[World History Archives]

The history of the economy and environment
of Jamaica

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   The history in general of Jamaica

The history of Jamaica's economy in general

More C&W staff to go
The Kingston Times, 8 May 2000. Cable and Wireless workers are gearing themselves for the unemployment line, as the company seeks to implement phase two of its restructuring program, which began in 1998 and manifested itself last year with almost 300 posts being made redundant.

The history of Jamaica's environment

Forests bypassed by Jamaican Parliament
By Zadie Neufville, ENS, 12 June 1998. Jamaica's tree planting program has suffered a setback because Parliament has failed to approve a forest management plan. Forests on the Caribbean island nation are disappearing at an estimated rate of over 5 percent a year.
Jean Brown Finds Her Niche
By Dionne Jackson Miller, IPS, 1 June 2000. When the environmental movement started to become popular in Jamaica a decade ago, it engaged mainly white foreigners, but that did not stop Jean Brown from jumping right in.