History UsefulNotes / Jamaica

14th Dec '17 1:09:19 PM DrOO7
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* ''Sir Alexander Bustamante,'' Jamaica's first Prime Minister and founder of the Jamaica Labour Party; the Bustamante backbone (a local sweet treat) is named after him, and he is featured on the (now-defunct) Jamaican $1 bill and the (current) Jamaican $1 coin.

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* ''Sir Alexander Bustamante,'' Jamaica's first Prime Minister and founder of the Jamaica Labour Party; the Bustamante backbone (a local sweet treat) is named after him, as is the local pediatric hospital (the only one of its kind in the Caribbean), and he is featured on the (now-defunct) Jamaican $1 bill and the (current) Jamaican $1 coin.
29th Oct '17 3:56:55 AM Piterpicher
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* ''VideoGame/OutToLunch'': The third world takes place here.
12th Aug '17 8:47:42 AM Adenav
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->The flag's colors combines the Ethiopian and Marcus Garvey versions of the Pan-African colors (but removing red). The golden saltire of the shining sun divides the field into black and green quarters symbolizing the Jamaicans' strength and creativity, and the vegetation, respectively.

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->The flag's colors combines the Ethiopian and Marcus Garvey versions of the Pan-African colors (but removing red). The golden saltire of the shining sun divides the field into black and green quarters symbolizing the Jamaicans' strength and creativity, and the vegetation, respectively. It is the only national flag to not contain the colors red, white or blue.
28th Jul '17 3:28:34 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Now that that bad joke is out of the way, let's discuss the country. It was discovered (or ''re''-discovered) by UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus on his second trip to the West indies in 1493. It was wrested from the Spaniards by the British in 1655 during UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell's administration, and was a British colony until its independence in 1962.

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Now that that bad joke is out of the way, let's discuss the country. It was discovered (or ''re''-discovered) by UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus on his second trip to the West indies Indies in 1493. It was wrested from the Spaniards by the British in 1655 during UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell's administration, and was a British colony until its independence in 1962.
1st Jul '17 4:50:05 PM nombretomado
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For further and more in-depth information on Jamaica, check out [[TheOtherWiki The Other Wiki's]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica main entry and all the links therein]].

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For further and more in-depth information on Jamaica, check out [[TheOtherWiki The Other Wiki's]] Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica main entry and all the links therein]].
9th Jan '17 8:50:39 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Also famous (or infamous) for being the site of the [[{{Pirates}} piracy capitol of the 17th century, Port Royal]], which was then governed by former privateer Henry Morgan, before being ripped apart by [[RocksFallEveryoneDies two earthquakes]], [[KillItWithFire fires]], [[HostileWeather hurricanes]], [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom floods]], and [[ThePlague epidemics]]. The city got rebuilt, though.

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Also famous (or infamous) for being the site of the [[{{Pirates}} piracy capitol capital of the 17th century, Port Royal]], which was then governed by former privateer Henry Morgan, before being ripped apart by [[RocksFallEveryoneDies two earthquakes]], [[KillItWithFire fires]], [[HostileWeather hurricanes]], [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom floods]], and [[ThePlague epidemics]]. The city got rebuilt, though.
27th Jun '16 1:08:03 AM FurryKef
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* Jamaica has been the location/setting for a lot of movies over the years, mon. These include the Creator/StevenSeagal film ''Film/MarkedForDeath,'' and also ''Literature/TheLunatic,'' ''Old Story Time,'' ''Smile Orange,'' ''Third World Cop'' and ''Dancehall Queen,''.

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* Jamaica has been the location/setting for a lot of movies over the years, mon. These include the Creator/StevenSeagal film ''Film/MarkedForDeath,'' and also ''Literature/TheLunatic,'' ''Old Story Time,'' ''Smile Orange,'' ''Third World Cop'' and ''Dancehall Queen,''.Queen''.
7th May '16 2:40:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Unfortunately, Jamaica also has a reputation for having a violently [[HeteronormativeCrusader homophobic]] culture and society, to the point that descriptions of the level of homophobic violence and discrimination within the country make it sound like it would be approved by Fred Phelps. ([[Literature/HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack Terry McMillan's husband]] fled the country for this reason.) However the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, has declared that she is in favour of civil rights for LGBT citizens.

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Unfortunately, Jamaica also has a reputation for having a violently [[HeteronormativeCrusader homophobic]] culture and society, to the point that descriptions of the level of homophobic violence and discrimination within the country make it sound like it would be approved by Fred Phelps. ([[Literature/HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack Terry McMillan's husband]] fled the country for this reason.) However Thankfully, the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, has declared that she is in favour of civil rights for LGBT citizens.
31st Jan '16 9:06:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Unfortunately, Jamaica also has a reputation for having a violently [[HeteronormativeCrusader homophobic]] culture and society, to the point that descriptions of the level of homophobic violence and discrimination within the country make it sound like it would be approved by Fred Phelps. ([[HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack Terry McMillan's husband]] fled the country for this reason.) However the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, has declared that she is in favour of civil rights for LGBT citizens.

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Unfortunately, Jamaica also has a reputation for having a violently [[HeteronormativeCrusader homophobic]] culture and society, to the point that descriptions of the level of homophobic violence and discrimination within the country make it sound like it would be approved by Fred Phelps. ([[HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack ([[Literature/HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack Terry McMillan's husband]] fled the country for this reason.) However the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, has declared that she is in favour of civil rights for LGBT citizens.
23rd Jan '16 12:10:29 PM nombretomado
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* Jamaica has been the location/setting for a lot of movies over the years, mon. These include the StevenSeagal film ''Marked For Death,'' and also ''Literature/TheLunatic,'' ''Old Story Time,'' ''Smile Orange,'' ''Third World Cop'' and ''Dancehall Queen,''.

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* Jamaica has been the location/setting for a lot of movies over the years, mon. These include the StevenSeagal Creator/StevenSeagal film ''Marked For Death,'' ''Film/MarkedForDeath,'' and also ''Literature/TheLunatic,'' ''Old Story Time,'' ''Smile Orange,'' ''Third World Cop'' and ''Dancehall Queen,''.
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