Essays Tagged: "Jamaica"

Factual Proposition: Consuming marijuana is detrimental to one's health.

oday. The most important studies of recent times took place in the 1970's in Greece, Costa Rica and Jamaica. These tests reported on the effects of marijuana on its users in there natural environment. ... Claim A: Marijuana does not impair in anyway male reproductive functioning . 1. Grounds: The Jamaican field studies proved "There are no differences in hormone levels or reproductive functionin ...

(6 pages) 246 1 4.1 Nov/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


Imagine this: spring break 1962, Jamaica. You are strolling down the streets of Kingston, enjoying the cool sea breeze and the deligh ... tend the university of wisconsin-you ears with a lush sound. This is the sound of ska.Ska is an old Jamaican form of music that blossomed when Jamaica won its independence from England in 1962. At thi ... time, anand attend the university of wisconsin- man named Clement Dodd decided to create a uniquely Jamaican danceable sound. Ska is a potpourri of different musical styles; and draws influence from m ...

(4 pages) 102 3 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

An essay comparing and contrasting the two poems: "Island Man" by Grace Nichols and "The Fringe of the Sea", by A.L. Hendriks. (UK English GCSE Coursework, KS 4)

Ghana, and now living in Britain. A.L. Hendriks wrote "The Fringe of the Sea", and she was born in Jamaica, but also now lives in Britain.The poem "Island Man" is about and for, "a Caribbean man in L ...

(8 pages) 103 2 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Country Report on Jamaica and one of its policies.

Part 1: The Country ReportJamaica is the largest of the island countries located in the West Indies. With a population of appr ... are Protestants, with a combined 40 percent of the people being Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, or Hindu.Jamaica's economy revolves greatly around tourism, the island's largest earner of income. The Gross ... de up 62 percent. Industry, agriculture, forestry and fishing rounded out the remaining 38 percent. Jamaica's most important export crop is sugarcane, from which rum and molasses are also made. The na ...

(7 pages) 90 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Compare and Contrast The Two Poems "Island Man" and "The Fringe Of The Sea"

the authors, and connects them; the author of "The Fringe Of The Sea", A.L. Hendricks, was born in Jamaica and later in life moved to Britain. Grace Nichols, author of "Island Man", was born in Ghana ...

(19 pages) 100 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


Jamaica is located in the Caribbean, Island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. The absolute locati ... Caribbean, Island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. The absolute location is 18 15 North, 77 30. Jamaica is 885.1 km (550 miles) south of Miami, Florida, and 144.8 km (90 miles) south of Cuba. King ... is 885.1 km (550 miles) south of Miami, Florida, and 144.8 km (90 miles) south of Cuba. Kingston is Jamaica's capital and its major commercial centre. It is located on the south coast of the island. T ...

(1 pages) 39 0 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The essay is about the life of bob Marley.

After Jamaica got independence in1962, the lack of political improvement and black power movement in the U ... to spread Rasta thought all over the world. Reggae music had developed in the Caribbean island such Jamaica, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico. Bob Marley is a legend to reggae music in Jamaica. He had emerge ... different. At the age of 19, she meet Bob's father Captain Norval Marley. Noral's family were white Jamaicans from the Clarendon. Norval family was active in business and agriculture. Cedalla do not k ...

(8 pages) 99 1 3.9 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

History and Uses of the Banana.

ding in the United States. However, later that year, a sea captain named Lorenzo Dow Baker left for Jamaica and returned to New Jersey with a strange looking fruit with an unusual name-- "banana". For ...

(1 pages) 31 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Trip to Jamaica.

Jamaican locals had been pressuring us since the minute we walked off the plane, but we were afraid. ... since the minute we walked off the plane, but we were afraid. The horror stories about Americans in Jamaica usually keep anyone from traveling to a remote location in the heart of this foreign land. T ... as opposed to the life altering affect as some might. Prior to our flight we anticipated pressuring Jamaicans and said there is no way we would go; the risk heavily outweighed the benefits.After a few ...

(5 pages) 59 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Jamaican Flag: very short description of the flag, meaning, and short history

Jamaica was liberated on August 6,1962. That same day the Jamaican flag came into use. The Jamaican ... sh Commonwealth of Nations aim was to get its different regions to take charge of their selves. The Jamaican Flag was the idea of Lincoln Palmer by the request of the queen of Jamaica Elizabeth the se ... ors of the flag are gold, green and black. The gold represents the national wealth of and beauty of Jamaica. The Spanish then the British because of there national resources colonized Jamaica. The war ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

50 Cent & and how he is shown in the music industry

50 Cent was born in the south of Jamaica, 26 years ago. In the late 70s, 50 lost those closest to him. He was raised without a father ...

