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Jamaica

The most beautiful country in the world!!!
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Maxwell Tong

on 28 March 2014

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Jamaica
By Maxwell Tong
Central Idea
Global systems offer world-wide connections which creates oppurtunites and challenges.
Introduction
Jamaica is a small West Indian island, it is the smallest country in the West Indies. In Jamaica the weather is really hot.
Profiles
Here are some profiles.
Farming
Jamaican farmers grow bananas, coconuts, pinapples, coffee, cotton, and sugar.
Inside school
Children in Jamaica needs to go school until 17. They use wooden tables and wooden chairs while we use plastic tables and plastic chairs made in Australia.
Food in Jamaica
Jamaicans like spicy foods. Meat is often cook with an open fire/barbecue. Other food in Jamaica contains bread, rice, red beans and lots of fruit and vegetables.
Sport
Jamaicans like athletes, fishing, golf, horse riding, sailing, scuba diving, tennis and cricket. Jamaicans play cricket when they are very young. For tourists visiting Jamaica, scuba diving is popular. All Jamaican runners are famous, fastest sprinters in the world inducing Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater, Asafa Powell.
References
It is a really beautiful city that you should live in.
Here are 5 profiles
History
The first Spanish settlement was founded in 1509 near St Ann's Bay and named Seville. In 1534 the settlers moved to a new, healthier site, which they named Villa de la Vega, which the English renamed Spanish Town when they conquered the island in 1655. This settlement served as the capital of both Spanish and English Jamaica from its foundation in 1534 until 1872, after which the capital was moved to Kingston.
Language
They also speak English language. You can see Jamaica National Anthem is spoken in English.
Capital City
Kingston is the capital city in Jamaica. Over 800,000 people live there.
Population
Over two million people live in Jamaica. People from Europe, China, and Indians came here to live in Jamaica.
Area (Size of Jamaica)
Jamaica is 10,990 sq km. It is the 3rd biggest country in the West Indies.
The English established their main coastal town at Port Royal. By 1659, two hundred houses, shops, and warehouses surrounded the fort. The town was destroyed by an earthquake in 1692, after which Kingston became the main coastal settlement.
Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Jamaica
for more.
Did you know?
The flag of Jamaica has a meaning:
Gold
stands for sunshine and natural resources;
Green
stands for farming and future hope;
Black
for hardships, past and presents.
You can go to http://p4wiki.pbworks.com/w/page/73712624/Unit%20Info%C2%A0%E5%96%AE%E5%85%83 to find out more about the Unit Info.
Any Questions?
or
Thank You For Watching!
Book Title: Jamaica
Author: Henry Pluckrose
Publisher: Kirste Billingham
Publish Year: 1998
Publish Place: London
Book Title: Children's Atlas
Author: David and Jill Wright
Publisher: Phillp's
Publish Year: 2002
Publish Place: Great Britain
Conclusion
Millions of people visit Jamaica each year. Some people come to enjoy the warm sea and beaches, some come to explore the beautiful ecosystems, and maybe searching for lost treasures because before there are many pirates in Jamaica. You should come to Jamaica!
Here is the population of Jamaica.
This is the map of Jamaica and the west indies.
Facts
Full name: Jamaica
Population: 2.7 million (UN, 2011)
Capital: Kingston
Area: 10,991 sq km (4,243 sq miles)
Major language: English (official), English patois
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Jamaican dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Bauxite, alumina, garments, sugar, bananas, rum
GNI per capita: US $4,980 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .jm
International dialling code: + 1876
More about the Jamaica National Anthem.
National anthem of Jamaica. [Audio]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/275127/media?assemblyId=151428
Jamaica imports
Jamaica’s imports have declined from $7.185 billion in 2008 to $4.625 billion in 2009. The major commodities imported by Jamaica include food and other consumer goods, industrial supplies, fuel, parts and accessories of capital goods, machinery and transport equipment and construction materials. Nearly 40% of the imports were from the US while another 17.6% came from Trinidad and Tobago and 11.7% from Venezuela.
Jamaica exports
Jamaica’s total exports in 2009 stood at $1.422 billion, down from $2.602 billion in 2008. Major items exported by the Caribbean nation are alumina, bauxite, sugar, rum, coffee, yams, beverages, chemicals, wearing apparel and mineral fuels. While 40% of the exports were to the US, another 10.7% were meant for Canada, 9.3% for Netherlands, 5.4% for France and 5.3% for Russia, according to 2008 estimates.
Opportunities
*Chinese tourists can go to Jamaica without a Visa but they need to pay money so now more Chinese people go to Jamaica, they will get a lot of money.
*Jamaica is really hot so they can grow really much products that other countries can't grow.
Challenges
*The not privileged children are few percent are going to education, which means school
*There are many people who can't go to secondary school after primary school because it is expensive. Primary school is free but secondary school is expensive.
*Guns and dangerous goods are importing everything so it is really hard to defend.
Websites:
Usain Bolt. (2014). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/599850
Jamaica. (2014). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/275127
Bolt, Usain: 200-metre final at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. [Photograph]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/599850/media?assemblyId=171205
Jamaica. [Flag]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/275127/media?assemblyId=62005
Jamaica: location. [Map/Still]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/275127/media?assemblyId=52651
National anthem of Jamaica. [Audio]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/275127/media?assemblyId=151428
The President
Jamaica does not have president instead there is a prime minister and his name is Bruce Golding.
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