What is Jamaica known for?

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monetary system just like Jamaica and Bermuda. However, in the wake of the international silver crisis of 1873, the silver peso of neighbouring Guatemala drove the British currency out of circulation. In an attempt to return British Honduras to the gold standard, and also influenced by the fact that most imports were now coming from New Orleans in the USA, a new currency was introduced into British Honduras based on the US dollar, hence bringing British Honduras into line with Canada. At that time, the Canadian dollar was on the gold standard, and one Canadian dollar was equal to one American dollar. This is the point where the currency history of British Honduras diverges from that of the rest of the British West Indies. In 1885, 1 cent coins were issued, followed by higher denominations in 1894. This year also saw the first issue of banknotes by the Government and a switch from the silver Guatemalan peso to the gold U.S. dollar as the base for the currency, with $4.866 1 pound. The rate of $4.866 as opposed to $4.80 is explained by the fact that when the US dollar was first created in 1792, it was based on the average weight of a selection of worn Spanish dollars. Hence the US dollar was at a slight discount in relation to the Spanish dollar. Following the introduction of the US dollar gold standard to British Honduras, the 25 cent coins were referred to as shillings due to their closeness in value to shilling sterling. J'ouvert is celebrated on many islands, including Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), St. Kitts and Nevis, Sint Maarten, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. It is also a feature of New York City's West Indian Day Parade held on Labor Day, in the Crown Heights (Crown Heights, Brooklyn) neighborhood of Brooklyn and Notting Hill Carnival in London, both areas that have a large Caribbean ex-pat communities. The '''flag of Jamaica''' was adopted on August 6, 1962, the original Jamaican Independence Day, the country having gained independence from the British-protected Federation of the West Indies. The flag consists of a gold saltire, which divides the flag into four sections: two of them green (top and bottom) and two black (hoist and fly). Interaction with the WEDway PeopleMover Large diorama windows, two on the right and one on the left, allowed the Mexico, Jamaica, and Trinidad scenes to be visible to riders on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (then WEDWay PeopleMover). The window on the left was removed when If You Had Wings was replaced with Delta Dreamflight (see below). thumb A Polo Ralph Lauren store on the Magnificent Mile (File:20070513 RL Polo - Banana Republic - Peninsula.JPG) in Chicago In 1984, he transformed the Rhinelander Mansion, former home of the photographer Edgar de Evia and Robert Denning, into the flagship store for Polo Ralph Lauren. This same year de Evia photographed the cover feature story for ''House & Garden (House & Garden (magazine))'' on the Lauren home Round Hill (Round Hill, Jamaica) in Jamaica, ''House & Garden'' (House & Garden (magazine)), October, 1984 which had formerly been the home of Babe (Babe Paley) and Bill Paley (William S. Paley). ''Domino'' magazine's "Editor's Pick — Babe Paley, featuring a photo of Paley at her Round Hill Villa in Jamaica online retrieved September 25, 2007 On June 11, 1997, Polo Ralph Lauren became a public company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol '''RL'''. History During the 17th century, both Dutch (Netherlands) and British (United Kingdom) pirates attempted to take control of what is today Sancti Spíritus province, but with little success, as the Spanish garrison held them off. From 1660 to 1680, Trinidad was plagued by pirates from Jamaica and Tortuga (Tortuga (Haiti)), and on two occasions, pirates razed the city. On March 21, 1951, Darnell signed a new contract with 20th Century Fox that allowed her to become a freelance actress. Her first film outside 20th Century Fox was for Universal Pictures, ''The Lady Pays Off'' (1951), after Douglas Sirk requested her for the lead role. commons:Jamaica

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American Games . He finished second in the 100 m behind Churandy Martina and anchored the relay team to a bronze medal. He was chosen as part of the relay team (2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 x 100 metres relay) for the 2007 World Championships (2007 World Championships in Athletics) and this time made the final after qualifying. The American team became the world champions in a world-leading time of 37.78 seconds, fending off the Jamaican challengers

