from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island country in the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba. Originally inhabited by Arawaks, it was discovered by Columbus in 1494 and settled by the Spanish in 1509. The British captured the island in 1655, and it was formally ceded to Great Britain in 1670, becoming a crown colony in 1865. Jamaica became independent in 1962. Kingston is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,780,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A particular country in the Caribbean.
- proper n. The island comprising most of that country.
- proper n. Jamaica Plain, Boston, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
- proper n. Jamaica, Vermont, a town in Vermont.
- proper n. Jamaica, Queens, a neighborhood in Queens, New York City.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the West Indian islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
- n. an island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti
I'm sorry I missed the comment date on the jamaica/barbados articles, but the GDP increase of Jamaica was twice that of Barbados over the past year.
It's jamaican music why its a big hype that kartel clarks and gyptian hold yuh is playing on hot 97 in NY, the hype should be that its playing on Jamaica radios, who cares who if any radio station in the worl play reggae music other than jamaica radios.
Arts of Jamaica_; _The Jamaica Physical Journal_; _Jamaica Monthly
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“Abortion in Jamaica is still a federal crime except in some cases, (governed by an ambiguous “common law”), “(i) significant fetal abnormality; (ii) where pregnancy would represent a threat to the welfare or health of the mother and (iii) in cases where pregnancy is an outcome of rape or incest;” however, as of 2004, the third leading cause of maternal mortality in Jamaica was unsafe abortions.”
A High Wind in Jamaica is not part of the sale, but Andrew Sean Greer thinks you must read it anyway, listen to the story on NPR here.
If they do, there must have been a sigh of relief all round when Seb Coe, the former Olympic champion and chair of the London 2012 organising committee, peered at the recorded place of birth of his great-great-great-great-grandfather and read the word Jamaica.
The choice of steel drums would make sense if any part of the movie took place in Jamaica or a similarly tropical environment, but “Commando” takes place entirely in Los Angeles and a South American island.
It would only be 3 years later that Chuck D would find himself sharing his canvas and his stage at club Amuzurah in Jamaica, Queens with a handful of angst-ridden teenagers with a whole new set of protest songs.
I have spent 20 years travelling the world working, 1 year Brazil, 6 months in Jamaica, 10 months in Suriname, 3 months in Guyana, 6 months in Oman, 6 months in Jordan, 5 years in Dubai, 1 year (and still here) in Singapore and many other places.