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  The Town of Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica's capital, lies on the fertile plains of Liguanea (pronounced Lig-a-nee — an ancient Arawak Indian name) between the cays and banks of the eastern coast and the towering Blue Mountains.
Kingston is not the sort of resort paradise to be found on the north coast but it offers a great deal more to the traveler who seeks to gain more than a sun tan from a holiday in Jamaica.
Jamaica's first capital under the Spanish occupation was at Spanish Town, some ten miles inland, whereas the island's major centre of trade was at Port Royal at the edge of the harbour which is the seventh largest harbour in the world.
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston (population 600,000) is the capital of Jamaica.
On January 14, 1907, an earthquake in Kingston killed more than 1,000 people.Apart from being the seat of the Jamaican government, the city is also home to the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies founded in 1948.
Kingston is served by Norman Manley International Airport and also by the smaller and primarily domestic Tinson Pen Airport.
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 Jamaica FAQ's - Jamaicans.com Jamaica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The average temperature in Jamaica is 80-90 F and may be lower in higher altitudes.
Jamaica is an independent state, a parliamentary democracy and member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.The system of government is called "democratic" because the government is elected by the people themselves every five years, everybody in Jamaica aged 18 or over having the right to vote.
Jamaica College old boys website, which was the first alumni Jamaica high school to go online, is a great resource for famous Jamaicans who have made outstanding contributions to Jamaica.
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 Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston has many handsome old churches, but one of the most impressive is the octagonal St Andrew Scots Kirk, built in the Georgian manner by a group of prominent Scottish merchants, and surrounded by a gallery supported by Corinthian pillars.
Kingston survives in spite of its grossly exaggerated reputation as a dangerous city of tenuously reined-in chaos.
Kingston was founded at the end of the 17th century as a refuge for survivors of a devastating earthquake that had hit Jamaica, and that all but destroyed Port Royal, a large town on the opposite side of the harbor.
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 Kingston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kingston, Isle of Wight - Isle of Wight, England
Kingston, Norfolk Island the capital of the territory
Division of Kingston, a federal electoral district of the Australian House of Representatives in South Australia.
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 Jamaica (03/06)
Jamaica has diplomatic relations with most nations and is a member of the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
Jamaica is an active member of the British Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement, the G-15, and the G-77.
Jamaica is a beneficiary of the Cotonou Conventions, through which the European Union (EU) grants trade preferences to selected states in Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
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 Volunteer in Jamaica - Study Abroad and Volunteer Opportunities in Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica is connected by culture to Africa, by geography to the Americas, and by history to the British Commonwealth.
As the national university, it is highly regarded and respected in Jamaica and the Caribbean, preparing students from a wide variety of backgrounds with strong qualifications and skills for entry into the workplace.
Jamaica is home to a wide variety of volunteer agencies, some connected to worldwide volunteer organizations such as the YMCA, others of local founding.
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Kingston, after all, is the city of ska, limbo, Calypso and of course reggae, made famous by the late Bob Marley.
Jamaica was also the boyhood home of Harry Belafonte, the singer of songs about Jamaican banana boats and such.
Jamaica's pirate-era capital, Port Royal, billed as "the wickedest city in the world," was destroyed by a 1692 earthquake in which as many as 2,000 people died in a matter of three minutes.
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 Travel to Jamaica. Jamaica Tourism. Jamaica Tour Vacation. Tours
Jamaica has a deep rich history that must be understood for one to appreciate Jamaica's diversity.
The majority of Jamaica's population is of African decent, which stems from the slaves brought to the island to work on the sugar cane plantations.
Kingston is a preferred vacation travel destination for those interested in Jamaica's history.
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The U.S. Embassy continues its tradition of support for literary development in Jamaica, and is once again a sponsor of the Calabash International Literary Festival, being held this weekend in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth.
Stone is flanked by Chairperson of the Jamaica Women's Political Caucus Hermione McKenzie (left) and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy Patricia Attkisson.
She met with members of the Jamaica Debates Commission and students at the Denbigh High School in Clarendon.
kingston.usembassy.gov   (1448 words)