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(Governor of Jamaica), and it is believed that Edward went to Jamaica to become private secretary to Sir Henry. Her sexuality attracted many gay men to the club, many of them brought to the club by her Jamaican girlfriend, Carmel. She had a knack for attracting or discovering interesting and colourful people, and the patronage of men like Melly and Bacon helped to establish the Colony Room's close-knit community. Lady Rose McLaren, one of Bacon's friends, was a habitueé of the club in her London days. In line with the camp atmosphere of the club, men would often be referred to in the feminine. Melly once remarked, "Muriel made everything sound good, even when it wasn't exactly a Wildean (Oscar Wilde) epigram. She was camp, and the very delivery of camp makes your sentences sound witty." Belcher's sexuality attracted many gay men to the club, many of them brought to the club by her Jamaican girlfriend, Carmel. She had a knack for attracting or discovering interesting and colourful people, and the patronage of men like George Melly and Bacon helped to establish the Colony Room's close-knit community. Lady Rose McLaren, one of Bacon's friends, was a habitueé of the club in her London days. Vidal Sassoon house model, artist and Punk muse Frankie Stein was another regular. '''Dennis Alcapone''' (born Dennis Smith, 6 August 1947, Clarendon (Clarendon, Jamaica), Jamaica) is a reggae DJ (Deejay) 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", and the sense of familiarity the song carried, as well as the catchy hook and lyrics sent the song to the top of the Jamaican music charts. The recording that led to the single was initiated when John Holt (John Holt (singer)) attended a sound system party, and heard U-Roy deejay. Holt had just hit it big with "Wear You to the Ball", and he convinced U-Roy and producer Duke Reid to hook up. The duo cut two songs, and "Wake the Town" was born. Early life Alesha Anjanette Dixon was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, on 7 October 1978, to an English mother, Beverly Harris, and Jamaican father, Melvin Dixon; she is mixed race (Mixed (United Kingdom ethnicity category)). Alesha Dixon has five half-brothers named Adrian, Mark, John, Jeroame, Callum and one half-sister called Leyanne. The first class of 1,498 ELAM doctors graduated (graduation) on August 20, 2005, together with 112 from other Cuban medical schools. 28 foreign countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and including the United States were represented by the graduates. The ceremony was led by Castro and Venezuelan President (President of Venezuela) Hugo Chávez. Also reportedly attending were Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda) Baldwin Spencer of Antigua & Barbuda, Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Dominica) Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Grenada) Keith Mitchell of Grenada, President (President of Panama) Martín Torrijos of Panama, Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis) Denzil Douglas of St. Kitts & Nevis and Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent & the Grenadines as well as high-ranking government representatives of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. Fatalities 6 direct; 7 indirect (Associated Press via the Syracuse Herald Journal) (The Gleaner) Areas Jamaica, Bahamas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi Hurricane season 1995 Atlantic hurricane season Jamaica Heavy rains occurred in Jamaica, which caused a plane (airplane) crash that killed 5 people. The plane was a Cessna 310 twin-engine aircraft, owned by RegionAir, a subsidiary of the Guardsman Group. The aircraft contained four employees of Brinks Jamacia, who were due to testify in a court hearing, and a pilot. The plane departed from the Tinson Pen Aerodome in Kingston, Jamaica, and was bound for Montego Bay (Montego Bay, St. James), St. James (Saint James Parish, Jamaica). Two teenagers were also killed on a football field in Braeton, Saint Catherine Parish (Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica), when lightning associated with Erin struck them dead. '''Mario Caldato, Jr.''' (also known as '''Mario C.''') is a Brazilian record producer and studio engineer best known for his work with the Beastie Boys and Tone Loc. Born February 24, 1961 in São Paulo, Brazil, he and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1963. Caldato played keyboards and percussion in various bands ("Soul Stick", "Wake", "Phaze" and "Phaze II"), and started a PA rental with Mike Nishita, brother of his friend "Money" Mark Nishita (Money Mark). After building several of his own studios and visiting Jamaica, he produced The Jungle Bugs then later meet Matt Dike and helped produce Tone Loc's single "Cheeba Cheeba", and engineered the Beastie Boys' second album ''Paul's Boutique'' soon afterward. Since then, he has produced many albums for artists as various as Super Furry Animals and Molotov (Molotov (band)), but also produced most Beastie Boys albums up to and including ''Hello Nasty'', all three Money Mark albums, and Molotov (Molotov (band))'s "Apocalypshit". He has also produced many Brazilian artists, including Seu Jorge, Planet Hemp, Bebel Gilberto, Marcelo D2, and Chico Science & Nação Zumbi. '''Dorian Scott''' Notable Jamaican shot putter Charol returned to Cuba for one bout, defeating Abdel El Kebir by a fourth round knockout on January 30, 1926. The very next day, he may have fought Jamaica's Peter Sung, winning by a ninth round knockout. No proof exists that the fight with Sung ever happened, but a Jamaican newspaper published a story about it. commons:Jamaica

