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Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
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Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Malawi, Nicaragua, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania
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Jamaicaâ's economy is highly independent on its tourism sector and the tourism sector is dependent on the islandâ's biodiversity.1 Thus, the effects of projected climate change have serious consequences for the island and its economy.2 The threat of climate change was recognized and addressed in the governmentâ's Vision 2030 Jamaica: National Development Plan and the adaptation plans have been outlined.3

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1http://www.mwh.gov.jm/Library/Public/Climate%20Change/Climate%20Change%20Policy%20Framework%20and%20Action%20Plan%20November%202013%20-%20Green%20Paper.pdf
2 Ibid
3 http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3417e/i3417e.pdf
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Jamaica News

Jamaica Observer 
Jamaica defender Calwayne Allen was given his marching orders after being shown the yellow card a second time in the 63rd minute. The victory gives Jamaica three points and hopes of progressing, but that prospect will only be tested in the final match ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
The boiler room explosion at the RIU Montego Bay hotel last week, in which one man was killed and three others injured, was a grim reminder of parliamentary indifference to occupational safety in Jamaica. After an overlong gestation of nearly a decade ... See more..
New York Times 
At the resort, parents can head for a hot tub, or out in a kayak, while a “vacation nanny” cares for the children. There I was, watching Jamaica from a shuttle window. The driver, doing his best to engage his passengers' interest in the country they ... See more..
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Jamaica Gleaner 
Jamaica is renowned worldwide for its natural beauty, its music and the warmth of its people. Each year, thousands of tourists, to include over 60,000 Italians, flock to this beautiful island, seeking calm and tranquillity feelings that are often lost ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
The glory days of reggae music saw labels from the United States and England making their way to Jamaica to sign developing acts. Such was the case of veteran reggae/dancehall duo Chaka Demus and Pliers, who received a record deal from Island ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
The reward would then be payable. Adding this commitment to our crime-fighting agenda is a win-win solution one can just visualise the impact. Having law-abiding citizens armed with this option will help to police and to protect our Project Jamaica, a ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
One of the concessions made to the churches in Jamaica is that they are able to receive offering, tithes and other gifts without having to pay taxes, even though that is something their individual members do not escape.As such, there is no public ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
Telecommunications firm FLOW says it will be taking the lead role by encouraging more Jamaican women and girls to consider careers in the field of information communication technology (ICT). The company, meanwhile, will for the second year join ... See more..
Loop Jamaica 
Eight alleged Jamaican lottery scammers were on Wednesday morning carted off to the United States of America to stand trial for a number of offences they are accused of committing against residents of that North American country. The accused scammers ... See more..
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service 
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says there are strong indications that Jamaica could reach its goal of five million visitors in a single year, earlier than previously projected. “In meetings with senior tourism officials from several ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Area

Total 10,991 sq km
Land 10,831 sq km
Water 160 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Natural Resources

bauxite, gypsum, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

hurricanes (especially July to November)
Current Environmental Issues

heavy rates of deforestation; coastal waters polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and oil spills; damage to coral reefs; air pollution in Kingston from vehicle emissions

Demographics

Nationality
Jamaican
Population
2,909,714 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Jamaican economy is heavily dependent on services, which accounted for more than 60% of GDP at the end of 2011. The country continues to derive most of its foreign exchange from tourism, remittances, and bauxite/alumina. Remittances account for nearly 15% of GDP and exports of bauxite and alumina make up roughly 5%. The bauxite/alumina sector was most affected by the global downturn while the tourism industry was resilient. Tourism revenues account for roughly 5% of GDP in 2011. Jamaica's economy faces many challenges to growth: high crime and corruption, large-scale unemployment and underemployment, and a debt-to-GDP ratio of nearly ...See More 130%. Jamaica's onerous public debt burden is the result of government bailouts to ailing sectors of the economy, most notably to the financial sector. In early 2010, the Jamaican Government created the Jamaica Debt Exchange in order to retire high-priced domestic bonds and significantly reduce annual debt servicing. Despite the improvement, debt servicing costs still hinder the government''s ability to spend on infrastructure and social programs, particularly as job losses rise in a shrinking economy. Jamaica was hard hit by the effects of the global economic crisis, experiencing economic contractions from 2008-10 and growth remains low. The SIMPSON-MILLER administration faces the difficult prospect of having to achieve fiscal discipline in order to maintain debt payments, while simultaneously attacking a serious crime problem that is hampering economic growth. High unemployment exacerbates the crime problem, including gang violence that is fueled by the drug trade. As of late 2012, the SIMPSON-MILLER government was working to negotiate a new IMF Stand-by agreement to gain access to additional funds. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$25.62 billion (2012 est.); $25.6 billion (2011 est.); $25.22 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

8.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 7% of GDP (2011 est.); 13.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables; poultry, goats, milk; shellfish
Industries

tourism, bauxite/alumina, agro-processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications