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Experience Mission is a non-profit organization demonstrating God's love throughout the world by empowering communities, developing leaders through Immersion programs and internships, and mobilizing volunteers on short-term mission trips.

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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.

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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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Clean Water
Jamaica√Ę's economy is highly independent on its tourism sector and the tourism sector is dependent on the island√Ę'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 government√Ę's Vision 2030 Jamaica: National Development Plan and the adaptation plans have been outlined.3

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Jamaica News

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service 
The Enrichment Initiative, which seeks to achieve 100 per cent literacy among primary-school students, has been handed over fully to the Ministry of Education. Through the initiative, Jamaica's literacy rate at the grade-four level reached 86.5 per ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
Jamaica and Brazil appear to be heading towards a trade row over the island's ban on corned beef imported from that South American country as both sides ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Lisa Remeny considers the three Jamaican stamp-and-go fritters on a cobalt earthenware plate with an artist's eye and smirks. √ʬĬúHmm. Three is OK. I prefer five,√Ę¬Ä¬Ě she says as she adds two more and spins the plate, looking for the best angle to photograph it. See more..
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Jamaica Observer 
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) √ʬĬĒ National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says Jamaica is constantly on alert for terrorists at the country's ports of entry by using¬†... See more..
Loop Jamaica 
The move is to combat growing gun crimes in the western end of the island, which is home to some of Jamaica's most lucrative tourism areas. "Because make no mistake over the last few years especially the crimes that usually were urban in nature √ʬĬĒ guns ... See more..
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service 
Photo: Dave Reid Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz ( 2nd left), examines a bag of castor beans being shown to him by Project Director of the Jamaica Baptist Union's (JBU) Grow Castor Bean ... See more..
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service 
The Defence Act is being amended to establish the Jamaica National Service Corps within the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The Corps is one of seven under ... See more..
Loop Jamaica 
A police constable has died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle collision along the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Jamie Robinson, who was assigned to the Spanish Town ... See more..
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service 
Photo: Dave Reid Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley (2nd left), listens to a point from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, at an Energy Policy Workshop staged by the ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
The search for oil offshore southern Jamaica continues as a second series of exploration activities, specifically 2D seismic surveys, are expected to begin before ... See more..
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Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba

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


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 ;


2,909,714 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


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

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