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903365 38 4 of noted slavery abolitionist James Phillippo, and acclaimed music producer Chris Blackwell who is credited with "discovering" Bob Marley. http: rockhall.com inductees chris-blackwell bio The Duchy's ships were undertaking trade voyages to the West Indies at least as early as 1637, when a Courland ship attempted to found a colony on Tobago with 212 settlers. An earlier European settlement on the island, a Dutch

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school and is a member of the National Honor Society, ending her high school academic career with a 4.0 grade point average. In 2002 she was named National High School Female Athlete of the Year, USA Track and Field's Youth Athlete of the Year, and Track and Field News Women's Prep Athlete of the Year. Track and Field News High School AOY A correctly prepared cat or dog may be imported without quarantine into the United Kingdom from the following countries under the ''Pet passport'' scheme, but only by an authorised transport company: commons:Jamaica


'' (1876) – an opera based on a novel by Karolina Světlá Earl of Harewood (George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood), (ed.), ''The New Kobbé's Complete Opera Book (The Complete Opera Book)'', New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1976, p. 736. ISBN 0370100204 The Rastafari movement, founded in Jamaica, syncretizes vigorously, mixing elements from the Bible, Marcus Garvey's Pan Africanism movement, Hinduism, and Caribbean culture. Many

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of the Haitian Revolution''. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2004). The line is influenced by a variety of fashions cultures, including Guatemalan, Japanese, Indian and Jamaican styles. Stefani came from a line of seamstresses. This further inspired her to launch her own fashion line. The line achieved popularity among celebrities and is worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton


2 pages 191–212 doi 10.1111 j.1096-3642.2005.00169.x url http: www.blackwell-synergy.com action showPdf?submitPDF Full+Text+PDF+%28214+KB%29&doi 10.1111%2Fj.1096-3642.2005.00169.x format PDF accessdate 2008-05-19 Some Colombian communities, such as Chocó (Department of Chocó), Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), San Andres and Providence Island, have large African-descendant communities. Unlike most of the country, cultural mixing with native and European

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citizenship by marriage to Ginette and they live in The Bahamas. Hot Chocolate's hits (hit record) included "You Sexy Thing", "So You Win Again" and "Brother Louie (Brother Louie (Hot Chocolate song))". #20px (Image:Flag of the Bahamas.svg) Bahamas (Nathaniel McKinney, Avard Moncur, Troy McIntosh, Andrae Williams) 2:59.73 '''Q''' (WL) #20px (Image:Flag of Jamaica.svg) Jamaica (Michael Blackwood, Sanjay Ayre, Lansford

for his three UK (United Kingdom) Top 10 (Top 40) hits (hit record) in 1993 and 1994, including his debut offering "It Keeps Rainin' (Tears from My Eyes) (It Keeps Rainin')". Bilboes were used to restrain slaves on slave ships. Components forming more than 80 bilboes have been recovered from the ''Henrietta Marie'', an English slave ship that wrecked (shipwreck) in the Florida Keys in 1700 after delivering slaves to Jamaica. Bilboes were also found


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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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