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(Jamaica). State of Central America (10,991 km²). Capital: Kingston. Administrative division: provinces (parishes) (14). Population: 2,717,991 (2013 estimate). Language: English (official). Religion: Protestants 63.5%, Catholics 2.2%, other Christians 1.9%, Rastafarians 1.1%, others 10%. Currency unit: Jamaican dollar (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.715 (96th place). Borders: Sea of ​​the Antilles. Member of: Caricom, Commonwealth, OAS, UN and WTO, EU associate. According to COUNTRYAAH, Jamaica is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is Kingston. The latest population of Jamaica is 2,961,178. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Jamaica, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
HISTORY
The economic crisis caused by the foreign debt and the tensions with the USA and between the two major parties led to violent clashes since the mid-1970s. Edward Seaga, elected Prime Minister in 1980(* 1930; JLP; re-elected in 1983) leaned closely to the USA in terms of foreign policy and initiated a change in economic and social policy by, inter alia,. promoted free enterprise and followed the austerity policy demanded by the International Monetary Fund; this led inter alia. to large price and tax increases and high unemployment, the v. a. affected the black majority of the population. The lack of a sustained economic upturn brought renewed unrest in 1986/87. The 1989 elections were won by the PNP under former Prime Minister Manley. This pushed – in a departure from its earlier policy – the liberalization of the economy. After resigning in 1992 for health reasons, the newly elected leader of the PNP took over Percival James Patterson (* 1936), the office of Prime Minister. He was confirmed in office in early elections in March 1993 (also in 1997 and 2002). His government continued the market economy course. After his resignation, P. L. Simpson Miller was elected chairman of the PNP and thus also Prime Minister (from March 30, 2006). The parliamentary elections on September 3, 2007 were only just won (31 of 60 seats) by the opposition Labor Party (JLP). Your chairman Bruce Golding (* 1947) was appointed Prime Minister on September 11, 2007. On May 23, 2010 he declared a state of emergency for the capital Kingston. The reason was street battles between criminal gangs and the police. The trigger for the unrest was the extradition of the drug lord Cristopher “Dudus” Coke (* 1969), which was demanded by the USA. Golding resigned in October 2011, burdened by public criticism of these events. He was succeeded by A. Holness (JLP), who scheduled early elections for December 2011. Against the background of high unemployment, the opposition PNP was able to win these elections with a clear majority. The PNP Leader P. L. Simpson Miller was again head of government. The main domestic political problems remained high youth unemployment and social inequality. Led by A. Holness, who criticized the government’s austerity policy during the election campaign, the opposition JLP won the parliamentary elections on February 25, 2016. The JLP held 32 of the 63 parliamentary mandates, the PNP 31. Holness was sworn in as Prime Minister on March 3, 2016.

GMAT Test Centers in Jamaica

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Jamaica, located in Kingston. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. Mona School of Business University of the West Indies Mona Campus Kingston 7 Jamaica Phone: 876-977-7174 Test Center Information Upon arrival at the university feel free to… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Jamaica

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »