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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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Human Rights
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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Kids Around the World is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of kids with God’s transforming hope.
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Clean Water
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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Jamaica News

Jamaica Observer 
JAMAICA, for the second consecutive year, will be hosting the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF) Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet Championships for Under-11 and Under-13 boys and girls at the National Arena from August 20-27, 2017. See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
There's no single reason for Jamaica's modest medal take at the IAAF World Championships in London. Instead, the vectors acting against Jamaican success include untimely injury, inclement weather and unexpected reversals for two proven champions. See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
They just need to point to Jamaica's former dependencies, The Cayman Islands and the Turks & Caicos Islands, which reverted to British control shortly after Jamaica gained independence. Not to mention Bermuda, which is stubbornly refusing to let go of ... See more..
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Jamaica Gleaner 
The African Queen was recorded to have arrived in Jamaica in 1792 in distress, according to one report, having lost 114 of its 225 African cargo during the middle passage. As a result, the ship's owner, Bristol merchant James Rogers, went bankrupt. See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
We have been plagued with the ugly monster of crime and violence in Jamaica since the early 1970s. In fact, I think that we should celebrate 2020 as the world-leading crime capital for half a century. Initially, the crime problem was aided and abetted ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Harvey weakened into a depression as it moved through the Caribbean Sea yesterday, on a projected course that would have it approaching Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula early this week. The US ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
As youth development specialists have been saying for many years, Jamaica's youth is at a crisis and a crossroads. At the same time, they are very much victims as they are perpetrators of most crimes committed in Jamaica. According to the UNDP ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
She said the museum will capture all aspects of the life and times of Garvey, adding that it will be spearheaded by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), with support from her ministry and other State agencies. Grange explained that the occupants ... See more..
CAM KIRK: This was my first time meeting Popcaan and my first time in Jamaica. When I touched down I had a lot of curiosity about the city and how things worked over there. It was a culture shock — everything from how they drive on the opposite side ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
After wowing large audiences in Ocho Rios for the past 12 days, the Suarez Brothers Circus will stage its final performances in that resort town today before moving to Jamaica's capital city Kingston, where it will open on Friday, August 25. “Jamaicans ... 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