Jamaica (Modern World Nations) by Janet Gritzner

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It is also located in Kingston. UTech was given university status in September 1995. Agricultural studies, science, and education are taught at the College of Agriculture, Science, and Education (CASE), located on the northeast side of the island in Portland parish. The college has its roots in the Government Farm School in Kingston, which first opened its doors in 1910. ” In its first decade, the school produced leaders such as the late Dr. T. P. Lecky, a Jamaican animal scientist who developed the Jamaica Hope and Jamaica Black breeds of cattle.

Today, settlements of Indian descendents can still be found in the major sugar cane farming belts. THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT Roots of a national independence movement took root in the nineteenth-century struggles for land. More specifically, it was inspired by the political ideas of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, another one of Jamaica’s proclaimed national heroes. In the 1930s, political life was reborn. Two very different men, Alexander Bustamante and Norman Manley (who happened to be cousins), founded Jamaica’s two most enduring political institutions and the labor unions affiliated to them—the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP).

According to legend, he can marry the king’s daughter, create wealth out of thin air, baffle the devil, and even cheat death. Should Anancy lose in one tale, you know that he will surely overcome adversity in the next. Anancy conveyed a simple message, passed from one generation to the next of an oppressed people: freedom and dignity are worth fighting for, regardless of the consequences. JAMAICAN PERSONALITY Jamaicans, in general, are a friendly and outgoing people. They enjoy swapping stories and good humor (or “liming,” as it is called).

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