JAMAICA

By: Alissa & Emily

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Constitution:

Jamaica, like America, also have a constitution. Their constitution was formed in 1962 and was drafted by a joint committee of the Jamaican legislature from 1961-62, approved in the United Kingdom.

Leader and terms

Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy governed under the constitution of 1962. It has a bicameral Parliament made up of a 21-member Senate and a 60-member House of Representatives. Like America they have a "president" but theirs is known as a "The prime minister" which is their head of government, her name is Portia Simpson Miller.

B.O.R

Jamaica has fundamental rights and freedom laws which is like our amendments. But instead of being called admendments they call them sections.
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Branches

The Constitution vests executive power in the cabinet, led by the Prime Minister. Executive Power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested both in the government and in the Parliament of Jamaica. The Us too has different branches.

Values & Culture:

America and Jamaica values resemble each other for instance some of there values consist of:

Family

Trust

Religion

Rastafarianism

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General Infrastructures:

Jamaica enjoys an extensive though aging infrastructure which has received much government attention in the 1990s. The small island is served by a network of over 18,700 kilometers (11,620 miles) of roads, 13,100 kilometers (8,140 miles) of which are paved.

Economy

The Jamaican economy is heavily dependent on services, which now account for 70% of GDP. The country continues to derive most of its foreign exchange from tourism, remittances, and bauxite/alumina.

Education:

Primary school 6-12
secondary CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) Examinations
CXC Caribbean Advanced Placement Examination (CAPE)