Jamaica Overview Nations // Central America/Caribbean



OVERVIEW Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. It gained independence from Britain in 1962, but still recognizes the British monarch as its head of state. Compared to many nations, Jamaica faces no notable external or internal security threats. However, human-trafficking and drug smuggling, as well as the violence that arises from it, remain concerns. Were Jamaica to face a serious external threat, it would call upon assistance from other members of the Commonwealth...

 

Like what you're reading? Become a member.

To become a member, please call (+1) 202-450-3967 or click here to
request subscription information.

If you are already a member, please log in to view this content.