Happy Independence Day, Jamaica!

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  • A Time for Change
  • Government and Politics
  • Natural Resources
  • Poverty and Crime
  • Jamaica All Over the World
  • Out of Many, One People
  • Spanish Rule
  • British Rule
  • The Maroons
  • Independence Day

Natural Resources

A majority of the Jamaican economy relies on services, with mining and tourism being the top earners of foreign exchange. Yet, the global recession had a huge negative impact on the country’s economy from 2007 to 2009. As a result, the government established an initiative in 2010 to manage the country’s debt.

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