History UsefulNotes / Jamaica

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,''.
8th Sep '15 10:33:13 AM LordGro
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Jamaica has a lot of UrbanLegends revolving around ghosts, locally known as "duppies." The most well-known one is the claim that the Rose Hall Great House, located on the north coast outside of Montego Bay, is haunted by the ghost of former owner [[Literature/TheWhiteWitchOfRoseHall Annie Palmer]], a slave-owner who is claimed to have [[BlackWidow murdered three husbands and a LOT of lovers]], is said to have been a practitioner of black magic, and was basically a monster, RichBitch and BitchInSheepsClothing. [[SchmuckBait Just go ahead and try to sleep on the grounds of the Great House, much less in the mansion, for just one night]]. [[TooDumbToLive Go ahead]]. [[spoiler:The security guards won't allow you to]].

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Jamaica has a lot of UrbanLegends revolving around ghosts, locally known as "duppies." The most well-known one is the claim that the Rose Hall Great House, located on the north coast outside of Montego Bay, is haunted by the ghost of former owner [[Literature/TheWhiteWitchOfRoseHall [[Myth/TheWhiteWitchOfRoseHall Annie Palmer]], a slave-owner who is claimed to have [[BlackWidow murdered three husbands and a LOT of lovers]], is said to have been a practitioner of black magic, and was basically a monster, RichBitch and BitchInSheepsClothing. [[SchmuckBait Just go ahead and try to sleep on the grounds of the Great House, much less in the mansion, for just one night]]. [[TooDumbToLive Go ahead]]. [[spoiler:The security guards won't allow you to]].
14th Jul '15 12:34:16 PM dbj2
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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.) Thankfully, 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 Terry McMillan's husband]] fled the country for this reason.) Thankfully, However the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, has declared that she is in favour of civil rights for LGBT citizens.
2nd Apr '15 6:30:23 AM Patachou
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!! See also:
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4th Jan '15 12:39:27 AM Patachou
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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 Christopher Columbus on his second trip to the West indies in 1493. It was wrested from the Spaniards by the British in 1655 during Oliver Cromwell'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 Christopher Columbus UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus on his second trip to the West indies in 1493. It was wrested from the Spaniards by the British in 1655 during Oliver Cromwell's UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell's administration, and was a British colony until its independence in 1962.



Gave the world reggae, ska, mento, Music/BobMarley, Grace Jones, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Creator/AnthonyWinkler, Creator/OliverSamuels, Usain Bolt, the Music/TwinOfTwins, Courtney Walsh, Keith Arthurton (these two being members or past members of the West Indies cricket team), the Reggae Boyz football/soccer team, Rastafari, the "jerk" cooking style, Blue Mountain Coffee, its trademark beef patties, Red Stripe beer, bulla cakes, bammies, and its immediately recognizable patois dialect.

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Gave the world reggae, {{Reggae}}, ska, mento, Music/HarryBelafonte, Music/BobMarley, Grace Jones, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Creator/AnthonyWinkler, Creator/OliverSamuels, Usain Bolt, the Music/TwinOfTwins, Courtney Walsh, Keith Arthurton (these two being members or past members of the West Indies cricket team), the Reggae Boyz football/soccer team, Rastafari, the "jerk" cooking style, Blue Mountain Coffee, its trademark beef patties, Red Stripe beer, bulla cakes, bammies, and its immediately recognizable patois dialect.
25th Nov '14 4:02:03 PM theAdeptRogue
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Gave the world reggae, ska, mento, Music/BobMarley, Grace Jones, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Creator/AnthonyWinkler, OliverSamuels, Usain Bolt, the Music/TwinOfTwins, Courtney Walsh, Keith Arthurton (these two being members or past members of the West Indies cricket team), the Reggae Boyz football/soccer team, Rastafari, the "jerk" cooking style, Blue Mountain Coffee, its trademark beef patties, Red Stripe beer, bulla cakes, bammies, and its immediately recognizable patois dialect.

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Gave the world reggae, ska, mento, Music/BobMarley, Grace Jones, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Creator/AnthonyWinkler, OliverSamuels, Creator/OliverSamuels, Usain Bolt, the Music/TwinOfTwins, Courtney Walsh, Keith Arthurton (these two being members or past members of the West Indies cricket team), the Reggae Boyz football/soccer team, Rastafari, the "jerk" cooking style, Blue Mountain Coffee, its trademark beef patties, Red Stripe beer, bulla cakes, bammies, and its immediately recognizable patois dialect.
28th Aug '14 5:34:43 AM Patachou
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* ''Film/TheHarderTheyCome'' was the first Jamaican movie ever and has become a CultClassic both in Jamaica and the West. Its CultSoundtrack too.



* 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,'' ''Dancehall Queen,'' and the Jimmy Cliff movie ''The Harder They Come.''

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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,'' Cop'' and ''Dancehall Queen,'' and the Jimmy Cliff movie ''The Harder They Come.''Queen,''.
2nd Jun '14 7:05:46 AM Kalmbach
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Its national tree is the Blue Mahoe (used widely in cabinet-making, furniture-building and wood carvings); its national flower is the Lignum Vitae (used to treat coughs and arthritis, and also brewed into a kind of tea, and its wood is used to make a variety of items); and its national bird is Red-Billed Streamertail hummingbird (nicknamed the "Doctor Bird" and featured in Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story "Film/ForYourEyesOnly").

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Its national tree is the Blue Mahoe (used widely in cabinet-making, furniture-building and wood carvings); its national flower is the Lignum Vitae (used to treat coughs and arthritis, and also brewed into a kind of tea, and its incredibly hard and rot-resistant wood is used to make a variety of items); and its national bird is Red-Billed Streamertail hummingbird (nicknamed the "Doctor Bird" and featured in Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story "Film/ForYourEyesOnly").
8th May '14 5:46:20 AM erforce
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Its national tree is the Blue Mahoe (used widely in cabinet-making, furniture-building and wood carvings); its national flower is the Lignum Vitae (used to treat coughs and arthritis, and also brewed into a kind of tea, and its wood is used to make a variety of items); and its national bird is Red-Billed Streamertail hummingbird (nicknamed the "Doctor Bird" and featured in the ''Film/JamesBond'' story ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'').

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Its national tree is the Blue Mahoe (used widely in cabinet-making, furniture-building and wood carvings); its national flower is the Lignum Vitae (used to treat coughs and arthritis, and also brewed into a kind of tea, and its wood is used to make a variety of items); and its national bird is Red-Billed Streamertail hummingbird (nicknamed the "Doctor Bird" and featured in the ''Film/JamesBond'' Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'').
"Film/ForYourEyesOnly").



* Creator/IanFleming liked Jamaica a lot, building Goldeneye, a house, there. As such it features quite a bit in his ''Literature/JamesBond'' novels like ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'' (San Monique is played by the island in [[Film/LiveAndLetDie the film version]]), ''Literature/DrNo'' (which [[Film/DrNo film version]] was also filmed there) and the short stories "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights Octopussy]]" and "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly Quantum of Solace]]".

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* Creator/IanFleming liked Jamaica a lot, building Goldeneye, a house, there. As such it features quite a bit in his ''Literature/JamesBond'' novels like ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'' (San Monique is played by the island in [[Film/LiveAndLetDie the film version]]), ''Literature/DrNo'' (which [[Film/DrNo film version]] was also filmed there) there), ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and the short stories "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights Octopussy]]" and "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly Quantum of Solace]]".
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