(7 pages) 61 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The best of Bob Marley

b Marley has touched many people; he was an inspiration to the masses of poverty stricken people of Jamaica and the world. Bob Marley was a leading voice of his generation who received Jamaica's Order ... ert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) was born February 6, 1945 in the Nine Miles area of St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica. He was born to Cedella Booker, a teenage Jamaican mother and Captain Norval Marley, a 50 ye ...

(7 pages) 96 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


Rastafarianism is said to have started in Jamaica when it really originated from Africa. The Rastafari arose in the early 1930s in Jamaica. Th ... en written about them. What is known is what each color stands for. "Red signifies the blood of the Jamaican martyrs (from the Maroons on down to Marcus Garvey), the black depicts the Africans whose d ... oons on down to Marcus Garvey), the black depicts the Africans whose descendants form 98 percent of Jamaica's population, and the green represents the color of Jamaica's vegetation and the Rastas' hop ...

(4 pages) 72 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Problems facing sugar planters in the British colony of Jamaica during the period 1850-1900, and the solutions used to solve them.

Barbados, British Guiana and St. Kitts all survived the equalization crisis. The sugar industry in Jamaica, on the other hand, continued to deteriorate.Jamaica's figures show a sugar industry, which ... sugar. Before this, West Indian planters were the only ones to enjoy low rates of duty on sugar. In Jamaica there was too little space and too many plots of used and weary land for sugar to be planted ...

(3 pages) 46 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Historical and ethnographical study of rastafari religion

The Rastafari people are a group of (primarily) men that originated in Jamaica, especially in and around Kingston, who believe in being repatriated to a designated homelan ... t and future trends in the movement today.Being the offspring of a revivalist religious movement in Jamaica in the 1930's, there is the obvious root tracing of the slave owner's Christian religion and ... a period of nearly 50 years of post-slavery Revivalism, particularly Zion and Pukumina, efforts in Jamaica, some of the adherents were growing tired of the obeah, or the carried over mysticism. Zion ...

(12 pages) 85 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

By Using the spy genre, the appeals have been compared between spy films seeing what has changed.

inent in movies such as "Mission Impossible" and "True Lies". In the film "Dr. No" you get to go to Jamaica which sets a very seductive laid back island feel. Exotic locations have been sustained with ...

(2 pages) 29 0 1.8 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Essay comparing the effects of the economic models implemented during the colonization of Jamaica and Canada.

In Jamaica and Canada, modern-day attitudes towards power and ambition are the result of certain instit ... ferent economic models that the colonies imposed have had very apparent and differing consequences. Jamaica's economy depended heavily on the sugar plantations that were developed by the British. Cana ... mic models continues to impact everyday life in these countries.England gained formal possession of Jamaica from Spain in 1670 through the Treaty of Madrid. Removing the pressing need for constant def ...

(6 pages) 42 0 4.7 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Roles in Groups.

l a certain role. The group roles can be seen predominantly in the movie "Cool Runnings" where four Jamaican men join together with a coach to become Jamaica's first ever bobsled team. As the new bobs ... to the end, he made his team believe that hey could prove the world wrong and become the first ever Jamaican bobsled team. At various points of the movie when it looked like the team was going to give ...

(4 pages) 72 0 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

CARICOM(Caribbean Community and Common Market)

draw the various countries and islands of the Caribbean into one unified region.The independence of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago in August 1962 started the wheels turning for yet another effort a ... July 4 signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas. This treaty was initially signed by Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. Eight other territories would soon follow and finally, on July 4 ...

(8 pages) 58 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Jamaica, A failed State

In August 6, 1962 Jamaica dismantled the shackles of motherhood and bade goodbye to England by proclaiming itself an i ... in huge demand worldwide. No one would believe that with such a bright outlook for the future that Jamaica would be in this position today. To say that "Jamaica is a failed state" could easily qualif ... ke comparison with that of our Caribbean neighbours to realize the potency of my argument. In 1962, Jamaica economical status was superior to those of our English-speaking neighbours following an econ ...

(4 pages) 43 1 4.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays