Island Key Sectors

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy

Island Description

Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in vibrant Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the city’s most famous son.

Island Key Facts

Official Name: Jamaica
Capital: Kingston
Area: 10,991 sq km
Continent: North America
Population: 2,780,132 (2007 est)
Languages: English, patois English
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD)

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Island News

Following Nelson’s footsteps in Jamaica

02 February 2001

THE British Caribbean Chamber’s Chief Executive, Dr Ian Kelly (left), enjoying a visit in the footsteps of Horatio Nelson at Port Royal in Jamaica, hosted by the British Deputy High Commissioner for the island, Jim Malcolm. The plaque on the wall says: In this place dwelt Horatio Nelson – You who tread his footprints remember his glory.

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