Even though England had outlawed the importation of slaves, some were still smuggled into the colonies.In the 1800s, the British established a number of botanical gardens.These included the Castleton Garden, set up in 1862 to replace the Bath Garden (created in 1779) which was subject to flooding.
NOTE: The CDC has identified Jamaica as an affected area of the Zika outbreak.
Pregnant women are advised to be cautious as the virus can lead to birth defects.
Adults affected by the virus experience fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes) typically lasting a week.
You can learn more by visiting the official CDC website.
Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other, including some spiritual 34.7% Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola.
With 2.8 million people, Jamaica is the third most populous anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.
It remains a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State.
Jamaica has a large population of Chinese and East Indians.
Sizeable numbers of Whites and Mulattoes, and persons of Syrian/Lebanese descent, many of which have intermixed throughout the generations.
Individuals on the island seldom belong to one racial group as mixed-race Jamaicans are the second largest racial group; the genetic roots of many people can be traced to origins that are not necessarily physically apparent. Jamaica's resources include coffee, papaya, bauxite, gypsum, limestone and sugar cane.
The Arawak and Taino indigenous people originating from South America settled on the island between 40BC. Jamaica was inhabited by Arawak Indians when Columbus explored it in 1494 and named it St. It remained under Spanish rule until 1655, when it became a British possession.