Crime in Jamaica

Crime in Jamaica is one of the largest concerns in Jamaica. Traditionally, the country has a very high murder rate; higher than Guatemala, Venezuela, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. In fact, it had the highest murder rate in the world in 2004 and 2005. Another major problem on the island is drug trafficking, with cocaine and marijuana being the most prominent drugs in Jamaica. Many turf wars occur in Kingston and other cities.

Currently, the Jamaican government is trying to fight crime and stop the illegal importation of cocaine from Colombia. In fact, the World Bank said that crime is slowing down development in the Caribbean, particularly in Jamaica. Every six hours in Jamaica, there is a homicide.


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The music of Jamaica

cheap-jamaica-vacation-package-790554The music of Jamaica includes Jamaican folk music and many popular genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub music, dancehall, reggae fusion and related styles. Jamaica’s music culture is a fusion of elements from the United States (rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul), Africa and neighboring Caribbean islands such as Trinidad calypso). Reggae is especially popular through the international fame of Bob Marley. Jamaican music’s influence on music styles in other countries includes the practice of toasting, which was brought to New York City and evolved into rapping. British genres as Lovers rock and jungle music are influenced by Jamaican music.

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Port Maria

Port Maria – a town in north-east of Jamaica in the county of Middlesex. The city is the capital of Saint Mary the region.

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Primary Education

When privately owned or run, these schools are called Preparatory Schools.

Primary education in Jamaica addresses the basic educational needs of students and prepares them for Secondary Education. It includes children between the ages of 5-12 years. Under the Caribbean Examination Council’s [2] Revised Primary Curriculum,[3] student assessment has changed significantly from what was generally an automatic promotion to secondary school through the former Common Entrance Examinations at the end of Grade 6. Since 1999, the National Assessment Program (NAP) and Grade Six Achievements tests (GSAT) have been utilizing a variety of teaching strategies to ensure that learning experiences are more broad based and student centered. NAP adopts an integrated approach from grades 1-3 and a discrete subject area for grades 4-6.

  • Grade 1: Readiness Inventory
  • Grade 3: Assessment tests in Math and Language Arts
  • Grade 4: Literacy Test
  • Grade 6: Achievement Test: in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Writing.

These exams often greatly figure into which high schools students qualify to attend. In the capital city of Kingston however, where the population is denser, students are often placed in secondary schools that coincide with their postal code.

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After Jamaica move may be using the network of internal flights. Also run buses (different standard) and taxis (expensive). You can also rent a car or bicycle, and in this way to explore the island.

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The Jamaican cuisine is characterized by diverse influences. There are both African, Indian and Chinese and British influences is back. Generally people like to eat “hot”, and typically in the preparation of dishes is the use of coconuts. A special culinary specialty is “Ackee, a fruit tree, whose yellow flesh with salt fish, onions, spices and tomatoes and braised with” peaceful Dumplings “or” johnnycakes “(Mehlklößen fried) and fried banana cooking especially for breakfast is eaten. “Ackee and Saltfish” is something like the national dish of Jamaica. In all, there are snack “Pattie” to buy puff pastry pockets with various fillings sharp, and on the streets offering food stall improvised stews such as “chickenfoot Soup,” “pepperpot”, curry goat, rice and peas “(rice with red beans) and the popular “jerk chicken (spicy marinated chicken thighs in Ölfass grilled) to. The diet consists of many Jamaican to a large extent from so-called food, making jam, yams, green bananas and boiled Mehlklöße meant. A special delicacy is the fried bread fruit. Among the fruits found, inter alia, various mango varieties, papayas, pineapples, Soursap, oranges, limes, lemons and tamarind. Sugarcane buy piecemeal and lutscht the sweet juice from the woody fibers out. Also play an important role fish dishes in all variations. On the beaches visited by locals are ausgebackene whole fish with “festivals”, a delicious fried pastries from Maismehlteig offered. A special drink is “beerpunch”, a mix of Guinessbier and sweet milk. The brewed beers in Jamaica bears the name “red stripe”. Popular soft drinks are “gingerbeer” and various Fruchtlimonden and frozen fruit juice drinks, mainly by hawkers in buses offered.

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Ethnic origins

Jamaica’s population consists mainly of people of African descent, comprising about 90.9% of the demographics. There are 90,000 East Indians who make up 1.3% of the population, over 32,000 White who are mostly composed of the 26,000 British and 5,500 Portugese making up 0.2% of the population, 70,000 Chinese add up 0.2% of the population, 20,000 Lebanese who make up 0.1%, Multiracial 7.3%.

Immigration has been rising from Cuba,Colombia, and other Latin American so much so that 8,000 Latin Americans reside in Jamaica. 7,000 Americans also reside in Jamaica; who almost all are part of the White demographics.

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