Monthly Archives: April 2015

Famous Literary Figures in Jamaica

The first internationally famous Jamaican literary figure was Thomas MacDermot. MacDermot was a novelist, journalist and poet from Jamaica who was well known for pushing Jamaican literature throughout the globe. Aside from him, there are other well-known authors who originated … Continue reading

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Arts, Movies and Writings in Jamaica

A Jamaican art movement only took place during the middle of the 20th century. It was more of a revolution, and not merely a movement. People from various backgrounds gathered and made a number of compelling works of art that … Continue reading

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Weddings in Jamaica

In Jamaica, the usual gift given during marriages is eggs. These are supposed to be used to make the wedding cake. The event, albeit big, is actually short and concludes with the cake being cut. Obeah is a principle that … Continue reading

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Beliefs and Customs of Jamaicans

The residents of Jamaica present a variety of old customs and practices. Some of these are associated with the birth and death rituals of individuals. Although many of these are practiced in various areas throughout the country and even abroad, … Continue reading

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Beliefs and Religion in Jamaica

The experiences and lifestyle of Jamaicans are generally molded by their family background and religious beliefs. Because of the ethnic diversity in the country, there are various religions exercised throughout the land. The Tainos based their religious belief on animism. … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Language

There are several Jamaican diasporas in countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Based on statistics, English-speaking nations are also more preferred by Jamaicans. About 900,000 Jamaicans live in the United States, about 800,000 chose to reside in the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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The People of Jamaica

Currently, there are over 2.8 million individuals living in Jamaica. The island used to be inhabited only by a few families. Some say that there were a few thousand residents years before the island was discovered by Christopher Columbus. The … Continue reading

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