Fun Facts About Jamaica

By admin ~ May 9th, 2012 @ 11:09 am

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Jamaica -a island in the Caribbean- probably is the first place you think of for a perfect beach holiday. It is known as the “Little Jewel in the Caribbean”.Jamaica has 120 lakes and rivers…

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Linford Christie,who is a former British sprinter, was born on April 2, 1960, in Saint Andrew, Jamaica. Linford Christie was one of the best sprinters in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Jamaica became the second Caribbean country to elect a female prime minister. Her name: Portia Simpson-Miller.She was elected prime minister in 2006.

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Jamaica is the birthplace of Bob Marley, who was one of the best singers of all time.People all over the world wanted to meet this incredible singer. He died on May 11, 1981 in Miami (USA), but today the people of Jamaica still think of him with great respect.

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Jamaica has more olympic medals than Portugal, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Singapur and Kuwait combined.It has competed in the Summer Olympic Games 15 times (London-1948, Helsinki-1952, Melbourne-1956, Rome-1960,Tokyo-1964, Mexico City-1968, Munich-1972, Montreal-1976, Moscow-1980, Los Angeles-1984, Seoul-1988, Barcelona-1992, Atlanta-1996, Sydney-2000, and Athens-2004).

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Naomi Cambpell, who is a British supermodel, has Jamaican ancestry.

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Jamaica hosted the 1966 British Empire & Commonwealth Games.

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Jamaica has many idols: Marlene Ottey (sportswoman), Bob Marley (singer), Grace Jones (singer, actress and supermodel), Peter Tosh (singer), Diana King (singer), and Cheryl Lynn (singer).

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Tessa Sanderson was the first British black woman to win an olympic gold medal.She won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in the javelin competiton. Tessa Sanderson was born on March 14, 1956, in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica.She later became a British citizen…

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Like Domica, Trinidad & Tobago, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, and Grenada, Jamaica is a democracy in the world.

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Jamaica is a beautiful island in the Caribbean and is sunny all year round. Although it has competed in the Winter Olympic Games 5 times.
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