Jamaica (xaymaca) means land of wood and
Christopher Columbus landed in jamaica may 4 1494
The English captured our island in 1655
Port royal was the richest and wickest city.
In 1692 was destroyed by a earthquake.
Slavery was abolished in 1834.
On august 6 1962 jamaica gained it’s independence from England.

 Modern jamaica is made up of
Migrants from india, china, arabs, germans and Jewish settlers.
Our unique racial mix gives us our national motto”out of many one people.