The People of Jamaica is another great distinction from most other countries in the world,which leads to the question ‘‘why do Jamaicans excel‘‘? Our Motto “Out of Many, One People” was the perfect description for us. It is estimated that nearly 750,000 enslaved persons were brought to Jamaica between 1655 and 1807 (about 200,000 were then sent to the Spanish isles). In addition, many immigrants arrived from elsewhere around the globe. After the abolition of slavery in 1834, workers were brought in from other countries as Jamaica looked for sources of income besides sugar. Workers from Germany, Ireland and Scotland came in to settle . Asian immigrants came from India and China and eventually workers came from what is now Lebanon. Decades of cultural diffusion and working together to one common goal of the betterment of our country has brought forth the beautiful people that inhabit the island of Jamaica today. you can just tell by the beautiful women that we have entered in our Miss World Pageant Contests. Cindy Breakspeare one of our first representative, (Mother of Reggae superstar Damion Marley) who was then affiliated with Spartan and who was the winner of the national Miss Jamaica Body-Beautiful title as well as the international Miss Universe Bikini title then went on to be Miss World 1976. We have been winning awards and placing as top runners in the beauty pageants ever since induction.OUR JAMAICAN BEAUTIES have topped the world many times giving us the honor of third- for countries winning the most, in the Ms. world competition.
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Religion is an important part of Jamaican’s life. The Church of Jamaica, formerly the Church of England, has the largest following. Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, Christian Scientists and other groups also have significant memberships. As you wind through communities in the Jamaican countryside, you’ll notice the many churches. (Jamaica has more churches per capita than any other country.)
Ask any Jamaican about OUR ATHLETES and you would have struck up a lengthy conversation.Our athletes are our pride and joy.The whole country is with them wherever and whenever they perform,and boy, dont they know it !!
EVENTS LEADING UP TO JAMAICA’S 50TH INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION-6 th,AUG 2012.
We will keep you posted on the events planned to usher us into Jamaica’s 50th Independence celebration, August 2012.Many Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica will be in Jamaica for this huge celebration. Jamaicans enjoy having a great time and this is going to be BIG !!! Things are heating up and plans are already on the way. Do not be left out KEEP INFORMED HERE ….
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