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 Descriptive Essay 520 words My Vacation in Jamaica For my birthday, I wanted to go somewhere I’ve never been before, see things I’ve never seen. I decided to go to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I flew in, and stayed at a beautiful all inclusive resort. The beaches and weather were flawless, the staff was astonishing and the food was unlimited. Plenty of activities to enjoy. It was definitely a good  destination for my birthday. When I walked up from the cab I was in shock of how detailed this...

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history of Jamaica Today Jamaica is very lively and exciting. People went these streets like bees from the very first sun rays hits the street. From four in the morning, delivery trucks starts to flood the streets. To deliver all kinds of goods that provides necessity (from newspapers to food supply) to keep this street running like a well oiled machine. At six in the morning public transportation starts to claim the street for workers and students. After six you will see Jamaica swirling with ...

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Europeans in Jamaica

When did they come? Jamaica was first colonized by a native group of South American origin who, in the early history of Jamaica, called their home a paradise of wood and water. The Arawak were there to greet Christopher Columbus when he arrived in Jamaica in 1494, beginning a long period of European colonization there. The history of Jamaica as a European outpost saw the island under Spanish rule for 150 years, during which the city now known as Spanish Town was established and flourished as the...

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Vacation in Jamaica

a lifetime vacation in Jamaica. Since my husband and I got married in May of 2010, we did not have a honeymoon or a vacation. So my husband Ryan and I came to a decision that we are going to take this opportunity and spend lavishes on a combo vacation. This trip was once in a lifetime vacation in Jamaica, and we were very excited, I felt like a little kid waiting for my very first candy. Ryan and I went ahead and book our vacation at Sandals, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. There was so much to...

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Jamaica Research Paper

The island of Jamaica is very rich in culture and has many historic turnabouts throughout the years. The country has a rich and complex history including being the first country to have Arawak and Taino Indians settle there. The Arawak Indians of South America were the first people to settle in Jamaica the named the island Xaymaca meaning land of wood and water. Christopher Columbus’ first arrival was in 1494. Christopher Columbus’ son settled in Jamaica in 1509. During Spain’s occupation on the...

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Sustainable Development in Jamaica

Essay for Debate Achieving sustainable development in Jamaica is unattainable given the present cultural norms of the country. A recent study conducted by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) defines sustainable development as “a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are made consistent with the future as well as present needs of a nation.” Sustainable...

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Persuasive Essay: Jamaica

The Disillusionment of Paradise Jamaica is known as an island of paradise for many individuals around the world. The culture is rich with its long white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water as far as the eyes can see, palm trees blowing in the crisp breeze, Duns River falls, and the birth place of reggae music. Often times when the illusion of perfection is removed from a situation, clarity is identified. In reality, to the vast majority of its natives, Jamaica is a country plagued with corruption...

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Jamaica: Culture and History

Jamaica: Culture and History Whenever there is the mention of Jamaican Culture these days, people's thoughts seem to turn to Reggae music. Reggae is a refined beat of different music styles, which preceded it. There was a musical form, which was a fusion of calypso and the Cuban rhythm that originated around the turn of the twentieth century and lasted about fifty years. Ska had a very short life span with its beat, which was quicker than the Reggae beat, and its base was not as distinctive. ...

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Life and Debt: Jamaica and the Imf

and Debt Through the eyes of Westerners taking holidays on the beautiful beaches of Jamaica, most will only be exposed to the bountiful sunshine constantly spraying across their faces, the perfect turquoise tropic waters surrounding the island, and the rich fruit that tastes so fresh it leaves you feeling as if it must have been picked off the tree only mere moments ago. In Life and Debt, the film portrays Jamaica from two substantially clashing views. First, it is highlighted as a perfect vacation...

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Poverty and Hunger In Jamaica

Poverty and Hungry in Jamaica “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”- James Baldwin. When a person is living in poverty, everything they do daily seems like an accomplishment because it is difficult for them to possess. If a person never really have food, it feels like a blessing when the do receive it. Everything seems expensive because the have nothing. What exactly is poverty? Poverty...

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