 Kingston Jamaica. spanish Town Jamaica. Jamaican Blue Mountains.
The capital of Jamaica is Kingston which is a booming metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000.
Kingston is located in the southeast part of the island.
Kingston is comprised of a number of communities.
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But for the other side of New Kingston, the night-time crowd, it is not the real estate so much as its centrality in the city that is the pull.
The New Kingston district is bound within a relatively small area of the capital, and is a bit choked because of the high demand for commercial space.
To own a piece of New Kingston is a real estate boon, and some of Jamaica's top companies have either found a home there or have substantive holdings that they rent.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20050910T210000-0500_88014_OBS_IN_NEW_KINGSTON____.asp   (1623 words)

 CDMP: Landslide Susceptibility Maps for Kingston Jamaica
The city of Kingston was founded on the coastal plain of Liguanea in 1692 following the devastation of Port Royal by a submarine landslide triggered by the earthquake of June 6, 1692.
in the parishes of Kingston, St.Andrew, and southeastern St.Catherine.
Munich Re (1988) include Jamaica in the Earthquake Exposure Grading Zone 3 (a probable maximum MMI VIII once in 50 years for average soil conditions, firm sediments); the entire coastline is shown exposed to tsunamis and the frequency of Atlantic Hurricanes is 1.0 to 2.9 per year.
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 BBC SPORT | Cricket | WI v Eng | Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica is in no way the most expensive in the Caribbean, but there is still little good news for those on a budget.
Kingston is a rough and ready place, and certainly not for the faint-hearted, so make sure you ask locally where to avoid and never wander around the city after dark.
Sampling Kingston life will give a real buzz to those looking to sample the true Jamaica, but for most English visitors it is all about slapping on the sun cream and slipping into ill-fitting beach wear.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/cricket/england/3517485.stm   (545 words)

 The Guns Of Kingston
A general election in Jamaica is only 18 months away, and the leader of the opposition Edward Seaga claims the security forces were attempting to intimidate his supporters on behalf of the ruling People's National Party government.
Of the horrendous 537 murders to have taken place this year in Jamaica by the time of the rioting, close to 400 - 71 per cent - were in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine, in what the Jamaica Constabulary Force calls the Metro area.
The gun battles were confined almost entirely to Kingston West, which Seaga has represented in parliament since 1962, when Jamaica became independent from Britain and Sir Alexander Bustamante, of the Labour, was the country's first prime minister.
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 Jamaica | LukeTravels.com
However, I go to Jamaica to relax, and I find the pace on the beach to be a little too hectic for me. Thus, I spend most of my time on the "cliffs" at the south end of the beach.
The big difference between going to Jamaica in August, versus going in the winter, is that it rains almost every day in August.
The money is in Jamaican dollars and it's hard to convert it back to US dollars, but since I vacation in Jamaica every year, and spend nothing but Jamaican dollars while there, it really works out well for me. I have consistently made 25% interest on my vacation play money for years.
www.luketravels.com /jamaica   (967 words)

 Scottish Placenames - Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston (Angus, City of Glasgow, East Lothian, Moray and Renfrewshire) also all over southern England and is found in Ireland and Wales as well.
The origin of the name of Jamaica's capital city is more likely to honour royalty (possibly King William III) rather than a particular place in the British Isles, especially considering that Port Royal had been the previous seat of administration until 1872.
Kingston Bridge in Glasgow (illustrated here) is named after a docklands area of the city which in turn may have taken its name from Kingston, Jamaica in the days when ships sailed regularly from there to the West Indies.
www.rampantscotland.com /placenames/placename_kingston.htm   (1896 words)

 Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston is Jamaica's cosmopolitan capital at the foot of the broad Liguanea Plains.
Set against the backdrop of the 7,402-foot Blue Mountain Peak, Kingston is connected to the old buccaneer haunt of Port Royal by a spit of land known as the Palisadoes which encompasses the city's international airport.
In Kingston the night life is centered on Knutsford Boulevard the "Kingston Strip".
www.seejamaicacheaply.com /kingston_jamaica.html   (313 words)

 Kingston, Jamaica, Pictures
Kingston, largest city, capital, and chief seaport of Jamaica, on a deep harbor on the southeastern coast of the Caribbean island, at the foot of the lushly vegetated Blue Mountains.
The city flourished in the 18th century as a port for slave traders, and in 1872 it succeeded Spanish Town as the island's capital.
Kingston was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1907.
www.greatestcities.com /Caribbean/Jamaica/Kingston_city_state_capital.html   (314 words)

