Some facts about Jamaica include that the mongoose was imported to the island in 1872 to rid cane fields of rats but they also ended up killing off most of the snake population. Voodoo was introduced there by African sla... More »

The island nation of Cuba is located south of the Bahamas and the United States. Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are south of Cuba, and the Dominican Republic's island of Hispaniola is southeast of the small island nation... More »

Jamaica's culture is a diverse blend of customs and traditions shaped by the country's long history of colonialism, slavery and displacement. The earliest known natives of the island were the Taino people, who were displ... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions

Jamaica is home to only a few indigenous mammals, but a wide variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects can be found there. Some of the more common species of mammal, such as the wild boar and the Asian mongoose,... More »

The climate in Jamaica is tropical and humid with warm to hot temperatures all year round. The average temperature in Jamaica is between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Jamaican nights are considerably cooler than the days... More »

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Northwestern Caribbean Sea. It is one of the largest island nations in the Caribbean. Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1494. It was a Spanish and British colo... More »

As of 2015, Jamaica's administrative regions are divided into 14 parishes: Clarendon, Kingston, Hanover, Portland, Manchester, Saint Andrew, Saint Catherine, Saint Ann, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Mary, Saint James, Saint Tho... More »