JamaicaResearched via: http://wikipedia.org Student Name: Sherard Headley Date: November 23, 2009
Where is Jamaica located? • In the West Indies Jamaica lies about 480 miles (772 kilometers) south of Florida
Flag, Motto, Anthem: • The motto is "Out of Many, One People". • Eternal Father, Bless our Land,Guard us with thy mighty hand,Keep us free from evil powers,Be our light through countless hours,To our leaders, great defender,Grant true wisdom from above,Justice, truth be ours forever,Jamaica, land we love,Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, land we love. Teach us true respect for all,Stir response to duty's call,Strengthen us the weak to cherish,Give us vision lest we perish,Knowledge send us Heavenly Father,Grant true wisdom from above,Justice, truth be ours forever,Jamaica, land we love,Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, land we love
Sports: • Basketball had a relatively early beginning in Jamaica. Although the source of its introduction is unknown, it is documented that in the 1940’s the Chinese were the first to formally organize the sport by creating recreational organizations that competed against each other. Two of the best teams were the United Chinese, and the Minh Chee Basketball Clubs. Blacks, who were the majority of the population became prominently involved in the sport in the 1960’s.
Famous people/role model: • Boby Marley is Jamaica's greatest Reggae artiste yet
What do you like the most about Jamaica? I love Jamaican food