 Kingston, city, Jamaica
Kingston was founded in 1693 on a deep, landlocked harbor.
The former capital, Port Royal, at the tip of the long, narrow peninsula forming the harbor, was inundated after an earthquake in 1692; the capital was then moved to Spanish Town and, in 1872, to Kingston.
Kingston is famed for its lively calypsos and its relics of buccaneering days.
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 Climate In Kingston Jamaica, Climate In Kingston Jamaica information
The current composition of the lower house of Jamaica's Parliament is 49 PNP and 11 JLP.
Rocksteady was the music of Jamaica's rude boys by the mid-1960s, when The Wailers and The Clarendonians dominated the charts, taking over from pioneers like Alton Ellis (who is often said to have invented rocksteady).
Climate: Jamaica is subject to tropical marine climate with mean daily temperatures ranging from a 26 C...
www.jamaicas.co.uk /ClimateInKingstonJamaica   (1450 words)

 World Press Review - Kingston Jamaica - Violence - Economy
July 7 in Kingston, Jamaica, was a familiar refrain from the 1960s: the rough-and-tumble of party politics played out by police and gangs.
In the same weekend that Minister of Finance and Planning Omar Davies went to the nation to brag about the number of international institutions and agencies that have commented favorably on Jamaica’s economic achievements, his message was shot by blazing guns in West Kingston that concentrated the nation’s attention away from the economy.
The week’s turmoil in Jamaica should be enough to prove my thesis that Jamaica’s fundamental crisis is cultural/sociological, not economic.
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 Kingston (Jamaica)
Capital, largest city, and principal port of Jamaica, West Indies, on the southeast coast; population (2002 est) 583,900.
It is the cultural and commercial centre of the island.
Founded in 1693, Kingston became the capital of Jamaica in 1872 and remained capital at independence in 1962.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0014116.html   (280 words)

Jamaica is an island in the West Indies, 90 mi (145 km) south of Cuba and 100 mi (161 km) west of Haiti.
Jamaica was inhabited by Arawak Indians when Columbus explored it in 1494 and named it St. Iago.
Jamaica: Government - Government Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy governed under the constitution of 1962.
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 Kingston, city, Jamaica
Delta adds rhythm of Kingston, Jamaica - birthplace of reggae music - to growing list of Caribbean capitals served nonstop from Atlanta; Jamaican capital to become Delta's 17th Caribbean destination; service strengthens Atlanta's position as fastest-growing gateway to the Caribbean.
Birth of a big hitter: Jamaica is entering a challenging new export era aimed at tapping its vast potential and turning it into an exciting and flamboyant player, particularly in the UK.
Jamaica Has Spirit, Today!; Spirit Inaugurates Service to Its Fort Lauderdale Hub from Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica.
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 Jamaica Information Service
Jamaica is a constitutional monarchy and is a member of the Commonwealth.
Therefore, the Queen of England, Elizabeth II is the titular head of the country.
Local Government is structured on a parish basis, with two parishes, Kingston and St Andrew, amalgamated and administered by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC).
www.jis.gov.jm /gov_ja/index.asp   (926 words)

 JAMAICA - A premier caribbean travel destination featuring the resort areas of Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, ...
JAMAICA - A premier caribbean travel destination featuring the resort areas of Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Kingston, Port Antonio and South Coast.
Kingston is built around the 7th largest natural harbour in the world?
As Jamaica’s capital city from 1534 to 1872, Spanish Town was the focal point of the island’s social, economic and political life.
www.visitjamaica.com   (222 words)

 Jamaica - Jamaica map - Kingston Jamaica map
Jamaica > Jamaica Kingston > Kingston Jamaica map
Finally, watch handcart higglers, hawking their wares, alongside glittering fashion boutiques and you`ll know that Kingston is one city which spans two worlds.
Though it is not as popular to tourists as the resort areas on the north coast, there is a tremendous amount of beauty and history in Kingston.
www.all-jamaica.com /dest/kingston_descr.html   (223 words)

 Kingston Jamaica - Hotels, Beach and All Inclusive Resorts
Rentals in Kingston Jamaica with Visitnegril.com presents a exclusive selection of Beach Resort, Hotel Resorts, All Inclusive Resorts and Vacation Rentals in Kingston Jamaica.
Below you will find links to what we consider to be some of Kingston best vacation rentals.
These unique Jamaica vacation rentals will allow you to travel Kingston Jamaica as you relax and soak up Jamaica's sun while it rejuvenates your body, mind, spirit and most importantly your soul.
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