm He toured the UK in 1992 along with other Penthouse stars Marcia Griffiths, Tony Rebel, and Buju Banton. Larkin, Colin (1998) ''The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae'', Virgin Books, ISBN 0

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union and basketball for his school. Colin Jackson appeared in the BBC One documentary ''The Making of Me'' on July 31, 2008 in attempt to find out what had made him such a talented athlete. A sample of his leg muscle showed that he had 25% super fast twitch fibres, when all previous athletes tested had only 2%. Family support was also thought to have been highly significant. Jamaicans are notable for the high level of support and encouragement

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that Christopher Columbus first set foot on land in Ocho Rios. Just outside the city, travelers and residents can visit Columbus Park, where Columbus supposedly first came on land, and see maritime artifacts and Spanish colonial buildings. History Queen Anne's proclamation of 1704 introduced the gold standard to the British West Indies, putting the West Indies about two hundred years ahead of the East Indies in this respect. Nevertheless, silver pieces of eight continued to form an important portion of the circulating coinage right up until the late 1870s. In 1822, the British government coined 1 4, 1 8, and 1 16 fractional 'Anchor dollars' for use in Mauritius and the British West Indies (but not Jamaica). A few years later copper fractional dollars were coined for Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and the British West Indies. The first move to introduce British sterling (Pound sterling) silver coinage to the colonies came with an imperial order-in-council dated 1825. This move move was inspired by a number of factors. The United

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Cabinet who ousted him from the DLP. Running with his supporters under the banner of the LeBlanc Labour Party he comfortably won the 1970 general elections. By 1973 however, faced with protest demonstrations over another attempt at regional integration, this time with Guyana, and conflicts with the DFP, as well as with the Civil Service Association (SCA) supported by other trade unions, LeBlanc was becoming weary of leadership. In July 1974 he resigned and the position of Premier went to Patrick


'''Jamaica''' (

Once a Spanish (Habsburg Spain) possession known as ''

Jamaica is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II) as its monarch (Monarchy of Jamaica) and head of state. Her appointed representative in the country is the Governor-General of Jamaica, currently Patrick Allen (Patrick Allen (Governor-General)). The head of government and Prime Minister of Jamaica is Portia Simpson-Miller. Jamaica is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with legislative power vested in the bicameral Parliament of Jamaica, consisting of an appointed Senate and a directly elected House of Representatives.

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