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JAMAICA: Country Profile, June 2008
2008-06-28 03:44:02

Sample ImageJamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean Sea . It is located 150 km south of Cuba and 160 km west of Haiti and covers an area of 11,424 km². It is divided into 14 parishes. There are two main cities, Kingston the capital and Montego Bay. The government is based on the Westminster parliamentary model. The Governor-General represents the Queen of England as the head of state. A cabinet of ministers, selected from the bicameral legislature and headed by the Prime Minister, forms the executive branch of government.

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2008-04-04 09:42:04
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8 Gibraltar Hall Road  ▪  University of the West Indies  ▪  Mona Campus
P.O. Box 384, Cross Roads, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Tel: 001-876 927-1540, 001-876 970-0016; (202) 558-4563, Fax:001-876 927-2657
e-mail@jam.paho.org