Happy Independence Day Jamaica
Jamaica is an Island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It was first inhabited by Arawak Indians until in 1494 Christopher Columbus explored it and named it St.Lago.
Christopher Columbus is believed to be the first European to visit Jamaica.It was under Spanish rule until 1655 when it was taken over by the British.
Port Royal was the Capital of Jamaica and this was where the Buccaneers operated from. Port Royal fell into the sea during an earthquake in 1692. The entire city of Port Royal went under water.
Jamaica was ruled by the British until August 6, 1962, when it became independent.
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