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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 
“I played with Jamaica's Under-20 team during a camp programme in Florida. I had also played among some of the overseas-based players in the Under-17 team in Florida, but this is my first time with the entire Jamaican team; — training and now playing ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
I have been reading up on British parliamentary procedures for some time now and I have always been interested by the similarities and stunned at the differences. One such difference is Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs). Every Wednesday, at 12 p.m. in ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
Capital flow refers to the movement of money in and out of a country for the purpose of investment, trade, commerce and production. Developing countries with the correct capital flow legislation/environment can expand and diversify their portfolios ... See more..
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Jamaica Observer 
He informed that the Government is in the process of having the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) accredited as a national implementing entity, where it will forge partnership with the GCF to undertake projects, guided by the Fund's framework and the ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
Amid speculation that the Jamaican coffee industry is poised to face a dismal future, Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda said the dim prospect could be turned around if certain changes are made. "Japan has been very good to the Jamaican coffee industry ... See more..
Royal Gazette 
Bermuda face a must-win match this afternoon against Jamaica in the Concacaf Caribbean Women's Under-17 qualifying tournament in Haiti after drawing 2-2 with Trinidad & Tobago on Monday. Despite twice taking the lead through striker LeiLanni Nesbeth ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
The money will go towards the areas of education, transportation, enterprise development, and water and sanitation, through projects implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The allocation is part of a provision of US$40.8 million ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
Some would see this as Jamaica finally taking crime seriously, 'taking it hard to the criminals', and ensuring that they hurt no one else. And, while I am elated that these criminals can no longer cause such harm to society — as they have been alleged ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
A number of Jamaicans are languishing in hospital beds overseas without visits or aid from relatives in those countries, prompting attempts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to locate family members in Jamaica who may be able to assist. See more..
Jamaica Observer 
It might have been mere coincidence, but over the National Heroes' weekend, when Jamaica was celebrating its best sons and daughters, Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw was notching up another honour for himself and his country in ... 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